Summer has finally come to San Francisco, and it’s REALLY HOT. I thought I’d share some recipes for staying cool. continue reading »
Archive August 2010
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.
Aargh! I went outside yesterday and found two partially ripe low-growing tomatoes that had been mostly eaten. It felt so bad, after all that work, that I just threw them in the compost; out of sight, out of mind. Then this morning, I went out to check again, and, sure enough, there was more damage. This is one of the worst feelings, to nurture a plant through its lifespan, and then see it destroyed right before it becomes good eating. So discouraging. continue reading »
I was able to escape the cold fogginess of this San Francisco summer, and head over to the East Bay this weekend. After a long meeting in Berkeley, I visited some old friends in Oakland, and after a quick garden visit, we were able to take a walk and see the goats grazing in the hills, a loose annual pilgrimage. continue reading »