Or you know- be terribly neglectful and then reward them after the fact in the hope that you can scam more beans from them. Mr French bush bean here got a little tempest tossed by the Santa Ana winds last week. But he's producing a ton of little beans and I can respect that. I … Continue reading Be nice to your Bush Beans and they will reward you.
September is always a difficult time in the garden. Depending on the weather certain summer veggies are going strong- or failing. Certain herbs are thriving, or starting to die back. Somethings are unchanged, and somethings are just starting to fruit. And of course some bugs have gone away, and some are being a pain in … Continue reading Captain’s log: September 1st 2019
The wilting lettuce was good for something- clearing the worst of it gave me space for the rest of my walla walla onions. Some of them will have to share space with one of my romaines, but otherwise it's nice I found room for them. And I have a new pepper. Just in time to … Continue reading Late summer planting and re-seeding
San Francisco's weather continues to be horrifically typical, but regardless, I got a fair amount done the last couple of days, including clearing the horribly mildewed peas. I'll spare you the pictures as it was bad. Just gobs of white powder all over my hands and shirt as I wrestled yards of pea vines into the … Continue reading Captain’s log: Late July 2019
My garlic chive madness has abated- now that I have one in a pot and three in the shade bed. Garlic chives are like cowbells. The answer is always more cowbell- and more garlic chives. But I had more to plant today then the garlic chives, and I got a fair amount done on my … Continue reading July planting and experiments