Can they identify a single city anywhere else in the United States (or even the United Kingdom) with such a stupid requirement? Of course not. Other communities are trying to encourage community gardening by making it easier, not discouraging it by making it harder. So, then Bill suggested that we just guess the weight. Really?! The whole point of this exercise was to convince the City Council with hard numbers that the community gardens are benefitting the community and deserve more funding. Does anyone really think that they will be convinced with made-up numbers? Is the public school data rigging schedule really that far from people’s minds?
Because I knew that it was going to get cold this week, I washed my houseplants (which had been outdoors most of the summer), applied insecticide and brought them indoors. They had doubled in size and no longer fit in their former spaces.
After we received an inch of rain on Tuesday, I did not need to water this week at the SACG. Instead, I harvested most of the rest of my basil and made pesto on Wednesday night. I freeze most of it to use during the winter in sauces, over pasta and in soups. I also air dried some branches so that I would have dried basil ready for recipes and rooted some other branches so that I could pot them and use them as hostess gifts over the Fall.
in my oldest Moosewood Restaurant cookbook. I saw one for stuffed green tomatoes and wondered if there were any large green tomatoes remaining in my own plot. (They might turn red this week, so I had better act quickly if I want to get any to fry or try this new recipe). There are so many recipes in this cookbook that I’ve never tried and I was really in the mood on Sunday evening. Maybe next week . . . . .