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
I've dabbled with starts and seeds and honestly- both work great. In starts from the garden center, you get a plant ready to go- and sometimes when a seed is hard to start, or impossible to get, or the plant in question is sterile and propagated by division, you can't just buy a packet. But … Continue reading Summer Squash round up! (with a special appearance by a mini acorn squash)
By May my greenhouse tomato had been growing steadily larger and was just starting to put out flowers. So I started switching my liquid feed from 16-16-16 to 3-20-20. She's too bushy-but tons of flowers. It was time for a trim- and to start better supporting the potential baby tomatoes. And while the greenhouse keeps … Continue reading Greenhouse Black Krim for the win!
My habit of buying a few cans of ladybugs to release in my garden every year has payed off in ways I hadn't imagined. I haven't gotten a new can this year yet, mostly due to inertia, and while I will- I've gotten a wonderful present from past me. You see, it isn't just pest … Continue reading The awakening army, 2022
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!