That’s probably how I would describe Portland right now if anyone asked me. It has this deep, beautiful, looks-like-a-fairytale green color. I don’t think I’ve ever seen grass grow so fast, and I certainly haven’t seen plants take off like this. We started a small container garden not long after moving here, and I haven’t quite gotten to use to making a salad by something growing off my balcony. Apartment ledges usually coincide with mold, cigarettes and fat cats if you ask me, and to put that image next to food, that I’m going to eat, seemed a little gross at first.
Yes, Duncan, I’m sorry. Don’t touch my plants or I’ll let the dog lick your face.
But now I love it. I always liked taking care of my little garden in Indianapolis, but that consisted of flowers. It’s so different to take care of plants that you’ll eat- it’s satisfying and not to mention it saves money. I like not having to put sage on the grocery list for Rob, as if I get to give that $3.50 price tag the finger.
(I think these lettuces look like sea anemones from up above.)
With all of the greenery around here, I can’t help but also want to eat green fruit. Our local co-op, Food Front, has some incredible pears right now. They’re juicy and delicate, and are the perfect thing to eat while watching lettuce grow.