The last few months have been an adventure in gardening, and it hasn’t always been easy. Originally our plants were being eaten alive by something, and we still don’t know what. We began spraying with an organic soap to displace the bugs and then the garden was thriving. Of course summer got hot for a few weeks, and we began to have issues with keeping them watered enough. It’s a difficult balance between too much and not enough especially when the temperatures get up into the 80s and 90s. The Cajun Bell plant has been resilient though. These little buggers have a slight spice to them so I’m thinking maybe that’s why they haven’t been eaten to death.
They aren’t too spicy though. They add just enough umph to a dish that might not otherwise have that kind of impact. The hubs has also eaten them on their own. I’m hoping to get a few of them roasted next week so that we can start to can a few things. We now have all the canning accoutrement after all. I’ll admit that having the ability to preserve some things from the garden is excellent. This means that nothing goes to waste, and it’s easier to share with people. Back home we often had canning parties so everyone would come over and do their mess of beans etc as a group. It was always a blast. I have fond memories of canning beans and tomatoes.
Do you have a garden? What’s planted in it? What’s thriving the most?