And so it grows
I would be lying if I denied the setbacks…the many setbacks. Bugs, dogs, perhaps some untimely planting. Truth be told, things have been rough. The stomping and chomping have taken their toll.
However, we are here, GROWING, despite the farmer. Diligence prevails. After our first crop fell to the aforementioned villains, we conditioned the soil and added nutrients, left the few survivors, and sowed our seeds again.
We ended the season with some successes: zucchini, basil, chard, lettuce; cosmos, sunflowers, snapdragons and marigolds.
According to another local patio grower….the kale and carrots fair in these SF Indian Summers.
A VERY USEFUL WEBSITE FOR SF PLANTERS BELOW:
University of California: Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties @ http://smsf-mastergardeners.ucanr.org/
Check out the Vegetable Planting Schedule for SF Counties with suggestions specific for growing in the fog. It also provides a cheat sheet handy for city dwellers–“the 200 sq. foot bed.”