Wednesday, 9 May
Tonight it was time to put some tomatoes and geraniums and a new rosemary start in the ground--they weren't looking very perky any more in their plastic nursery boxes. I thought I'd try to do the right thing and went out back to dig a little mulch out of the compost bin. Now, like most of my gardening, my composting might be described as a homophone of my Half Fast friends in Oregon. The bin is a random blend of summer grass clippings, autumn leaves, deadheaded flowers, and Starbucks grounds for my garden. But down at the bottom, it's starting to make nice mulchy compost, so I stuck in my spading fork, turned over a couple of layers, and came up with a big surprise. Since this item was in close proximity to a peanut (also not a Northwest native), I can only assume that my cat's playmates, the squirrels, were busy after Halloween.
Now, this brings up an important question. No, two. If I harvest chocolate bars out of my backyard, does this qualify for the locavore experience (food grown close to home)? And what do you plant in order to harvest chocolate bars?