Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lacy globes...

O.K., so first I thought about telling you everything there is to know about these little guys: how to propagate them, how to grow them, how to use them in food. But then I realized that wouldn’t be a very clever thing to do, because, you see, I’ve only grown them once. They grew because they are good at growing and they were lucky enough to be stuck in REALLY good soil. I don’t really know anything about them and I have never cooked with them. So, that’s out.

Then I thought I would do a “Guess What This Is” contest. You could leave a comment about what you thought these were. And then you would win, what, an all expenses paid trip to….your own backyard? Recognition on my internationally known (not) blog? After thinking about that one, it didn’t seem too brilliant, either.

So, I will just tell you. I tried growing tomatillos last summer. And they grew very well, but it wasn’t my fault. They made very charming little yellow flowers and plenty of tomatillos. Well, I’ve never used tomatillos and even growing them didn’t get me started. Next summer? Yup. That’s what I’m thinking, too.

This is what is left of the plants and fruit. There are seeds inside these lacy globes. Maybe they will plant themselves for me. Or maybe I will try to collect the seeds and start them myself. Or maybe both.

(Look! An Agastache has survived winter! So far.)

Have a beautiful day!

P.S. I have added something new to my blog. I realize that often you are just dying to leave a comment for me, but simply don't have time. Now you can just use the quick response gizmo thingy below! The words I wanted to use were “entertaining,” “informative,” and “enjoyable,” but that was “something for which the apparatus doesn’t begin to allow.” In other words, they were too long for the space provided. But these words will work, too. Have fun!


Anonymous said...


I am laughing out loud! Is that "REACTIONS" thing the "quick response"? I looked and looked, like a good literal person, for "quick response" at the end of the post. Couldn't find it. Thankfully, D was standing behind me. His presence often encourages me toward correct answers.

Anyway, I had a comment even before I found your amusingly cute and helpful words.

My girls and I tried tomatillos this past summer. Our former neighbor grows them. We love them raw! Okay, they taste a little bit like green tomatoes, BUT, when you realize they are supposed to taste that way... Well, it made a difference for us. And those globes they leave behind would be amazing dried and clear-coated. They are very cool.


Ruth said...

Hey, M,

Thanks for your comment! I LOVE getting comments! Maybe I should have worded my P.S. better! I had difficulties even getting the gadget to show up on the blog!

Anonymous said...

You don't have a little reactions button for "all of the above".