Ah the first captain's log of May. I got a lot done today, and I am very tired. I still had the cucumber and pumpkin to plant but this morning I was downtown and... This is a jalapeño plant I got at the civic center farmers market. I've been looking for at least one hot … Continue reading Captain’s log: May 8th 2019
It's been a bit of a week. Bit of two weeks really, the increase in temperature and sun has been a boon for the tomatoes and maybe not a boon for some other things. First the sun gold. It's huge! And it's still growing which is phenomenal! I'm not falling into last year's trap of … Continue reading Captain’s log: April 28th 2019
Well trellis them really. At first I thought I'd just use 6 of the tall stakes and that would be it- but I recalled how last years beans did well on a net and how the peas are quickly outgrowing their stakes... so I broke out the netting. I used soft ties to anchor the … Continue reading Beans glorious beans and how to stake them.
Tomatoes are difficult plants. They attract many pests, can also develop nasty fungal diseases, if your summers are too cool they may never set fruit, and while to a degree they can self-pollenate without bees you will get a bad yield- but on top of all that they need a lot of support. They can … Continue reading Imprisoning my tomatoes
Against the east wall of my garden is a little half shed that holds soil and other things. The problem is the other things really- including rusted tools, an old chimney starter, broken buckets and spiders. So. Many. Spiders. This morning was actually clear, as the latest rain storm won't start til tonight, and I … Continue reading Organization will set you free- or making the side shed of doom less doom-y