Despite the weather issues, despite the fungus, despite being both crazy busy and having nothing to do except water and moan about bugs... and the whole pandemic thing- the tomato haul so far is intense. I've already been gushing about the Spike- and that was a real dark horse in terms of yields, if not … Continue reading The best and biggest surprise(s)- Black Krim the clear winner in the tomato adventure
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 it's July in San Francisco- one of the most consistently warm Julys in a while. This is good- It means the tomatoes are growing, ripening and should be nice and tasty. It also means the fungal issues that plague tomatoes in this city are only a little horrific- instead of nightmarish. It also means … Continue reading July’s Continuing tomato mis-adventures
The last couple of days have been blazing hot- which has solved some problems and exposed some others. But for the giant zucchini factory the blast of heat seems to have just gotten the proverbial motor going, to my delight. Ah- a beautiful sight. While the leaves here obviously have some lingering mildew issues from … Continue reading Captain’s Log: May 8th 2020
So while their edible season is short and tasty, which for a winter crop in the Bay Area is all you could ask for- the Shugiku's continued existence as the world's prettiest flowering plant is not in jeopardy at all. I guess I'm a weirdo for only discovering now that chrysanthemums are super pretty- but … Continue reading Shungiku update