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
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
So if you're on metafilter and a local you know what I'm talking about- if not this might be a slightly confusing post. I'm hosting a meet-up where I can hopefully offload some of the cuttings and seedlings I've been growing so I don't have to compost viable plants. This includes the 4 lipstick peppers … Continue reading Cuttings and seedings for the meet-up
Summer is almost here, but it feels like it's already here, with a day this weekend that hit 100 degrees. Some absolutely frantic watering and mulching took place, and as today is a much more sedate 76, I think I managed to save most everything. Well, except for the turnips- once again cabbage fly screws … Continue reading Flowers, fruit, and almost fruit.
I had a very busy day today and only a few scant morning hours to work in the garden. But I got a lot done. I didn't have to do much in the way of watering, as one can see from the rain water on my Tokyo market turnips. It rained in the night which … Continue reading Captain’s log: June 3rd 2019