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
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!
This is the first year I'm really branching out into more than just edibles, and trying to grow flowers as well. I'm hampered by the fact that I'm a relative novice in this area, and that between me and my mother, we're allergic to a lot. Luckily, besides the salvia we both love and the … Continue reading Dahlia days have begun
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!