The seedling table has thinned considerably, as I have slowly filled up the front metal bed with lettuces and spinach, and the trellis bed with cucumbers and swiss chard. The red kuri went in front of the beans, and all the tomatoes are in their thickets. Which leaves something of a motley crew on Fred. … Continue reading The last bed on the left
Captain’s Log: May 8th 2020
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
Captain’s log: Late July 2019
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
Flowers, fruit, and almost fruit.
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.
Captain’s log: June 3rd 2019
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