It’s been pretty miserable in San Francisco this summer. I haven’t seen the sun for more than an hour a day for almost a month, but I think things are starting to look up. It’s amazing how much it affects my mood. Sometime last week, I thought I’d brighten things up by getting some ladybugs to munch on the aphids.
I really have to be more on top of pests in my garden. I have three tomato plants growing in my garden right now: Stupice, Early Girl, and, to the best of my recollection, Aunt Ruby’s. Right now the plants are as large as I ever remember growing them in San Francisco. The middle plant is taller than I am. Early on in the life of the Stupice plant, I had noticed that the leaves were sort of sooty and drawn, and the plant didn’t look that happy. continue reading »