Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Progress

Cucumbers: IN.

Peppers, both hot and sweet: IN.

Onions: IN.

Corn: IN.

More turnips because the first ones I planted didn't do jack: IN.

More lettuce because we always intercrop lettuce with the corn: IN.

Left to plant: leeks, zucchini, butternut squash, melons, and the Chioggia pumpkin.

We're getting there . . .

P.S. Cubby wandered into the garden yesterday and started to play with the chives, pulling off the dried blossoms and pulling them apart. Since we were in the garden and he seemed absorbed, I started to weed the chard, glancing up every now and then to make sure he hadn't wandered away or started eating dirt or found a piece of glass in the ground or any of the other million ways he tries to sabotage himself because he is a toddler and that is what they do. At one of my glance-ups, I saw him put the end of a chive blossom in his mouth and take a bite. I waited for the inevitable spitting out of it and possible screaming, because that's damn near what I did the one time I put a whole chive blossom in MY mouth. Instead he just . . . kept on nibbling on it. And then he smelled like onions for the rest of the day. Such a weird child.

6 comments:

sheila said...

My oldest used to eat raw cooking onions like they were apples. Some kids are just weird. She always was my best eater though. Most adventurous too. She had filled her first passport by traveling all over the world before she was 21. I think she was eager to try out cuisine from different places. I bet Cubby is going to have a willing to venture and try new things kind of personality too.

Drew @ Willpower Is For Fat People said...

Ewwwwww.


Word verification: parwor -- where Cubby meets his fwiends

mybabyjohn said...

Good for him. He's going to be willing to try new things in the food department at any rate.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you got to see him do that. Had to be really cute. Beth

Charade said...

Too cute! Wish you'd carry your camera in your pocket so you can share such darling events with us...

Daisy said...

Maybe Cubby would take some time and pick my chives blossoms. I tend to neglect them, which makes them spread.