As much as it seems as if I was away on vacation (as Thad is the only one blogging lately), capsule life has been quite far from that.
As summer starts, I start kissing most of my weekends goodbye. Weeds grow fast if not checked. Bugs attack at any given time. Plants develop and start shadowing others making you have to transfer or trim back.
But, after all the hard work, this is the delicious reward that you get:
for delicious salsa, and these
which are delicious caramelized along with a steak; or perhaps these:
which can be made into a delicious salad like this one.
Not everything makes it though. We had a bout of flea beetles, and lost our broccoli rabe and broccoli to that. The green beans grew so healthily they blocked the light to the snap peas. A couple of cayenne peppers were lost somewhere in between the patty pan, which grew quite a bit larger than I was expecting.
But the best part is that I get to enjoy a lot of these:
(I’m planting more and more flowers to attract more pollinators to our little spot)
But you know what? it’s okay. I’ll enjoy what I got and as for the rest, I’ll give it a try again next year. 🙂