Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Edible, ornamental, alien

I just thought I'd take a moment to show you some of the things we have growing at our house this spring. We have some very tasty strawberries that the birds and I are fighting over. It's a matter of who spots them first when they're actually ready to eat!

Then we have some plums that we suspect may just be ornamental, but we'll be giving them a try later when they're bigger and soften up. These are particularly interesting to me because we've lived in this house, with this same tree for five years, and this is the first time that ANY plums have ever appeared.

And finally, we have a tray of corn kernels that I'll be planting this evening. A couple seasons ago a worker at a local garden store gave us a tip on helping corn along before it ever gets in the ground. You spread out the kernels between layers of paper towel and wet them daily. It softens up the kernels so they sprout and then they don't take as long, or need as much water to get started. Don't they look weird? Ky and I say it looks like we're growing sheets of alien babies. :0 We're late getting the corn in this year, so it's good that it has a healthy head start.

1 comment:

Susanna said...

That would be punk rock alien babies - what with those mohawks!