Thursday, June 2, 2011

Full disclosure

Took a stroll out to the garden last night after a long day.  It was dusk and the wind was blowing and as usual, could feel my blood pressure drop as I passed through the playground and headed towards our green little sanctuary.

The beans are climbing with a vengeance up the bamboo teepees.  There's several varieties of tomatoes that so far, the squirrels are leaving alone, and the peppers and eggplant are ready for the picking.  Speaking of picking, I was marveling at our apple-sized cantaloupes and thought I'd just give mother nature a hand and turn one so it wouldn't get an unsightly "bedsore" and was surprised to see that the fruit was not attached to the vine.    I went to the next plant and realized that just the tiniest movement of the fruit separated the second one as well.   I'm so sorry!  I'm a bull in a baby cantaloupe nursery.

Anyone want to come over friday night for cantaloupe mojitos???


  1. I was there last night and brought my friend who is a food writer and chef from California. She was very very impressed and blown away that we had chard growing in the summer.