3000 new recruits in the ever-ongoing war against aphids! I lucked out the day I got them- very foggy and overcast which meant a mid-day release. Normally of course you have to wait til dusk, so that the little ladies are tricked into thinking that the garden was always their home. But when it's wet … Continue reading 2021’s Ladybug onslaught
So as I try to dig my garden out of the doldrums and into spring planting, I'm running into the usual problems of time and space and weather. But I'm also finding some surprising success stories. This bed was almost totally harvested and left fallow for potatoes- but one surprise plant clearly was surviving and … Continue reading Operation kale lift is a go!
Not everything in a vegetable garden needs to be edible. A truly lovely salvia came into work the other day and I snagged it. "Ember's wish" is just a gorgeous specimen- I look forward to feeding the hummingbirds. Also threw in some anise hyssop into the mix because why not. Both plants are good choices … Continue reading The only plant(s) appropriate for the weather
The weather continues to be absolutely wild. Cool nights still, with the occasional 70 degree day- and no rain in sight. Even the Brassicas that are bolt resistant are having fits, and I don't blame them. But there are some good signs too. The Rosemary is in full bloom- always a sign that Spring is … Continue reading Fresh growth as the days grow longer