Contemplating the Veggies
"I used to visit and revisit (my garden) a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green." -- Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from an Old ManseBeans are up and growing in my garden, even beginning to twine around the Tepee Trellis (although they've been severely sheared-back by the bunnies); peas (at least the purple hull pink-eyes...forget about the English variety for this year) are doing well, despite being singed by the application of fish emulsion...in the bright mid-day sun...by moi. And today's squash report: definitely seeing tiny, baby yellow/crookneck squashes and Black Beauty zucchini on the vines. We've achieved Fruit Set! Thank you to all the bees that made this moment possible. Now, I'd better start gathering some recipes 'cause I'm afraid we'll be swamped with squash in a short time! BTW, that's not snow you are looking at in the photo to the right; that's paper from my shredder. Found a new way to recycle the stuff as mulch in the garden. Hooray!
Speaking of recipes...thought I'd share a couple with you.