G-d the carrot bed was depressing. Beautiful carrots all tasteless and dull. Well that's what happens when the bed is too depleted. Last year I had trouble with tiny little carrots and bushy tops- too much enrichment. This year it was the opposite. How about we aim for perfect sweet carrots 2k20? That means clearing … Continue reading Carrot bed finally sown
Root vegetables that is! Every other Tokyo market turnip is maggot eaten. But the two I've eaten so far have been safe. I've been tossing the duds. I suspect no matter how mild a San Francisco spring and summer are- turnips are a winter crop, if only because of the damn cabbage fly. Lesson learned. … Continue reading Taking care of your roots
My carrot bed still needs a month of growing, although the leafy tops are really spectacular to see; the roots are what we want. That being said, I decided to see about taking some of the sneaky weeds that are growing with the carrots, (oxalis! *shakes fist at sky*) and I thought I'd thin slightly … Continue reading Surprise! It’s carrots!
It's always time for a captain's log when the weather is unseasonable. Today it reached a high of 81 around 1 pm. It is November 1st. God bless San Francisco, never change. Tomorrow when the weather isn't quite so melting for a delicate hominid as myself, I have a few tasks. Chief among them is … Continue reading Captain’s log: November 1st 2018
This was a long time in the making but I'm super happy about it. I've been having such a great time with the few carrots I've grown in pots. So I bought another 2' by 4' raised bed, and I found the perfect place for it. Plenty of space between the lemon tree and the … Continue reading The new carrot bed is here!