My wonderful local garden center is still open in a limited capacity, as growing your own food is (rightly) an essential activity. My family's personal risks are too high for me to resume work at this moment, but the fact that my job has pivoted to edibles (no not like that!) means a ton of … Continue reading Captain’s log: Late April plant madness
So my initial way-too-early tomato, little miss Petaluma Hill Purple is... way too big for her pot. Remember this was the first one I got, in late February when we got a ton of early tomatoes and I thought, oh what the heck. So I got it in a 4 inch container, re-potted it into … Continue reading Tomato time, whether I like it or not!
Well it cracked 90 today here in the sunny Excelsior and I felt like I was going to melt out of my shoes. Had to do some mid-day emergency watering, which is always fun at noon. Then once the sun wasn't so high in the sky I did some planting and an even deeper watering … Continue reading More Brassicas, more problems, more heat.
It's been sunny and clear for several days thankfully, and it will continue to be clear for a while yet. (Fingers crossed!) Unfortunately while it has stopped raining, it has not stopped wind-ing. Ha ha oops. There goes the garlic chives! My fault for using that old plastic pot I guess- I had gambled that … Continue reading San Francisco perils: wind and sun
Between hefting a pot and plants on two buses yesterday and pushing a mower through thick weeds today- I'm definitely getting my exercise. Besides the usual moving pots and bags and benches to get at the grass and weeds, there was also a lot of hand pulling to do, because certain weeds get really woody … Continue reading Mowing adventures