Almost Summer Magic
The sky was blue, the clouds were pink, and the garden was bathed in an orange glow as the sun set last night. I left the dishes in the sink and went outside to soak up the magic. My family followed.
I'm conducting an experiment in my garden. I've let all my lettuces and herbs go to seed, in hopes of collecting the seed to plant next season. I really have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm having fun doing it.
The experiment started by accident. My basil went to seed at the end of last summer, and being the lazy gardener that I am, I left the dried basil stalks alone. When fall rolled around, I decided the dried stalks would look quite pretty in a pitcher on my mantle.
There the dried basil sat all winter long, and come spring I realized that each of the dried flowers were filled with basil seed. I harvested the seed and started planting.
Lo and behold, the seeds grew. Sweet basil, waiting patiently for the tomatoes to turn red, looking forward to reuniting with it's perfect companion in a beautiful salad.
Did you know that lettuce seeds grew like wishes? I had no idea how the lettuce seeds would emerge, but now I do.
Close your eyes, make a wish, now blow. If you wished for a green salad, I think your wish will come true.
Posted by Molly at 11:06 AM