Day One. So. The front of my garden that houses my shade veggies is a bit of a mess. This fabric bed which was mostly an experiment in seeing what could grow in a shade patch was largely a success. It proved that quite a lot could grow in the shade. Arugula for one, also … Continue reading The three day saga of putting in a new bed, or, I am very very tired
So one of the pitfalls of now working at my local garden center is getting to see the weird and rare stuff as it comes in. That doesn't sound like a problem right? But it is. See in the past when I'd schlep down I'd just buy what was available that day, and while there … Continue reading The madness continues
Whether any of us want it too. A few days ago while recovering from a nasty cold that's been blowing through work- I stepped outside to look at the garden. And it was warm and contained bumble bees. Which means it is time for the return of the bee bath. My baby bumbles need a … Continue reading So spring has sprung, whether I want it to or not
I love the early morning hours. It's warm and cozy in bed. It's still dark and calm. You don't have to wake up for another half an hour or so- so you lightly doze, listening to the wind. The whistling, the howling, the crashing- Uh oh. "Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects" That's not … Continue reading The return of the wind- San Francisco tea party edition
So after a good proper storming we're in a dry period, and I can tally the damage. The verdict? Not great! It looks like the mildew issues in the 4x4 bed have outlived the squash vines, as these little mold filaments show. At first I thought they were some sort of cat hair- but no, … Continue reading Wind, rain, fog; the effects of wild weather can still be felt after.