Marionberry season is officially here, so the annual fight to get enough berries upstairs to make baked goods has started. It's a fight that pits me against me, and I'm losing. It's also a fight of me against me with regards to the blueberries as well, I'm losing that battle as well. This southern highbush … Continue reading Captain’s log: a busy June gets busier
Wind, rain, fog; the effects of wild weather can still be felt after.
So after a good proper storming we're in a dry period, and I can tally the damage. The verdict? Not great! It looks like the mildew issues in the 4x4 bed have outlived the squash vines, as these little mold filaments show. At first I thought they were some sort of cat hair- but no, … Continue reading Wind, rain, fog; the effects of wild weather can still be felt after.
Captain’s log: December 31 2019
This has been a hell of a year huh? You might have noticed a lack of posts lately, that's because my father was in the hospital and things got a little complicated for a while. He's ok now, but it's been a hellacious couple of weeks. I have a lot to do in the garden … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 31 2019
Planting a fall bed, best brassica editon
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
Captain’s log: sometime this week
I never have enough time these days, but now thanks to my job, I have plenty of thyme! (BOOOOOOOOOOO) Specifically lemon and English thyme, which I added to my French and big leaf thyme. Soon they'll be trying to take over the herb bed too. The other herbs I put in are doing well thanks … Continue reading Captain’s log: sometime this week