The rain is back! Bringing water, weeds and fungi to a parched garden. None of this is bad, it just means that tomato time is over. I have some work cut out for me pulling plants soon. Regardless, I'm not upset. I had a damn good year for tomatoes, and learned a few things about … Continue reading Captain’s Log: Early November Rains Return
Trying out new things in the garden is a necessity year after year. A soil blend you like might be out of stock or reformulated badly, so you have to give something else a try. Last year your favorite tomato really beefed it and got ultra blighty or aphidy and you now know sun-gold is … Continue reading Old cucumber seed, new cucumber growing method
We're starting to have random rains in the night. This is very unseasonable, but in San Francisco nothing short of a random snow hurricane is truly unseasonable. This is, as you can imagine, not helping my garden's fungal issues. It has also led to an ant explosion. Which has led to an aphid explosion. And … Continue reading Ants. The absolute worst.
Also titled: "how to fork some cats." So I planted up my trellis bed with cucumbers a while back and they're all doing well. A tad windburnt as you can see- but that's fairly common damage and generally isn't a major issue. Also some caterpillar damage but again, standard stuff. However. You see that coir … Continue reading Those forking cats keep damaging my cucumbers
The seedling table has thinned considerably, as I have slowly filled up the front metal bed with lettuces and spinach, and the trellis bed with cucumbers and swiss chard. The red kuri went in front of the beans, and all the tomatoes are in their thickets. Which leaves something of a motley crew on Fred. … Continue reading The last bed on the left