Despite the weather issues, despite the fungus, despite being both crazy busy and having nothing to do except water and moan about bugs... and the whole pandemic thing- the tomato haul so far is intense. I've already been gushing about the Spike- and that was a real dark horse in terms of yields, if not … Continue reading The best and biggest surprise(s)- Black Krim the clear winner in the tomato adventure
So the cucumbers are a mess- on account of the fact that they're cucumbers and it's San Francisco. They're also decently productive so I've had to keep an eye on them. The reason to keep an eye on them is multi-purpose. In order to have any sort of productive vine you have to constantly battle … Continue reading Surprise and not so surprise harvests
So my initial way-too-early tomato, little miss Petaluma Hill Purple is... way too big for her pot. Remember this was the first one I got, in late February when we got a ton of early tomatoes and I thought, oh what the heck. So I got it in a 4 inch container, re-potted it into … Continue reading Tomato time, whether I like it or not!
And hopefully she'll like it here. No I'm not losing it. This is a variety of tomato that is called "Julia Child". It was developed in her honor when she was still alive- when asked what type of tomato she wanted she supposedly answered "a tasty one", and this one was made for her. I … Continue reading Julia Child comes to stay
So one of the pitfalls of now working at my local garden center is getting to see the weird and rare stuff as it comes in. That doesn't sound like a problem right? But it is. See in the past when I'd schlep down I'd just buy what was available that day, and while there … Continue reading The madness continues