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
3000 new recruits in the ever-ongoing war against aphids! I lucked out the day I got them- very foggy and overcast which meant a mid-day release. Normally of course you have to wait til dusk, so that the little ladies are tricked into thinking that the garden was always their home. But when it's wet … Continue reading 2021’s Ladybug onslaught
Not everything in a vegetable garden needs to be edible. A truly lovely salvia came into work the other day and I snagged it. "Ember's wish" is just a gorgeous specimen- I look forward to feeding the hummingbirds. Also threw in some anise hyssop into the mix because why not. Both plants are good choices … Continue reading The only plant(s) appropriate for the weather
We're starting to have random rains in the night. This is very unseasonable, but in San Francisco nothing short of a random snow hurricane is truly unseasonable. This is, as you can imagine, not helping my garden's fungal issues. It has also led to an ant explosion. Which has led to an aphid explosion. And … Continue reading Ants. The absolute worst.
I've been pretty busy. Both at work and at home and in the garden. So I've been tearing out anything that isn't bearing or was a bad experiment and the like. Lots of harvests- and lots of harvest to come. But my herb situation has been a mess for a while- and it's time to … Continue reading August construction