Man this has been a week. Gardens been fine, kinda crisis mode in the house, but everyone's doing better and I now have time for a Captain's log. But it's a few days of a captains log so buckle in. Just some choice ladybugs last weekend, all over my peppers. Did give me a bit … Continue reading Captain’s log: Stardate recently? Early September? Last week or so?
I am almost 100% shocked about that btw. I was convinced- that this cover crop variety of fava beans was never going to bear fruit (well vegetable). I mean- it's a zillion feet tall like a triffid. It's clearly suffering from bean rust- and for god sakes the aphid load! I mean UGH! I've been … Continue reading Fava beans incoming
Oh boy. So much is going on! Besides returning to university for my last semester, it's been busy busy busy! But as I transition into a fall/winter garden I'm still happily plugging away in the garden. We had an aphid scare on the chives a few days ago. I went to pick a few herbs … Continue reading Captain’s log: August 29th 2018
So today was gloomy as usual- though a little warmer, almost 70 in the early afternoon. It's heat more than sun that ripens tomatoes- so even with the gloom as long as the temperature continues to stay warm-ish, the new growth and a more cautious watering schedule means that I might get more than these … Continue reading Captain’s log: August 24th 2018
There definitely have been less aphids- and a lot of that is diligent killing and spraying, but nature is certainly giving me a helping hand. What's so nice is that all the ladybugs look different. Some are redder- some are more orange, Some have a few spots- some have many. I love each and everyone … Continue reading Ladybugs on patrol