Saturday, July 23, 2011

Suddenly, flowers.....

Five months coming to this point and  I know how this happens.  I don't know how this happens.

The broccoli's center heads have been harvested...side shoots beginning.  Potatoes ready-more than ready-to be dug.  Only one zucchini plant lost to the squash bug so far.  It's still amazing to me how much food just 400 square feet can produce. 

That's Romanesco cauliflower behind the zinnia.  I finally sent them to the compost pile this week.  They'd been regularly deer munched and after 75 days, still not the least sign of a head.  Cayenne peppers now own the space.  The Romanesco should have produced this.  A compost pile accepts the failures without judgement.

Most of the basil in the background is in the freezer now; pimento peppers will get taller with a second crop of basil at their feet.  (Tropea onions too.)  The dill is serendipity....first batch of refrigerator pickles tomorrow.  Salvia guarantica, browallia, Sky petunias-blue and blue and blue.

Red currents in the common area for anyone to pick.  I got enough to put a quart of current juice in the freezer.  This is one of the easiest fruits to grow...the shrub is pretty and the berries are easy to pick. Most of the birds are off robbing the cherry trees and leave the currents alone.

Very pretty, but white currents are......white.  Unusual color in fruit.  They taste...unidentifiably ....fruity.  I could do this with them, I suppose.  I may pick some to dry and see where that leads, but it just seems like a fruit should taste like a color or a color should taste like a fruit or or or something.  There's no real resemblance, but a white fruit  puts me squeamishly in mind of poison ivy berries.  (shudder)


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