What do daisies, squash, and queen bees have in common. They are all topics in this week's episode!
A quote to start with...
“Gardening is an active participation in the deepest mysteries of the universe.” Thomas Berry.
This week we are harvesting radishes, lettuce, spinach, and green onions.
Our flower this week is daisies, members of the Compositeae or Asteraceae family. (Same family, different names.)
We are reminded of this quote:
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” Ray Bradbury
Some of our favorite daisy and daisy-type flowers include:
Leucanthemum × superbum (Shasta Daisies) ‘Banana Cream’ and ‘Becky,’
Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy),
Erigeron annuus (Eastern daisy fleabane)
Matricaria recutita (Chamomile)
This week's vegetable is summer squash, including varieties like Crookneck and Cue Ball. Carol wrote in her second book, Homegrown and Handpicked, about how to get rid of extra summer squash, especially when it grows too big to eat.
Our dirt this week is another great book, Queen Spotting by Hilary Kearney. Girl Next Door Honey is Hilary’s Instagram account.
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