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
It's that time of year where the harvests are 90% squash and herbs, but that's ok. I'm very much looking forward to going back to work soon- if only so I can offload my squash bounty on coworkers. (For many other reasons as well but also this) This was from a few days ago- I … Continue reading Summer harvests with bonus pie!
My dinky little romanesco that ended up in a temp pot is actually producing. Here's the little sucker. So he's now in a better place. His final pot placement is an ongoing question as I move things around, but hopefully in a big pot I won't have to worry so much. But seriously- it's like … Continue reading Right on time- Zucchini madness
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