Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Random Updates

*  When a canning recipe says things like "cook until reduced by about a third," it would be a good idea for me to wash and prepare 3 extra jars to fill, as I seem completely unable to do fractions in cooked mustard.

*  "Oh, I'll be able to tell them apart once the peppers set on" is a much dumber sentence than one would think if one is trying out a few new types of peppers that one hasn't actually ever seen before.

*  Unless ALL your strawberry plants put out fruit all summer, having ONE plant do so means you're probably going to miss a lot of strawberries.

*  I am so utterly proud of myself for making and freezing batch after batch of pesto while the basil is rampant that I might be overestimating the amount of pesto two people will eat in one year.  Would 17 batches too much?

*  I hate to say this, but so many people have sent me wonderful recipes for zucchini that I'm really hoping the uninvited zucchini recovers and becomes prolific again

*  So far, my fears of overcrowding for the 4-per-foot potato planting have been unfounded.  When you don't get even a single potato, it's not so crowded

*  People telling me that zinnias do not reseed themselves is fine, but they probably need to explain it to the zinnias that have cropped up in the front lawn.

1 comment:

Abby said...

Maybe they are mutant zinnias? I have a few volunteer marigolds this year. I hope you do a big posting on your square foot gardening results. I'm hoping to try it next year.


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