It’s been awhile since an Ida B update. The garden is going well, in an adjustment phase, I guess. Atop the hill on Hayes and Pierce, there is a lot of wind. Even on a sunny day like today, the plants take a beating. To make matters worse, the soil up there should not be called soil at all, merely sand. We had a great spring though. Lots of experimentation. Lots of radish, peas arugula and kale.
One of the good things about growing food in San Francisco (if you love kale) is that it grows here year-round. Last week we planted what should’ve been a few seeds in plastic crates to get them started. Unfortunately, “someone” “may have” been a bit too heavy handed with the seeds in such a dense area, causing overcrowding.
Today we removed the kale from the small containers, carefully peeling them apart to maintain the root system. Patrick felt this was essential to prevent the roots from getting too tangled at such an early and vital time. Fortunately, we have some room to grow. And since not much else grows well atop that hill at the moment, we fully intend to relish in our kale oasis.
About those cherry tomatoes…we’ll have to wait and see.