What It'll Be & What's to Come

posted Apr 15, 2012, 4:57 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 22, 2012, 7:02 PM by Diego S. Maranan ]

It’s New York, of course there will be obstacles: two planters have been removed, some greens have perished and a much-needed facelift has been struck with claims of – liability. Whose to think that spinach, lettuce, pea seeds, tire tube planters and tyvek box could cause such havoc. I had no idea. Then again, it goes to show how radical plants and the hands and hearts of those who help them grow can be. With many more months to tackle, spring, summer and fall will be an uphill climb. Tuesday will see borage, oregano, mint and green onions. From one garden to the next: Brooklyn -> Queens, I’ve transplanted, and with great care, the strongest, most beautiful and intentionally sound plants. Not to mention, they’ve just been fed-the juice has power (fish emulsion, garlic, spicy peppers, molasses, and compost tea).

Borage - A medicinal and edible plant. Once believed to cause courage before battle (I think it was the Romans). Its leafs have a cucumber like flavor. One can freeze the flowers, then use them in fancy cocktails and ice teas. The flowers are also lovely in soups and salads. To learn more about this lovely plant visit the free encyclopedia-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borage