I don't think this is the last captain's log of the year, but it's most likely the second to last. The days are shorter and shorter as the solstice creeps up on us, and thus I only have a limited time in the mornings before work for checking on things. Hence the dodgy light in … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 15th 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
Well the first of a few hopefully. Despite the perennial issues with cabbage fly, it's officially brassica season, the best time of year. Armed with B.t. to deter the moths I rode into battle with my favorite of all brassicas. Bok Choy! Joi Choi to be specific, that wonderful variety that resists bolting and tastes … Continue reading Planting a fall bed, best brassica editon
It's super sunny today. Which is super weird, but I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth- it's time to work. Look at those blue skies! It was incredible. I suppose spring has sprung. I posted earlier about my seedling disaster/adventures, but I had more work to do then just that. Before I could … Continue reading Making hay while the sun shines, or planting while I’m not being rained on