G-d the carrot bed was depressing. Beautiful carrots all tasteless and dull. Well that's what happens when the bed is too depleted. Last year I had trouble with tiny little carrots and bushy tops- too much enrichment. This year it was the opposite. How about we aim for perfect sweet carrots 2k20? That means clearing … Continue reading Carrot bed finally sown
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!
As the season turns, from summer into actual summer fall, it comes time to plant more cabbage family crops. I have my nice bok choy, which despite my best efforts of spraying them and setting slug bait, are becoming well nibbled. *sigh* One must pay the pest tax to garden. ANYWAYS. Look, I don't have … Continue reading Planting a fall bed, second best brassica edition
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 been a bit of a week. Bit of two weeks really, the increase in temperature and sun has been a boon for the tomatoes and maybe not a boon for some other things. First the sun gold. It's huge! And it's still growing which is phenomenal! I'm not falling into last year's trap of … Continue reading Captain’s log: April 28th 2019