Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Penny and our vegie garden

Penny likes some veggies in her dinner, and last night she had a little piece of cooked asparagus. I'm glad she doesn't realise that edible plants grow in our garden - because our asparagus bed is sprouting beautifully. That's very strange, actually, because it's the middle of winter.

Our very first shiitake mushrooms are emerging from the inoculated log, too. Very exciting! Penny wouldn't know anything about fungus being edible, because I've never given her any. I don't think it would be safe for her.

But something has been looking at the log, where it sits on a green plastic garden chair, because we noticed a fresh possum poo right beside it. Here's hoping that the poo fell from the tree above. I'd be disappointed if the possums pinched our mushrooms!


Mitch and Molly said...

We've had asparagus but not much of it. Mom and dad love it so they're pretty stingy with us. We've never had mushrooms. Mom says she doesn't think they're a safe choice. What fun to grow your own though!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Pawsome that your garden is sprouting in winter. Mommy has a hard enough time getting plants to grow in summer.

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, I've never specifically read that mushrooms are bad for dogs, but I would never give Penny mushrooms. I'm not sure why, but that's how I feel.

parlance said...

Lassie and Benji, we've been having a strangely warm winter here. It's turned into normal cold now, so maybe those little asparagus spears will die.

Johann The Dog said...

My Mum loves, loves, loves asparagus!!! You are lucky.

parlance said...

Johann, I love fresh asparagus from the garden!