At the end of the porch is my tiny garden. These are the raspberry vines on the lower end.
I had some of the raspberries with yogurt to break the fast this morning.
The round pot on the table, I had a beautiful bunch of lettuce coming up. It had gotten to about an inch high and yesterday, I went out to find only stems sticking up. Green worms were everywhere. I know they have to eat too but my lettuce. Needless to say, I was very unkind to them. In the pot by the geraniums, I now have the sensitive plant growing. It looks like a strange palm and at night all the fronds fold up. I will take pictures soon.
At this point, I have looked closely at my green thumb as it appears to be fading. So far only 4 jalapeno peppers, 2 banana pepper and 1 bell pepper have been harvested. Yes, I did fertilize them. No tomatoes yet but there are a few green orbs on the plants. Our neighbor said he had had two already. With all the trees on the hill, it is hard to find full sun all day long so I am gonna believe that is my problem and not my thumb.
The blackberries on the upper side of the garden are beginning to turn black. These are thorn less tame berries. Again, I will put pictures of them on a later post. We have lots of wild blackberries and Prince cut a path near them so if I care to don my carharts, I can go pick them. He said they are beginning to dry up since we have not had any rain.
The weather man is predicting rain during our 4Th. Lots of cookouts will get wet. Prince's Brother will be whipping up some of his famous barbecue ribs and probably some wings. Our contribution will be potato salad , jalapeno corn muffins and wedges of watermelon. Some how the 4Th is the only time I really wish to eat watermelon. Kind of a tradition. Do you have a food tradition for the 4Th of July?
The kitty justice is Ed usually cooks enough for us to bring home and freeze for another meal.