Those white puff balls that look
like snowballs are carrot flowers. I didn't harvest the carrots
before the seed stalks grew, so I'm letting them go.
The carrot seeds just look like
cinders in the aged flowers. I sprinkle them on the ground and
hope I get carrot weeds next year. I dream of a garden where the
rain brings forth carrot seedlings that I can grow into good
The roses and irises are nothing
special right now. Green and bushy though.
I turn on the water when I get
there. I love the sound of dripping water as I garden. I put the
water that lands around my plot, watering this and that. A can of
water here, a china fountain of water there. Sometimes I turn off
the water and weed. More often I turn off the water, harvest
what's ready to eat, and head for the kitchen to fold it into my
I planted those cabbage plants after
the kiwi shut down last year. Was hoping they would get ripe
before the kiwi came back, but it didn't happen. Now I wonder if I
should harvest them as is or write them off as a bad experiment.
The bright lights are back! I
planted four of the things, but two didn't survive that four day
period early in their lives when I didn't water because I was too
busy. Moral of that story: I gotta time planting around a week or
so of being home for the most part.
The kale patch is giving Virginia
and I plenty of greens right now. Yumm! I cook them into pasta
soup with maybe a tomato when one is ready. I'm eating them greens
as fast as they come in that way. So happy about my lunches now.
On the left is my mahogany tomato
vine. It's large and doing well. So happy with its fruit. The
others are also doing well.
The vines are
doing well. The kiwi overhang to Lubab's plot has collapsed its
support. So happy with the flame grapes. Hoping the plastic boxes
mean I'm eating the grapes instead of the birds. The rooted
cutting that Judy gave me is growing, but not very fast yet. Still
haven't gotten it to grab the support. Hoping to get a small
crop of concord grapes from it next year. After that? Who knows...
The only one that is really huge is
the kiwi. That thing is giving my plot a name in the neighborhood.
I'm finding that ever since I put up
the prayer flags, praying for peace in Tibet feels like waiting
for the grapes to ripen. Hopefully soon!
I do use some of the oregano. That's
another trouble free plant like the rose bush. They both smell
good to. Nice coincidence.
That's the cabbage I forgot to water
that was in the shade of the fava beans for a long time. Next time
I'm doing that differently. Looking forward to harvesting it soon.
I think of these as the "bird
flowers". I love watching hummingbirds feed there.