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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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Oh, Padron!

Garden update!

Climate change is making our fig tree crazy. I need to learn to make fig newtons. And fig jam. And fig+olive tapenade. And figgy pudding. And any other good figgy things that can be given away as gifts because, you know – there’s only so many figs two people can reasonably eat without really, really suffering consequences.

Just a few enormous figs I grabbed off the tree this past weekend. To make room for the 10,000 new green ones already trying to take their places...

Just a few enormous figs I grabbed off the tree this past weekend. To make room for the 10,000 new green ones already trying to take their places…

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