Saturday, July 29, 2017

more nightshades

i was out at the community garden today looking at carolina horse nettle and then i came home and had a look at their cousins the spuds...the first photo is of horse nettle buds and the second is of buds on the potatoes in my back yard......the third is a horse nettle bloom and the fourth is potatoes...the similarities are obvious to see...while i was out at the garden i put on gloves ( a word of caution...gloves really are not proof against these thorns...grasp lightly...they will come though if you do not ) and harvested a few more fruits ( sixth through eighth )...the rest i will leave to "ripen on the vine" so to speak and see how large they may get.

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