I've dabbled with starts and seeds and honestly- both work great. In starts from the garden center, you get a plant ready to go- and sometimes when a seed is hard to start, or impossible to get, or the plant in question is sterile and propagated by division, you can't just buy a packet. But … Continue reading Summer Squash round up! (with a special appearance by a mini acorn squash)
Otherwise known as: Too Many Cucurbits. This all started last month, but it's ongoing and wonderful. We had a wet early April/late March. Most of the seedlings in the greenhouse were happy to be shielded from the deluge, and I was happy for our cities water table. The few plants that were already out were … Continue reading The greenhouse starts to pay off!
I put one 4 inch squash plant in a large plastic grow pot earlier this spring. Oh my. I'm getting nearly a squash a day or every other day now, which is a really glorious situation to find oneself in. But we're approaching the zucchini event horizon- when the plant gets mega-unwieldy very quickly and … Continue reading A Zucchini tree in the making
It's May and I don't like it. I don't like this whole "passage of time" schtick and I won't allow it. Time seems to keep moving on despite my feelings on the matter- so here's a random assortment of stuff that I've been doing in April that I've only got to posting about now. (Unfortunately … Continue reading Captain’s log: Stuff that happened in April 2021
July in San Francisco is one of the first of the really rich harvest months in our climate. Our harvest months never really end- even in winter we can have a lot of veg- but starting in June and roaring through July is when we get the really good stuff starting. Of course there's squash. … Continue reading July 2020 Harvests