into pots and planters for the deck. Basils- the purple amaratto
25 May 2020
I learned how to make green tortillas! Have done tortillas from scratch several times now (rolling them flat neatly is still the trickiest part) but this is the first time incorporated greens. In lieu of spinach, I used leaf beet chard. You steep the greens in hot water for several minutes (I used sixteen leaves, next time will do twenty as my husband wants them even greener), then purée in food processor and add to the flour mixture by hand. I also found how to make relatively even-sized balls of the dough- form into one large ball, then cut in half, halves again, until have as many wedges as you want tortillas, then reshape them into smaller balls.
24 May 2020
There's a funny thing about the tokyo bekana. When I cut leaves the other day for a stir-fry with rice, noticed one plant (left here) is different. It's leaves are slightly darker green, have small prickly hairs, thinner midribs, and are lobed on the lower stem. More characteristic of turnips. And guess what, I read that tokyo bekana readily crosses with turnip. So I bet the seed I bought, got unintentionally crossed!
23 May 2020
Sad thing: was the end of my once beautiful pink violet. It succumbed to crown rot.
Arrowhead is doing better than I've seen in a long time.
22 May 2020
Few days ago potted up my one and only pepper plant,
Things are growing and changing so fast now. Already I've pulled lettuces out from between the collards here
The hellebore flowers are nearly finished- fat green seed pods forming