The weather has been good to us in San Francisco lately. Long days with plenty of sunshine. And in a record-setting event, we even had a couple of days of rain recently to wash way excessive pollen and dust floating in the air. Our community garden plot couldn’t be happier.
In addition to the good weather our garden has been getting our usual TLC: weeding, watering, pruning and some added topsoil (humus) every other day. As result now we have a mini jungle! It is really satisfying seeing that the artichoke plants producing buds, the chives blossoming with cute purple flowers, the kale growing almost wildly, the flowering sweet peas making so many tasty pods, and so on. The Italian parsley has almost taken over and has become a medium-sized bush. I’d no idea that it was as prolific as that; it almost reminds me of mint. This is quite a change from the rather tiny and somewhat sad plants we started nurturing in chilly foggy February.
The new additions to the garden include tomatoes, rainbow trout lettuce, sunflowers, hue and eggplant; and they’re all thriving!
We’ve been eating lots of the produce weekly and kale really almost too often. We’ve had so much that we’ve even been able to give some away. I am amazed by how much a little plot of land can produce. I think that the dream of becoming an urban farmer has become reality. Compare the progress here and here.