The last couple of days have been blazing hot- which has solved some problems and exposed some others. But for the giant zucchini factory the blast of heat seems to have just gotten the proverbial motor going, to my delight. Ah- a beautiful sight. While the leaves here obviously have some lingering mildew issues from … Continue reading Captain’s Log: May 8th 2020
My love of alliteration is both an impediment to a good title and a help in these trying times where otherwise a title might be something rather blah. Or deeply depressing. I'm not sure the title makes a great deal of sense, but this is a post about the onion family crops in my garden … Continue reading Allium Alumni
Well it's been a fun few days at work. The early spring means everyone wants to get a early start on their gardening, even though it's too early for a lot of the Bay Area usual plants. And while we had the freak rain it was decently sunny afterwards, so everyone wanted to garden! -I'm … Continue reading The bugs are back
Alright, it's still raining periodically, but that's no excuse. It was much worse last year, and I have too much to do to be idle. But oh what a mess. It's just wall to wall shrooms in the shade herb bed- but that's not the only fungus among us. The weird cat hair like mycelium … Continue reading Digging out from under the mire
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.