I've dabbled with starts and seeds and honestly- both work great. In starts from the garden center, you get a plant ready to go- and sometimes when a seed is hard to start, or impossible to get, or the plant in question is sterile and propagated by division, you can't just buy a packet. But … Continue reading Summer Squash round up! (with a special appearance by a mini acorn squash)
The greenhouse starts to pay off!
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!
A Zucchini tree in the making
I put one 4 inch squash plant in a large plastic grow pot earlier this spring. Oh my. I'm getting nearly a squash a day or every other day now, which is a really glorious situation to find oneself in. But we're approaching the zucchini event horizon- when the plant gets mega-unwieldy very quickly and … Continue reading A Zucchini tree in the making
Captain’s log: Stuff that happened in April 2021
It's May and I don't like it. I don't like this whole "passage of time" schtick and I won't allow it. Time seems to keep moving on despite my feelings on the matter- so here's a random assortment of stuff that I've been doing in April that I've only got to posting about now. (Unfortunately … Continue reading Captain’s log: Stuff that happened in April 2021
July 2020 Harvests
July in San Francisco is one of the first of the really rich harvest months in our climate. Our harvest months never really end- even in winter we can have a lot of veg- but starting in June and roaring through July is when we get the really good stuff starting. Of course there's squash. … Continue reading July 2020 Harvests