Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Produce

Non Dreaded Nephew is quite proud of what he has grown in his vegetable garden this year. The seeds are from a sunflower.

This was found at the base of the sunflower plant. The spines are very very sharp. As best I can tell it is a seed pod from a Datura also called an Angel's Trumpet. While we have had Daturas in the past, I have never seen the likes of this before.

12 comments:

  1. Hello Andrew:
    No matter the slim pickings, it is such a good thing to grow one's own food. And, it is so amazing how much satisfaction one can get from a single tomato that one has nurtured from seed to table!!!

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  2. It's also amazing the flavour one can get from a single tomato ... after growing my own I vowed never to eat supermarket tommies again, a promise I have hardly ever broken!

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  3. JayLa, a very long time ago we grew our own tomatoes. Nothing compares.

    Red, mind you, I tend to look for SA tomatoes at the green grocers. They are usually a bit better.

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  4. The home grown crop looks great!
    Sadly I've had to go back to supermarket tomatoes..I like the look of the spiny thing, I believe the vine over my back fence is a datura, I'll have to check it for seed pods.

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  5. I want all of the tomatoes and I think that LC is thinking about trying to plant them in our window boxes this weekend.

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  6. what everyone above said, plus ... don't turn your back on that spiky thing.

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  7. Love the spiky thing, it looks like some sort of sea urchin or something! Home grown veges are too hard, way too many bugs to fight off!!

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  8. The spiky thing is bizarre and looks like an alien spaceship that's deposited tiny aliens :-).

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  9. Anonymous7:54 am

    Are you sure that seed pod is not from Invasion of the body snatchers. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Phdb-nN_iI4/TwicN2qHEkI/AAAAAAAAARE/_sSXm8DM1ks/s1600/bodysnatcherslist.jpg

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  10. River, let me know if you find anything.

    Kath, in my brief experience of Europe, vegetables are much better than they are here. I expect expensive though, so growing your own marties is a good idea.

    Ann, that thing really is quite lethal.

    Grace, it does require some dedication. You keep on snapping and let someone else worry about growing food.

    Windsmoke, you are frightening me now.

    Anon, now I really am frightened. Not seen the movie but it looks scary.

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  11. I am interested in the spiky Angel's trumpet, never seen one.

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  12. I had not either Ann. Scary thing isn't it.

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