The holiday allowed a brief pause, which meant the months of keeping ahead of an avalanche of procedure manuals and personnel issues briefly subsided. The garden finished the summer cycle in a tangle of overgrowth. We took a few hours to tend to it and discovered some odds and ends.
We almost missed this blue potato because it looked like a stone.
- We don’t understand why this artichoke plant, which lay dormant through the summer, suddenly decided to perk up.
- It was a successful year for eggplant. This was the last straggler.
I had no idea African jelly melons had grown here. Not sure whether they were planted or just decided to show up. (Some of our tomato plants do that.)
Rosemary: still here, as are the bees.
Lemons and mandarin oranges are seasonal treats here.
I think the squirrels missed a few pecans.
Waiting to see what scraps we’re going to toss into the coop.
We haven’t figured out what to do with this celeriac yet. Time to look for soup recipes.
I could still smell the orange oil on my fingers after I peeled and ate one of these. The ripe ones are very sweet and juicy.
- Parsley: there’s lot of it.
The lacy remains of a tomatillo.
She’s also waiting for scraps.