funniculee is prepared
Growing and fruiting like mad; they’re just taking awhile to ripen. I need to put some plastic around them or something to keep them warm – our nights here are pretty cool and I think that’s keeping them from ripening very fast.
Going to rip down the bean tepees this weekend. The beans are still producing but the plants are really skeletons from all the grasshoppers, etc. chowing on them. Plus they are shading the tomatoes. Also going to rip out the poppies, which are mostly done flowering and looking pretty bad. I’ve got some monster thistles growing – I hear the stalks are edible, so I’m going to get me some gloves and “harvest” those to see if the food foragers are right. Apparently they are pretty tasty.
Then another round of carrots, beets, and radishes goes in. I’m also going to plant mustard greens and maybe some lettuces or arugula (quick-growing cool weather stuff) – I hope the grasshoppers don’t eat them all.
Calendula is going crazy! I have harvested and dried a bunch. Plan is to make some infused oil, which I will make into salve. It’s supposed to be really good for chapped and irritated skin.