Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The Big Payback
Saturday I was out in the garden killing snails. The beer trick is bogus, I am still loosing the battle. I am going to resort to poison very soon. Actually I tossed out some pellets on the mulch and it has seemed to help. The beer works but I am the one that tosses them in. They don't slim there way in on their own.
Ok, the point of this post is not the snails. Sidetrack. The point of the post is that I grew an artichoke. Or 3 as it seems. I planted these starter plants last year and nothing happened. They got hot and wilted away. I even planted basil, fennel and some other herbs in the same spot. Once the weather got cooler the leaves popped up and they grew all winter. The plants got huge and I started trimming the bottom leaves off in the last few months.
And then poof there they are. I think they heard me talking about them. I was just telling The Husband that if they didn't do something soon they were going to loose their spot.
Well, here they are. Anyone got any good recipes? When should I pick them?