The pea vines are almost done and turning yellow, but, I am still finding and picking peapods! The regular green ones were more productive than the burgundy ones, but, I am grateful to M for sharing his seed packets with me.
As is often the case in the garden, when one thing is on its way out, another thing is coming in. I noticed that the zucchini seeds are starting to germinate:
|Zucchini Seed Germinating|
M planted them in a semi-circle around the peach tree. So far, four seeds have germinated.
Nearby, the irises and the wildflowers are coming up, nicely. The wildflowers include calendula, California poppies, and a lone cosmos plant!
|Wildflowers and Irises|
When M heard that I liked cosmos and was hoping to collect the seeds from this flower to grow them, he offered to buy me a cosmos plant - we planted it in another spot in the garden, on Friday.
Calendula leaves are edible, either raw in salads or cooked like spinach, but, I have left the leaves on the plants to grow and produce flowers. I have been harvesting some of the calendula flower petals, however, to have on our salads; I can't detect any taste to them, but, my daughter could taste a little bitterness. She would much rather have rose petals in her salads!
|Fully Opened Double Colored Rose|
|New Pink Rose|
Saturday brunch was a sandwich (the last of the turkey cold cuts and cheese) and salad. I had some crackers with peanut butter and strawberry jam at tea time, with a cup of tea. Dinner was a hamburger for daughter and a cheeseburger for me, made with some of the hamburger patties daughter made on Friday night.
I had a fairly relaxed day; I watered the back garden, again, applied some compost to some of the plants, cleaned the kitchen and the bathrooms, and practiced the piano. I also spoke with my friend who had a consultation with the surgeon on Friday (she has two diagnostic scans to undergo, next week before any further decisions can be made) and with cousin P and friend R.
On Saturday, I was grateful for:
- M sharing his vegetable seed packets with me
- The ongoing peapod harvest
- Zucchini seeds germinating
- Garden flowers, both edible and not
- The garden cats seeming to heed the caution tape!
My joyful activity was being in the garden and discovering what was growing and harvesting the peapods.
Plans for Sunday include watering the front garden!
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?