Welp. It’s nearly winter and it’s starting to show- the wind has been whipping around both my garden and the nursery- knocking over everything and evaporating the moisture from the soil. A lesser casualty in my garden is my tea plant. The wind knocked a whole stem off one night- and I had to overnight … Continue reading Temporarily indoor tea
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 greenhouse saga extends far into the past. Maybe... 6-7 years ago dad and I did some research and bought a really nice and pricey greenhouse that was meant to go against a wall or a fence. Glass and metal, would take a day and both of us to put together, and yes we'd have … Continue reading Greenhouse time AT LAST
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
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