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.
Powdery mildew is a type of fungus that looks like flour dusted on a plant. It's not harmful to people- just plants. But it's pretty harmful to plants. Look, not to make a pun, but there are fungus among-us. They live in the soil, in the air, on our feet, and largely they're harmless. Until … Continue reading Powdery mildew, the bane of San Francisco or; how to save a squash vine maybe
So for a while all the zucchini I've been getting have been fairly runty, and if I try to let them grow to normal size, fairly rotty. Not terribly surprising as the vines are old at this point. Weirdly the leaves look very healthy for this time of year, so I started digging around the … Continue reading Oh god monster zuke
San Francisco's weather continues to be horrifically typical, but regardless, I got a fair amount done the last couple of days, including clearing the horribly mildewed peas. I'll spare you the pictures as it was bad. Just gobs of white powder all over my hands and shirt as I wrestled yards of pea vines into the … Continue reading Captain’s log: Late July 2019