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You Can’t Eat Flowers

This is the rallying cry of People Who Grow Vegetables.

People like My Better Half.

And his friend Vito, the neighbour who regularly turns up his nose at my flowers. Which is exactly why I had this picture taken of Vito among the flowers.

For spite.

Blog Photo - Vito amid the flowers

But I digress.

Again.

Sorry ’bout that.

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden Lettuce

Truth is, you have to give thanks for People Who Grow Vegetables, because while I love flowers, I also love to eat fresh food. So lettuce be grateful. (Sorry — I couldn’t resist.)

Here then, is a pictorial salute to vegetable gardeners. It is made up of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beets, lettuce, asparagus and other good stuff from the earth.

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden Cukes on Trellis nice

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden Longshot

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden Tomato Bed

The¬†photos, as promised, are of My Better Half’s vegetable garden.

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden TomatoCU

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden Pepper CU

In this shot (below centre), asparagus spears have been left to grow into ferns. They’ll be thick and lush in weeks.

On the right are spinach and salad greens, including my favorite arugula. On the left: A raspberry bush, gifts from our friends Paddy and Jacqui. It’s loaded with berries right now.

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden Longshot2 with Asparagus

But what’s that I see? Flowers.

Yes! Vegetables have flowers….. starting with zucchini…

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden Zucchini Flower

Then cukes…

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden cukes in flower

And squash….

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden Squash flower

Gee whiz – it’s a veritable flower garden! Even the eggplant is bloomin’!

Blog Photo - Veggie Garden Eggplant in flower

Not sure about the eggplant, but I’m told that zucchini and other vegetable flowers are edible.

So who says you can’t eat flowers?

Photos by H. Grange