Day 25: Not So Hot Peppers

So these jalapeno peppers grew pretty well in my garden.

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Aphids don’t like them.  The powdery mildew had no effect on them either.  The only problem is that they have no flavor and the husband doesn’t really want to eat them.  He’s the one that told me to grow them in the first place.

Growing things can be easy.  Growing things that people actually want to eat is much trickier.

Day 23: Harvesting Potatoes

So I made my first attempt at growing potatoes the way most people do I’m guessing – by sticking an old potato in the dirt.  I was amazed at how quickly these guys grew.  Here are some pictures of my red potato harvest.  I think I probably harvested them a little too early though.  Oh well, live and learn.

Happy 4th of July!!

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Day 22: Emu Egg

I have a friend who works at a petting zoo where they have an Emu.  This emu lays one or two eggs a month.  She gave me one of the eggs.  It’s a very large egg that’s a lovely blue color and provided about two cups of egg.  That is a lot.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the emu.  It seemed a bit sad and confined in the petting zoo though.  😦

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