Well it cracked 90 today here in the sunny Excelsior and I felt like I was going to melt out of my shoes. Had to do some mid-day emergency watering, which is always fun at noon. Then once the sun wasn't so high in the sky I did some planting and an even deeper watering … Continue reading More Brassicas, more problems, more heat.
The rains have ceased- for now. Starting Tuesday we're going to have some more storms so I thought it was time to get more soil and get to work. I went to my local garden center to get my winter herbs and plants. Now that the wet season has begun its time to plan for … Continue reading Captain’s log: November 24th 2018 (getting ready for winter edition)
On Monday my dog had an increasingly common, historically rare midnight accident, that necessitated a trip to the yard at one in the morning. While my ailing dog paced up and down in the dark, flashlight collar around her neck illuminating her way, I took pictures of my plants illuminated only by flashlight. This was … Continue reading This was meant to be a funny post.
I am so over the triffids. So two days ago I put on my big hominid pants and got to work. Despite me not watering for a few days (to ease removal) and despite spraying all the time- the vines were just black with aphids still. Gross gross gross gross gross. I harvested the few … Continue reading Fava bean takedown
There are still a few herbs that are flowering slightly, including now the rosemary. It makes for some nice decoration indoors. Also a nice decoration, the Red Admiral Butterfly, a common sight in San Francisco gardens. It just decided to take a powder on the brick, and stayed there while I watered. So it turns … Continue reading Captain’s log: September 18th 2018