MemberJune 11, 2018 at 10:13 pm
Same with Laura. Haven’t been farming here long enough to see trends. Plants bolted early this year, as in many other farms, due to unseasonal warmth in winter. Gopher population exploded and we caught 50 in a month. Mildew has already hit pea and squash leaves in our moist, foggy, east bay climate. More ground squirrels are enjoying our compost piles. Some weeds like morning glory (bindweed) have a stronger foothold. More bristly ox tongue too. Mulching has cut back on poison hemlock and has made it a lot easier to pull.