DEATHS OF PLANTS:
- Nope (thank goodness :))
EDIBLE!! – Fit to be eaten.
(IN 4 WORDS OR LESS)
- Everything’s ALIVE (yay :))
- I have things I can Harvest!
OVERALL STARS – ************* (13 STARS)
DIRTINESS (while gardening) – *** (3 stars) = I got moderately dirty when I gave the plants a hair cut (that hopefully didn’t kill them…)
BUDDING – ***** (5 stars) = There are a bunch of mini bell peppers, strawberry spinach complete with the “strawberries” from it, mini cucumber lemons, and sugar plant leaves!
GROWTH – ***** (5 stars) = Everything is growing (even the lavender)! The plants are big and bushy, and there are fruit and veggies!
DO’S AND DON’TS:
- DO: Make sure you know how to cut plants 😐
- DON’T: Trust Daphne not to mess with your plants…
- DO: CHECK ON YOUR PLANTS OFTEN!
What I have been working on:
- Trimming and giving the plants a hair cut (that hopefully didn’t kill them).
- Gathering and making salads/toasts with the edibles – FINALLY!
I pruned the cucumber lemon and the strawberry spinach, about 3 days ago. Now here is the before and after!
My SALAD (FAIL):
This whole series has been waiting for this! Finally, time to eat the edibles! So, after growing the curious plants – the first thing that came to mind to create was…
I used everything but the cucumber lemons, lavender, and bell peppers (those are not ready yet!) to make a “delicious” salad. Everything sounded like it would taste good but I was wrong! It was boring and bland and incomplete. So, I gave up on that, and tried this:
I wasn’t positive it would taste as good as it was :)! I made normal pesto and added in strawberry spinach, and a FEW sugar plant leaves (because I don’t really like them) and blended it together. Spread it on toasted bread and top with chopped walnuts, the strawberries from the spinach, edamame, and shaved parm! Perfection!! It tastes sooo good… The strawberries and sugar plant give the dish a bit of sweetness while the spinach and edamame keep it savory! If you ever find strawberry spinach lying around, I would make this dish!
Please comment what I should make next with these INGREDIENTS. Also, what should I do about the sugar plant? (I don’t really like it)