So it's kinda a regular July mess out back- in a good way. Lots of stuff is ripening, I'm getting loads of squash and cucumbers- but also some really interesting bugs. I'm not sure if this is a beneficial or not but I don't care. It's probably pollinating. But wow it's pretty. It's clearly some … Continue reading July bugs
I had two beautiful celery plants last fall, that were cut down in their prime by gophers. So when I was purchasing plants pre-isolation, I bought one more celery and put it in a pot- so that hungry rodents would not be an issue. What I did not consider is that perhaps Celery plants do … Continue reading Saving the celery
It's bugs. The advantage is bugs. Good bugs! Of course pollinators is the obvious one- flowers attract bees! Flowers also give food to adult ladybugs so they can be fruitful and multiply and make larvae that eat the nasty bugs! This is a celery which is not flowering, but it's a really good picture of … Continue reading The advantage of letting things go to seed
So at my last day of work, surveying the news reports out of Italy, I made the decision to self-isolate a little earlier then the city of San Francisco pulled the trigger to do so, due to my parent's health issues. Realizing I had to prepare for a while without supplies, I bought as much … Continue reading Mid-March planting, part 1
Today was a real San Francisco special, which is to say in the morning was so windy I had to wear two sweaters but by 2pm it was nearly 75. Yay October! Stupid weather tricks aside, I had work to do. That bed is kinda a mess even with all the beans pulled out, so … Continue reading Next bed done, now with bonus celery!