We’re creeping toward fall weather! I’ve gotten part of the garden planted, in fact the lettuce is already up. Friday evening I had good intentions to plant all the greens, but I got sidetracked by harvesting mushrooms again. There’s a little different variety of puffball mushroom coming up now and they are pretty large, but not as big as the giant puffballs. And they are oh so delicious. It’s been a real treat to harvest them this fall.
Continuing with my “eating wild” theme, we have a lot of lambs’ quarters in the front yard. Even though they’re basically wild spinach, I like to trim some of them to look like small trees. When the young leaves are cooked, they taste a lot like spinach. And the great thing about them is they grow all summer, even if you don’t water them, and the insects don’t like them. In our yard they reseed prolifically, so I just pull them out where I don’t want them to grow.
We also had a lot of purslane in the front beds that came up on it’s own. It’s pretty tasty sauteed, but apparently the deer wanted it raw. I may decide to throw a net over it, if I really want to harvest it, or maybe I’ll do it just to tick off the deer!
We took a few pictures of the blooms in the yard right now.
This is “pumpkin on a stick.” It dries naturally for fall arrangements.