I’m starting to see a particular bed come together, and it’s been nearly a month’s work, but well worth it. The origins of this bed go back to November, when I received a gift from a holiday exchange with some friends. The gift itself while hilarious wasn’t remotely garden related, but the card was. I’d … Continue reading A gift from a friend, and some forks, brings a whole bed together
Captain’s log: Stuff that happened in April 2021
It's May and I don't like it. I don't like this whole "passage of time" schtick and I won't allow it. Time seems to keep moving on despite my feelings on the matter- so here's a random assortment of stuff that I've been doing in April that I've only got to posting about now. (Unfortunately … Continue reading Captain’s log: Stuff that happened in April 2021
Operation kale lift is a go!
So as I try to dig my garden out of the doldrums and into spring planting, I'm running into the usual problems of time and space and weather. But I'm also finding some surprising success stories. This bed was almost totally harvested and left fallow for potatoes- but one surprise plant clearly was surviving and … Continue reading Operation kale lift is a go!
Clearing the beds for spring planting
Even if you don't have what you need for spring planting yet, sometimes the old plants have to go. The mystery Kale was most likely some kind of sea kale or Portuguese kale. And I have to say- it was very yummy. Alas it's time has come. Marking it as different then the others is … Continue reading Clearing the beds for spring planting
Fresh growth as the days grow longer
The weather continues to be absolutely wild. Cool nights still, with the occasional 70 degree day- and no rain in sight. Even the Brassicas that are bolt resistant are having fits, and I don't blame them. But there are some good signs too. The Rosemary is in full bloom- always a sign that Spring is … Continue reading Fresh growth as the days grow longer