Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The collard plants have turned into a riot of yellow-mopped beauties. These seeds are fourth generation wild-hybridized collards. The first seeds were planted in 2008, the variety known as Vates Georgia Collards. The parents and grandparents of these buttery lemonheads fought back against aphid invasions, but this winter they were able to flower early and so there are no aphids.
Today Micah noticed the bright display and commented on how the plants had turned into mommy plants.
"They are tall mommies. They are hairy mommies. I think they are hairy mommies."
Tall hairy hippy greens-lovin' mommies.
I love the greens so so much and they produced so much abundance that I became saturated. I ate an enormous meal of roasted greens the night that every adult in the house came down with a tempestuous stomach bug. So the plants have been left to themselves to complete their life cycle. We got our fill.
I haven't had a green smoothie in well over a week. There has been a cinnamon toast craze gripping the family. We can't get enough cinnamon toast! Just this morning we ran out of cinnamon. A wondrously magical plant.
Someone once told me that as long as I had a garden I would feel peace in my life. Mommy plants.