Earlier this winter I came to the conclusion that Buddy Aloe had once again outgrown his home. This was evidenced by the fact that he was too damn big for his pot. I'd rather not play re-pot roulette every 4 months with a plant that keeps trying to take my eyes out every time I … Continue reading The Final(?) Repot of Buddy Aloe
Buddy aloe has patiently and diligently waited out the winter, putting out more and more pups and just begging for attention. While also becoming a one succulent spider factory. He got more than a little root-bound, and needs a new pot pronto. Of course as he'd also become home to a veritable internet of spiders, … Continue reading Buddy aloe gets a new home
We're starting to have random rains in the night. This is very unseasonable, but in San Francisco nothing short of a random snow hurricane is truly unseasonable. This is, as you can imagine, not helping my garden's fungal issues. It has also led to an ant explosion. Which has led to an aphid explosion. And … Continue reading Ants. The absolute worst.
So buddy aloe has been happy as a clam in his nice terra-cotta pot on the workbench, out of the sun and rain. How happy? He's had a couple of babies. Now I got him because he had the beginning of pups, and I wanted to double or triple my fun, but his babies have … Continue reading Buddy Aloe has a baby
So- it's been a fun few days taking stock of what I have and what I would get in a normal environment and what I can make do with. Trellises! Not that hard to make if you have old bamboo stakes! I do have a new bed to replace the not so great fabric bed … Continue reading Captain’s Log: March 19th 2020