Well they were planted in January, I'm aware it is now February- no heckling from the peanut gallery please. So as the weather warms up I am focusing on harvests and maintenance and clearing beds so I have space for spring planting. I probably should tell myself that instead of buying more komatsuna and mustard … Continue reading Last Brassicas of January
The Komatsuna are flowering. Which is very pretty- but signals the end of the road as far as edibility goes. Some of these pictures were taking in the wee hours of the morning which is affecting the light balance. In the notoriously fungus-y 4x4 bed the broccolini and kohlrabi are doing fine. The two extra … Continue reading Late January Brassica Update
Alright, it's still raining periodically, but that's no excuse. It was much worse last year, and I have too much to do to be idle. But oh what a mess. It's just wall to wall shrooms in the shade herb bed- but that's not the only fungus among us. The weird cat hair like mycelium … Continue reading Digging out from under the mire
So after a good proper storming we're in a dry period, and I can tally the damage. The verdict? Not great! It looks like the mildew issues in the 4x4 bed have outlived the squash vines, as these little mold filaments show. At first I thought they were some sort of cat hair- but no, … Continue reading Wind, rain, fog; the effects of wild weather can still be felt after.
This has been a hell of a year huh? You might have noticed a lack of posts lately, that's because my father was in the hospital and things got a little complicated for a while. He's ok now, but it's been a hellacious couple of weeks. I have a lot to do in the garden … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 31 2019