Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Melon balls

All the seeds from the cantaloupe bought at the South Congress farmers' market germinate, whatever variety that is. It's one that smells more of citrus than of musk. We dump the seeds into any pot that has soil in it but nothing growing at the moment. These will never make melons, but they do make a beautiful mound of greenery in each pot. Just as chile plants do and just as my trainees do, they possess a beauty that's independent of any culinary product that may result. We're seeing lots more hummingbirds this week, very busy at the Turk's caps in particular. The wild sunflowers are setting their first seeds and are very attractive to all the seed-eaters.


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