We had a freak wind storm this week that blew down people walking down the street and interrupted power in a few neighborhoods. It also highlighted why tomato cages are not optional- as it blew all my tomatoes off their gerry-rigged stakes. For the most part everyone was ok- just on the floor. I have … Continue reading The no good too windy day
San Francisco has been windy lately. Like- really windy. Now this is normal for the area, we just have random gust storms sometimes. I've blogged about them in the past, mostly complaining about the havoc wreaked. Sometimes these windstorms happen with the rains in winter- sometimes in the heat of summer. That's the problematic one- … Continue reading Collard down!
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
Was gonna title this April showers, but this wasn't an April shower, it was an April Deluge. Yesterday we had scattered showers, so I didn't take in anything or cover anything I just shrugged and took the day off. But today, the heavens opened. Which is kind of a problem for the newly potted tomato. … Continue reading April downpours aka what’s next? Locusts?
As I was hard at work constructing the new bed that isn't ready yet- I noticed a gorgeous green aphid climbing on my new metal construct. Time to see if the ladybug lures work! It's a little tablet filled with pheromones and if you sort of cut it and hang it on a branch it'll … Continue reading Ladybug bonanza