It's been a bit of a week. Bit of two weeks really, the increase in temperature and sun has been a boon for the tomatoes and maybe not a boon for some other things. First the sun gold. It's huge! And it's still growing which is phenomenal! I'm not falling into last year's trap of … Continue reading Captain’s log: April 28th 2019
There's a real difference between winter rain and spring rain. All the rain we've been having has been winter rain- but today's shower was a spring shower. The view from my window was nice and green, and while I got a little wet while checking on things outside, it's a gentle rain. A few days … Continue reading Captain’s log: April 8th 2019
I hesitate to even say that. It's too close to a jinx. After years and years of dry or barely wet winters, drought after drought, it seems... unseemly to complain about rain. But oh god I am sick of it. It's clear today, but it'll start up again tomorrow, and my poor plants are getting … Continue reading Too much rain!
Well. Last captain's log of 2018. That's something. The weather here in not-so-sunny California is dry, bright and windy. So. SO. Windy. The back trash can got blown about 20 feet away from where it's supposed to be, and separated itself from it's lid. It's kinda hard impossible to photograph wind, but sad trash can … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 31st 2018
The rains have ceased- for now. Starting Tuesday we're going to have some more storms so I thought it was time to get more soil and get to work. I went to my local garden center to get my winter herbs and plants. Now that the wet season has begun its time to plan for … Continue reading Captain’s log: November 24th 2018 (getting ready for winter edition)