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Garden Update: August

You may have noticed I’ve been light on the garden updates so far this summer (or you may have not – I won’t be offended).

That’s because my garden feels like it overdosed on NyQuil. Even though we planted in April, we’re STILL waiting for most of our veggies to appear. 2015 has been the wackiest season yet in a series of historically wacky seasons (as you’ve all read or seen on the news, I’m sure, if you aren’t experiencing it yourselves). Our spring was wet (!) and overcast, our summer gray and sunless… Now all of a sudden it’s hot and humid.

The winner of the season so far has been spinach:

Our bumper crop of backyard spinach.

Our bumper crop of backyard spinach.

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Seed Update: May

It’s May here in the Bay Area (well, okay – it’s May everywhere, yes; I know), and it feels more like… I don’t know? Sometimes August, sometimes December? Climate change – who can tell. Our fig tree seems to think it’s September, that’s for sure.

No one can deny, though, that we’re definitely still in a drought. And yet! Thanks to the contents of our trusty rain barrel, we’ve managed to have great luck on our vegetables so far this season.

All our babies in our planter beds are killin’ it, but the real fun has been watching the copious amount of seeds we cleared out of our kitchen seed bank take off.

Here’s a quick seed status report…

Most of our little starts have now graduated to the outdoors; a few of the overachievers have already gone to new homes.

Most of our little starts have now graduated to the outdoors; a few of the overachievers have already gone to new homes.

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