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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 113 Five Star Garden

After today, our garden is now closed for planting, all spaces are full, no more vacancy. We have even spilled out into the space around the outside of the garden gate. We have about a gillion tomato plants, Cayenne peppers, Purple Tiger peppers, Serranos, Habeneros, banana peppers, yellow squash, patty pan squash, zucchini, cucumbers, lima beans, pie pumpkins, and cantaloupes. We are eating good this summer! Once again, my mom and I will be in the salsa canning business, although sadly, unless our luck changes, it will be made sans ghost peppers. Today, the very same people who were sold out last week were sold out again this week! What does a girl have to do to get a mouth blistering, medical/military grade pepper around here? A lady told me today that the OSU extension office has a pepper, which they are not selling and only using for medicinal purposes and requires protective equipment to handle. Hmmm, this sounds like the elusive ghost chili to me. My mother is relieved to say the least, she's really afraid that it will crawl out of the garden and attack her sensitive stomach in the middle of the night, come on mom, it's good for you! A pepper a day keeps the stroke away...I'm pretty sure, in any case there will be plenty of other peppers for magical sweat inducing salsa. Bring on the slugs and the garden gnomes we came to play.

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