Marionberry season is officially here, so the annual fight to get enough berries upstairs to make baked goods has started. It's a fight that pits me against me, and I'm losing. It's also a fight of me against me with regards to the blueberries as well, I'm losing that battle as well. This southern highbush … Continue reading Captain’s log: a busy June gets busier
Otherwise known as: Too Many Cucurbits. This all started last month, but it's ongoing and wonderful. We had a wet early April/late March. Most of the seedlings in the greenhouse were happy to be shielded from the deluge, and I was happy for our cities water table. The few plants that were already out were … Continue reading The greenhouse starts to pay off!
Trying out new things in the garden is a necessity year after year. A soil blend you like might be out of stock or reformulated badly, so you have to give something else a try. Last year your favorite tomato really beefed it and got ultra blighty or aphidy and you now know sun-gold is … Continue reading Old cucumber seed, new cucumber growing method
So the cucumbers are a mess- on account of the fact that they're cucumbers and it's San Francisco. They're also decently productive so I've had to keep an eye on them. The reason to keep an eye on them is multi-purpose. In order to have any sort of productive vine you have to constantly battle … Continue reading Surprise and not so surprise harvests
July in San Francisco is one of the first of the really rich harvest months in our climate. Our harvest months never really end- even in winter we can have a lot of veg- but starting in June and roaring through July is when we get the really good stuff starting. Of course there's squash. … Continue reading July 2020 Harvests