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
My wonderful local garden center is still open in a limited capacity, as growing your own food is (rightly) an essential activity. My family's personal risks are too high for me to resume work at this moment, but the fact that my job has pivoted to edibles (no not like that!) means a ton of … Continue reading Captain’s log: Late April plant madness
It's April! and there's so much to do! Like fix... this. Man when napa cabbage goes it goes huh. I had to get out my good pruners and cut these guys down into pieces just to get them to fit in the green can. I noticed a sort of cotton-y and weird bug residue on … Continue reading April planting, part 1
The rains have begun in earnest! Which means I have to delay my planting, hunker down any little plants, and focus on a big clean up. A clean up of what? Apples. When I took this picture I was anticipating a not so fun job for my next day off, but when I came home … Continue reading Captain’s log: Early December 2019
Well I finally cracked and did it. I bought a 5 gallon bucket. Because really, who doesn't need a bucket? I had a bucket- but I tried to do bucket compost in it and then forgot about it for 5 years and when I opened it... So I have a new bucket. Why do I … Continue reading My new bucket.