Well I finally cracked and did it. I bought a 5 gallon bucket. Because really, who doesn't need a bucket? I had a bucket- but I tried to do bucket compost in it and then forgot about it for 5 years and when I opened it... So I have a new bucket. Why do I … Continue reading My new bucket.
Well it was time to pick the largest Bok Choy left in the ground, and that freed up space for my mystery veg. It also gave me an excuse for a wide shot of my west beds. I would have photos of my yummy Bok Choy only one had cabbage maggots *in the stems* fuck. … Continue reading Planting the mystery brassica
I had to pull another cauliflower today- and yeah, maggots on the roots. The plant came up really quickly too- like it was barely alive. And that's not even the only bug on the plants. Ah good old cabbage moth. Or cabbage moth caterpillar anyways. They're hard to see most of the time- this was … Continue reading Cauliflower woes
I finally bit the bullet and grabbed myself a pepper, among other things. I am growing the lipsticks from seed but it'll be a month til the largest is large enough for the pepper pot. In the meantime this sweet Italian bulls horn should do well. It's a little runty so it got a stake. … Continue reading Some late additions and potential problems
Yesterday I was fed up with how runty and withered my two smallest cauliflowers were, so I pulled the weakest. Low and behold, the roots were crawling with cabbage fly maggots. I pulled the other one too- same story. The problem was, as you can see from one of the healthier ones- The roots actually … Continue reading A Buggy start to May