Well it's well and truly pouring now, at this late hour- but it was dry enough for me to take stock of the garden before it got dark today. There has been a criminal in the 4x4 bed! Probably a cat. Always the problem with a low newly sowed raised bed- the local cat population … Continue reading Mid-downpour update
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
I am so over the triffids. So two days ago I put on my big hominid pants and got to work. Despite me not watering for a few days (to ease removal) and despite spraying all the time- the vines were just black with aphids still. Gross gross gross gross gross. I harvested the few … Continue reading Fava bean takedown
Though it has some unwanted company... The sun gold cherry tomato plant that gave me three delicious tomatoes despite being a plant that looked like it was about to die- has made a grand comeback. It's a proper bush now- my fertilizing and good watering has really helped. As has the insanity that is late … Continue reading The tomato lives!
Or- getting my butt in gear for the rest of the year part 2: electric boogaloo. First up- carrot seeds for the bed that won't arrive for a week or so. Your basic orange long boys your basic orange fat boys and your fancy carnival boys. I mean sure I could give you their real … Continue reading Winter garden haul