Here’s my entry for the week on Texture.
Above is a baby bottle gourd with a flower at the tip. The petals are soft and silky but everything else in the gourd plant is rough and hairy, even the leaves.
Nowadays, nothing gives me so much more pleasure than be in the garden. I try to watch every growth, every bloom. They all look so promising now – the tomatoes and gourd has plenty of blooms, we have harvested several zukes and tomorrow I will bring one and some Hungarian peppers to share at work. I think we are going to have a bounty.
But like an expectant mother, am waiting for the Asian long beans to bloom. I hope to enjoy them before they die in the Fall.
The squirrels has been feeding on my eggplant. Viv got some spray so they stay away but upon reading the instructions I decided it is not the good way to go. There was a warning not to apply to any plants that’s for human consumption. Instead I wrapped the baby eggplants in paper towel to hide them from the animals – keeping my fingers crossed that it works.
We’ve harvested three but they have consumed more than their fair share so I am trying to find a better way so we all get to enjoy the fruits of my labor.
Anyone out there with a better organic suggestion?
365 Project: Day 211