Sunday, June 21, 2009

Experiments in Gardening.

Some of you may recall that last year, we attempted to grow eggplant in our pseudo-garden. And did so quite successfully, I admit. Big, beautiful eggplants that we had no idea how to cook.

Well this year, for some reason, I'm trying my luck at growing a peanut plant. Don't know why, maybe it was the sweet little tag in the nursery that asked the question: "Have you ever seen a peanut grow?" Why no, I haven't. Therefore, I shall try. So far, so good. It hasn't died yet. The instructions say to harvest the peanuts when the foliage turns yellow in late summer - yielding 30 to 60 peanut shells! They have to dry for almost a month before they're ready to eat. I'm not holding out hope that they'll be worth digesting. But I'll consider my little experiment a success if I can keep it alive until harvest time.


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