Friday, September 25, 2009

when gardens go neglected

First, thanks so much everyone for your hearty congrats! New adventures are always fun. Especially when they involve making babies.

Next, as further proof that things this summer have been very distracted, the vegetable garden I was so excited about has seen better, more tended days. But I think this might be the weekend to clean and mulch and sew fall seeds.

Look what I found this morning among the leaning zinnias:

Those are bigger than they look. And the green one had flowering tops ~3 ft tall. Eek.

Luckily radish tops rank right up there with watermelon rinds and overripe tomatoes when it comes to chicken food. I haven't figured out what it is, but they go absolutely crazy for these particular greens.

The breakfast radishes went straight into the coop, but the watermelon radish, oh lovely dear fall member of the Brassica family, had to come inside. I'm hoping it's still edible. I've definitely found myself coming home from the farmer's market with a bag full of them this big.

So pretty. And spicy and delicious.

And just because we haven't had a chicken picture in a while...

Happy friday, yo.


bigBANG studio said...

Yay! Hope you have a restful, wonderful weekend w/ your man! Just wondering, but what do you do with that HEAVENLY, beautiful watermelon radish? I love radishes in a salad but am just wondering if you have some magical way of preparing them that I don't know about that might change my life. And I love the chicken. Clearly:)

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I need to plant a garden, even if it's neglected it's at least there!

Is that a fig? Looks ripe and ready to eat!

Courtney said...

The watermelon radish is beautiful! I've never seen one in real life. I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for one.

seesaw designs said...

LOVE those radishes - so yummy (and beautiful to look at)