This has been a hell of a year huh? You might have noticed a lack of posts lately, that's because my father was in the hospital and things got a little complicated for a while. He's ok now, but it's been a hellacious couple of weeks. I have a lot to do in the garden … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 31 2019
Well, the "yet more Asian greens bed". Besides the black summer Bok Choy, a vegetable that is eaten all over Asia, and today the world- I've planted two vegetables that are fairly particular to Japan, Komatsuna and Shungiku. Komatsuna is of course a brassica- but Shungiku isn't. More on that later. Before I planted, but … Continue reading The Japanese vegetable bed is in!
Well I do have a bed to fill- and it's time for winter herbs. I may have gone a tad overboard but a substantial employee discount will do that to you. I got something I've never grown- edible chrysanthemum greens- also known as shungiku. Along with the komatsuna, I'm looking forward to some winter hot … Continue reading Vegetable haul November 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
So this was a good day, mostly. I got my new fabric bed in the mail a few days ago but I underestimated its size and realized I needed more soil than I actually had. A trip to the garden center was in order. I got some blue lake green beans sets along with a … Continue reading New plants, new bed, and bad news