Sunday, October 19, 2014

Improvised loading dock


Sometimes you think I something that is such a good idea, you can't believe you didn't think of this sooner.


9/23 Today is the equinox, the day is as long as the dark. On honor google has a depiction for "first day of autumn" which is actually demonstrating pollarding, which is a medieval forestry technique.


My climate is not favored by the olive tree. But Galefridus got a box from far away lands, so now to try different cures

First, to wash them

Cold is coming

So a couple o things. Plastic sheeting over a low frame for the basil, garlic and one of the new colewort.

Plastic sheeting and tarp for the tomatoes and this years colewort. I'm pretty sure the duct tape won't hold, but it's all I have right now so we will see.

Sheet and plastic tarp for the volunteer tomato

Inverted pot for the rosemary

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Transplanted some coleworts (Portuguese kale) today. They had come up from seed from last years plants. Watered and mulched with lawn clippings, they aren't too happy right now. I hope they take. There's eight, but the one wasn't moved. The basil yet lives but it is spotted and weak. The wormwood and tansy are doing well, as is the feverfew.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Today's harvest

I'm a bit under the weather so wasn't able to do much. But did get tomato rosemary cucumber pepper basil and strawberry. The rose from Merlinia gave two flowers!

There's another pumpkin and seeds from asparagus and marsh mallow but they will have to wait. Time for another nap