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.
So the day after my big herb pot up, when I realized that the weather forecaster was a liar, It was actually clear outside. Well clear-ish, as I'll get into. The squash vines of destiny still remained, As did the dead tomatoes and basil. Poor Mr. Chayote was also a mess. Of course now there … Continue reading Work while the sun shines or you’ll work while getting rained on
Or "Neanderthal proposes, God disposes" Or "🎶It's raining, it's pouring, the Neanderthal is swearing🎶" Here's a video of my nice clear day for planting. Oh goody- the forecast was wrong. Well at least I can clear the beds for planting next week. Nope. See, we've had so many damn blown down rotten apples to put … Continue reading The best laid plans of mice and Neanderthals often go awry 2019
While I was smart enough to get the brassica beds all finished in time, I dithered on my new herb and leek haul. Which now that it's pouring is a bit of a problem. I mean they're perfectly happy, but as with the tea shrub I'm a little concerned about them blowing over. I'm also … Continue reading A seasonal pause- or the rain delays have started 2k19
Tea. Wars have been fought over it. It is the defining drink of multiple countries and cultures, and was arguably one of the foundational pillars of English colonialism and empire, the ramifications of which we still grapple with today. It's also a nice drink. It's also a plant. I grow those. Now at my local … Continue reading Camellia sinensis