For those of you who’ve been reading for awhile, you know that we have, for years, had a family pumpkin growing contest. Now that we’re settled in Florida, and have a new garden, we have been very busy planting, watering, and watching the fruits of our efforts end up on our dinner plates.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear pumpkins are very fond of Florida summers. They all died. So did the green beans and sugar snap peas. I might try replanting them later in the summer.
The good news is we have tomatoes (three kinds), peppers, figs, carrots, onions, leeks, cucumbers, and many other goodies that are doing just great. The one plant that is outgrowing everything else, however, is the Chinese Red Noodle Bean. Those plants are Max’s and, holy cow, we can’t pick those beans fast enough! The best part of all? The beans are HUGE! One bean can be one individual’s entire veggie serving at dinner.
Each morning, Max checks on his plot in the garden and, each morning, more are ready to pick…and there are only four plants!! I’m washing, cutting, and freezing them as fast as I can. They are also delicious! I think they taste like green beans but Max swears he can taste a hint of asparagus. I caught him eating them raw while harvesting the other day and, while our garden is completely organic, I reminded him to always wash before biting because who know how many critters have perched on his trellis? 😉
This week’s Masonism:
“Why does Toys R Us have a backwards R?
Big hugs to all,
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