So it's stopped raining during the day, though it's still drizzling at night and in the early morning. This is good for me, as it's giving more time to plant and pot things before next Monday when the rains return. What's kinda nice is that with my new parsley I have an excuse to use … Continue reading Mid-March planting, part 2
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
I don't think this is the last captain's log of the year, but it's most likely the second to last. The days are shorter and shorter as the solstice creeps up on us, and thus I only have a limited time in the mornings before work for checking on things. Hence the dodgy light in … Continue reading Captain’s log: December 15th 2019
Well, the "yet more Asian greens bed". Besides the black summer Bok Choy, a vegetable that is eaten all over Asia, and today the world- I've planted two vegetables that are fairly particular to Japan, Komatsuna and Shungiku. Komatsuna is of course a brassica- but Shungiku isn't. More on that later. Before I planted, but … Continue reading The Japanese vegetable bed is in!
Well the one two punch of a heat wave and 95 mile per hour wind gusts finally did in my Yerba Buena. The terra-cotta most certainly did not help. Terra-cotta is a great pot material with one major downside/upside- it looses water to evaporation as the clay is porous. In a lot of cases this … Continue reading Yerba Buena is dead, long live Yerba Buena