Yesterday, Farmer Bleat (AKA Pablo, Pablito, Bleat-Bleat) and I went out to the garden. It's past it's prime (and was pretty neglected this year, I am not going to lie), but I thought our withered peppers with their crinkled leaves still held a certain amount of beauty.
Don't you agree?
Farmer Bleat decided to test them out:
See all that feathery-ferny stuff? That's asparagus. For the first two years you let it grow up like that (only cutting it back around Feb-March) and don't eat it. It makes the root system stronger. Next year we actually get to cut it and eat it!
Pablo was overjoyed that I found one last (unripe) grape tomato hanging out. I only got to pick a few this year because he ate them all. I'm sure I'll grow them again next year just for his enjoyment! I get a kick out of seeing him picking them off the vine himself.