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.
I don't think this is the last captain's log of the year, but it's most likely the second to last. The days are shorter and shorter as the solstice creeps up on us, and thus I only have a limited time in the mornings before work for checking on things. Hence the dodgy light in … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 15th 2019
While I was smart enough to get the brassica beds all finished in time, I dithered on my new herb and leek haul. Which now that it's pouring is a bit of a problem. I mean they're perfectly happy, but as with the tea shrub I'm a little concerned about them blowing over. I'm also … Continue reading A seasonal pause- or the rain delays have started 2k19
I've had some scallions in 6-packs for a while now. I was going to replace the ones in the terra-cotta but then those got scale and I was busy. As you can see they've been a little neglected. But now I have a fancy new long and low talavera pot. So I filled it with … Continue reading At long last, a home for the scallions
The real advantage of gardening in San Francisco is that planting season rules are a lot like the pirate code. Guidelines. Guidelines that I cheerfully ignore. Sure I might get a failure or two (or three or four) but due to the weird late fall hot weather I might get some wild successes. There are … Continue reading Late June plantings