We had a doozy of a late winter/early spring out here, alternating between sporadic rain, gusting winds, random days of near 85 degree temperature, and amusingly, hailstones tearing chunks through leafy greens and windshields alike. The windstorms were the worst of the bunch- as they always are, and once again my way-too-big-for-his-own-pot tree collard decided … Continue reading Righting the ship. Playing the part of the ship in this metaphor, is a top heavy tree collard.
San Francisco has been windy lately. Like- really windy. Now this is normal for the area, we just have random gust storms sometimes. I've blogged about them in the past, mostly complaining about the havoc wreaked. Sometimes these windstorms happen with the rains in winter- sometimes in the heat of summer. That's the problematic one- … Continue reading Collard down!
The back row of my big seedling starter had komatsuna in it which was a bad idea. Hench the empty rows. Did you know that seedlings can themselves go to seed? Well komatsuna can. Turns out planting them in the fall isn't a guideline, it's a rule. Oh well. But the middle row of Gai … Continue reading Somethings come out of the greenhouse, somethings go into the greenhouse, somethings go in a bed- it’s busy here
Even if you don't have what you need for spring planting yet, sometimes the old plants have to go. The mystery Kale was most likely some kind of sea kale or Portuguese kale. And I have to say- it was very yummy. Alas it's time has come. Marking it as different then the others is … Continue reading Clearing the beds for spring planting
Well it's been a fun few days at work. The early spring means everyone wants to get a early start on their gardening, even though it's too early for a lot of the Bay Area usual plants. And while we had the freak rain it was decently sunny afterwards, so everyone wanted to garden! -I'm … Continue reading The bugs are back