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
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
Was gonna title this April showers, but this wasn't an April shower, it was an April Deluge. Yesterday we had scattered showers, so I didn't take in anything or cover anything I just shrugged and took the day off. But today, the heavens opened. Which is kind of a problem for the newly potted tomato. … Continue reading April downpours aka what’s next? Locusts?
And not being an idiot about it like last time. So I did have a half bag of seed starting soil and a spare seed starting tray so I thought I'd see if I can start some more seeds. Two types of heirloom winter squash, some of my fancy cilantro, my favorite cucumbers, some fancy … Continue reading Starting some April seeds
I'm a proud papa to 9 itty bitty baby tomato plants, the only sprouters of 36 tomato seeds that I sowed indoors in January. That's not a bad sowed-to-sprouted ratio for tomato plants honestly. Maybe if I had a heated mat I could have germinated more- but I don't so I'm happy with what I … Continue reading Baby tomato plants are growing up