Otherwise known as: Too Many Cucurbits. This all started last month, but it's ongoing and wonderful. We had a wet early April/late March. Most of the seedlings in the greenhouse were happy to be shielded from the deluge, and I was happy for our cities water table. The few plants that were already out were … Continue reading The greenhouse starts to pay off!
I have a greenhouse now!
Several subtitles could be used here- It was a toss up between "Adventures in killing my back," "Old landscape fabric is past you punishing future you," or "Leveling pavers was a job invented by Satan." Let me explain. Several weeks back when we were having uncommonly warm weather, I realized the time was right to … Continue reading I have a greenhouse now!
The appeal of modular systems, or, stacking things on top of other things
I’m not going to bother with explaining why I’ve been out of touch for most of the second half of 2021, as it was 2021, all of you understand. I’ve successfully crawled out of the morass that was that year, hope y’all have done the same, and have already begun throwing myself into the garden … Continue reading The appeal of modular systems, or, stacking things on top of other things
Captain’s Log: May 8th 2020
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
Somethings come out of the greenhouse, somethings go into the greenhouse, somethings go in a bed- it’s busy here
The back row of my big seedling starter had komatsuna in it which was a bad idea. Hench the empty rows. Did you know that seedlings can themselves go to seed? Well komatsuna can. Turns out planting them in the fall isn't a guideline, it's a rule. Oh well. But the middle row of Gai … Continue reading Somethings come out of the greenhouse, somethings go into the greenhouse, somethings go in a bed- it’s busy here