Category: Urban Garden

Winter Urban Garden: I have no idea how to water 1

Winter Urban Garden: I have no idea how to water

Dateline: 2015-12-17 The GreenStalk Garden System that I’m using provides many cool features, including a handy water reservoir. As you can see from the image it provides markings for how much water to add based on the number of tiers your using. The only problem is that it also has a sizable drain to flow down to the lower tiers. Filling it up to the “5” mark is almost impossible...

Winter Urban Garden: First checkin 0

Winter Urban Garden: First checkin

Dateline: 2015-12-07 It’s been about a week and a half since the winter garden was planted and things are looking fairly good. The plants were watered twice in the intervening time and also got a little extra from some much needed rain. There isn’t a ton to report since it’s been such a short amount of time, but nothing is dead (yet). Overall the GreenStalk makes for a tower of...

Planting the Winter Urban Garden 0

Planting the Winter Urban Garden

Dateline: 2015-11-24 Time was of the essence. The trip to Half Moon Bay Nursery was a huge success and lots of plants were ready to be planted. However there was a kink in the works, by the end of the night we’d be off to our Thanksgiving holiday. Being gone for the better part of a week without getting our sproutlings in the ground sounded like a Bad Idea™ so...

Winter Urban Garden Shopping: Half Moon Bay Nursery 0

Winter Urban Garden Shopping: Half Moon Bay Nursery

Dateline: 2015-11-22 Way back in September, at the end of the summer season, we talked about ours plans for a winter crop. Unfortunately for “life happens” reasons, we didn’t really get around to doing much until November. It’s a little late to get planting for winter, but San Francisco winters are mild and we figured it was worth a shot anyway. A few weeks ago we tried Home Depot for...

The sadness of Home Depot gardening 0

The sadness of Home Depot gardening

This weekend was supposed to be the start of the Winter Garden series, so a jaunt to Home Depot was in order for some new (more winter friendly plants). As you can see on the right, that didn’t go so well. The pictured area is the open area of the Home Depot nursery where they normally have rows of plants. I realize it’s a little late to get started, but...