Lord knows I'm always ready for cocktail time, but when I first get up in the morning I head straight out to the garden to see what the hell is up out there. Plus, cocktails at 6am? I'm thinking that, no.
This morning I thought I spotted a very pale set of new watermelon leaves breaking the soil's surface and I was all YAY! They're not failures! and then just now I went out there to cuddle the new small leaves (what?) and found that, no, they're just more nasturtiums.
|They're pretty and they make good cut flowers. Which is good because they're FUCKING EVERYWHERE.|
|My neighbor's side looks even more green. They've commandeered his yard.|
|And the bees like the lavender that's up, so I get to keep my bees in my yard for a while. YAY! I've very possessive that way.|
|This is from the monster Better Boy plant that scares my neighbors. It's very HI, I'M HUGE.|
|I'm pretty sure these Sun Sugar cherry tomatoes will be ripe in a week. Which - YAY FOR THAT.|
OR a bean, cilantro, apple, potato, lettuce or pepper thing.
|I'll be harvesting these babies small, per the fancy ass French instructions.|
|I swear that the beans did this in one day. Psychos.|
|All that "Slo-Bolt" nonsense was, well, nonsense.|
|I'm very gentle.|
|Hey! Did you know I'm growing tire potatoes again? I am. Consider yourself informed.|
|Our salads are all of the bathtub sized variety these days. Because, obviously.|
|OK, so it's hard to tell here, but there's a blossom on these Golden Greek peppers. They're the ones that I'll make into pepperoncini so get excited, damn you.|
Wait! Nope - it's a cherry thing.
|Told you I'd put that old bowl to use. I'm sure I really needed a bowl this big for 7 cherries, too, so shut it.|
|The rest of our harvest waits on the tree. My neighbor's tree.|
Meanwhile, remember that I was growing grapes? Yeah, I just did, too.
|The bees hang out with the grapes, but only because they want the lavender. They're users like that.|
|This grape is wishing it had two more inches of height just like me when I need to get the olive oil down from the shelf over the stove.|
|Sitting with the grapes and lavender is a buzzy adventure right now. Bubba doesn't sit here for a while.|