We're starting to have random rains in the night. This is very unseasonable, but in San Francisco nothing short of a random snow hurricane is truly unseasonable. This is, as you can imagine, not helping my garden's fungal issues. It has also led to an ant explosion. Which has led to an aphid explosion. And … Continue reading Ants. The absolute worst.
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
Day One. So. The front of my garden that houses my shade veggies is a bit of a mess. This fabric bed which was mostly an experiment in seeing what could grow in a shade patch was largely a success. It proved that quite a lot could grow in the shade. Arugula for one, also … Continue reading The three day saga of putting in a new bed, or, I am very very tired
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
So there's a great heirloom seed place that has lots of rare and not so rare seeds called Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. I know them as the people in the old Petaluma bank. In Petaluma California, north of me, there is an old bank and the Baker Creek people bought it and turned it … Continue reading Seeds for March/April came in, and a book recommendation