Archive for November, 2013

Peas with pods

Posted under Vegetables by Bigfoot on November 25th, 2013

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Bigfoot is getting hungry.  Pea pods are forming.  Although he wonders how full of a stomach he really could get.  I guess you shouldn’t be surprised if he shows up in your house and is eating something out of your fridge.

Podophyllum peltatum ‘Missouri May’

Posted under Woodland Plants by Bigfoot on November 18th, 2013

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Bigfoot likes to grow plants in the woods because it is his home.  This is Podophyllum peltatum ‘Missouri May’, a pink flowering form of the native Mayapple.  He would like to try a fruit sometime, but didn’t find one this year.  One of these years maybe, but I bet a raccoon will beat him to it.  He just is just too busy being Bigfoot, lots of humans to sneak up on.

Peas

Posted under Vegetables by Bigfoot on November 11th, 2013

IMG_0877 - Pisum sativum 'Tom Thumb

Bigfoot likes to eat peas, so he is growing them inside this winter.  He planted a variety called Tom Thumb that he got from Seed Savers Exchange.  It is supposed to only take 50-55 days until harvest and they only get  8″ tall.  Perfect for planting inside in pots.  He planted the seeds on October 12, 2013 and they germinated on October 18, 2013.  He is just waiting now for them to start blooming.  He wonders how fast they will mature indoors.