Sunday, July 21, 2013

All Good Things... and My Little Pony Costume

All good things really do come to an end.  (Fortunately, so do all bad things also.)  The raspberries are coming to an end.  I picked a few berries tonight, but I don't see many more on the way.

The radishes are also coming to an end.  I pulled some today, but they are getting too tough.  So I really should try planting another batch.  They were great while they lasted.  I even liked the greens - stir-fried with garlic, or just steamed/boiled.  Although the greens are fairly prickly, and it is very time-consuming to wash the grit out of them.

Grapes, apples, pears, plums, and even some blueberries, are on their way.  It has been a wonderful summer, and we have enjoyed a long stretch of hot and dry weather in Vancouver.  Sorry no garden photos, since I'm involved in so many other things, such as creating a My Little Pony costume for the BronyCAN convention coming up in another month.  I'm going as Twilight Sparkle.  My 14 year old will be Fluttershy.  Our costumes are coming along well.  I still have my mane & tail to finish, and need to attach my wings to the T-shirt.  Similar stage for Fluttershy.  Here's the bits of my costume today :
Twilight Sparkle mlp cosplay
mlp Twilight Sparkle hat headband
mlp cosplay Twilight Sparkle costume

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Radishes and Raspberries

I am growing radishes this year, for the first time.  It is almost 4 weeks since I planted them, so today I finally remembered to check if any radishes are forming.  I was pleased to find some nicely formed radishes :
The one I tasted was quite peppery, so does that mean I should water them more often?  Or is it the variety?  I hear that the greens make a nice vegetable, but they are a bit prickly, so I won't try them raw, but I may collect some up and try sautéing/steaming them.

The raspberries continue to bear very nicely.  I am picking about 2 liters every 2 or 3 days.  I probably need to water them a bit more than I am doing, also.  It has been a heat wave here in Vancouver for the past 3 or 4 days.
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