So the tomato thicket consisting of Julia and Spike needed a little TLC. It's been very very hot the last few days, and they've been growing their little tomato hearts out. Julia seems to be trying to escape the bed, while Spike... Spike is an untamable eldritch horror that will consume all. lucky for me … Continue reading Tomato thicket update
Or rather everybody into the plot. That's just sad- an empty bed with a bag of good soil on top. Time to fix that. After a spot of weeding and digging- and weeding and digging- and... The bed was filled with the good new soil, and ready for planting. I have those three black krim … Continue reading Tomato time- everybody into the pool!
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.