Archive for September, 2012

Summer: It’s Not Over Yet!

Summer: It’s Not Over Yet!

| September 14, 2012 | 4 Replies

Summer: it’s not over yet! I just rounded up what was ready to harvest. That big zucchini had been hiding, or it would have been eaten before now.   And, I had a volunteer sunflower, my last one this year, appear in my strawberry patch. It’s a little one, but very friendly! Sunflowers make you smile! […]

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Celery and a Fig Beetle

Celery and a Fig Beetle

| September 9, 2012 | 11 Replies

Celery and a Fig Beetle had my interest today. I  just planted celery seedlings in the parkway where my corn was. I read in “Golden Gate Gardening” that celery would like to be planted in pure compost, so I obliged with a whole bag of biodynamic compost between six seedlings. It also needs a lot […]

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Cucurbit Issues, or Trouble in the Parkway

Cucurbit Issues, or Trouble in the Parkway

| September 6, 2012 | 10 Replies

I was doing some research last night trying to find out what was wrong with my lemon tree. Though I have more than a dozen green lemons developing, the leaves don’t look so good. I decided to take a closer look. On the undersides of a few leaves, I saw cottony puffs and an ant madly […]

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Green, with Raindrops

Green, with Raindrops

| September 5, 2012 | 13 Replies

Today a few raindrops fell. It hasn’t rained since April, so I grabbed my camera. This Japanese melon did not get wet, but I included it because it’s green! This is about all the rain we got before it stopped. Imagine growing a whole summer garden of vegetables with only city water, but that’s what […]

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Aphids and Planting with Linden

Aphids and Planting with Linden

| September 1, 2012 | 5 Replies

Aphids and Planting with Linden: I started at seven A.M, hand-watering. When it’s quiet out, and you take a good look at how things are in the garden, you get drawn in. First, I tidied up my tomato and watermelon vines (it seems there’s more of that to do every day now with the summer […]

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