So it's July in San Francisco- one of the most consistently warm Julys in a while. This is good- It means the tomatoes are growing, ripening and should be nice and tasty. It also means the fungal issues that plague tomatoes in this city are only a little horrific- instead of nightmarish. It also means … Continue reading July’s Continuing tomato mis-adventures
Alright, it's still raining periodically, but that's no excuse. It was much worse last year, and I have too much to do to be idle. But oh what a mess. It's just wall to wall shrooms in the shade herb bed- but that's not the only fungus among us. The weird cat hair like mycelium … Continue reading Digging out from under the mire
So after a good proper storming we're in a dry period, and I can tally the damage. The verdict? Not great! It looks like the mildew issues in the 4x4 bed have outlived the squash vines, as these little mold filaments show. At first I thought they were some sort of cat hair- but no, … Continue reading Wind, rain, fog; the effects of wild weather can still be felt after.
Powdery mildew is a type of fungus that looks like flour dusted on a plant. It's not harmful to people- just plants. But it's pretty harmful to plants. Look, not to make a pun, but there are fungus among-us. They live in the soil, in the air, on our feet, and largely they're harmless. Until … Continue reading Powdery mildew, the bane of San Francisco or; how to save a squash vine maybe
It's super sunny today. Which is super weird, but I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth- it's time to work. Look at those blue skies! It was incredible. I suppose spring has sprung. I posted earlier about my seedling disaster/adventures, but I had more work to do then just that. Before I could … Continue reading Making hay while the sun shines, or planting while I’m not being rained on