Specifically Brassica rapa var. Pekinensis. Yeah. It's napa cabbage time. The 4x4 bed has been cleared, so it was just a matter of shoving over the mulch for planting. Oh yes, this is a well amended bed. It was at this point I realized I had less space in this bed then I thought for … Continue reading Finally- it’s cabbage time
It's wall to wall trees at work. I'm not a huge fan of dead plants unless I'm eating them, but the proliferation of pines (actually firs) means tree trimmings! Here's a bundle I took home on the bus, confounding and amazing my fellow travelers. Also maybe making the train smell better then it usually does … Continue reading ‘Tis the season- for acidic mulch!
Powdery mildew is a type of fungus that looks like flour dusted on a plant. It's not harmful to people- just plants. But it's pretty harmful to plants. Look, not to make a pun, but there are fungus among-us. They live in the soil, in the air, on our feet, and largely they're harmless. Until … Continue reading Powdery mildew, the bane of San Francisco or; how to save a squash vine maybe
Today was a real San Francisco special, which is to say in the morning was so windy I had to wear two sweaters but by 2pm it was nearly 75. Yay October! Stupid weather tricks aside, I had work to do. That bed is kinda a mess even with all the beans pulled out, so … Continue reading Next bed done, now with bonus celery!
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