We had a small gully washer yesterday. The rain did not last for a long time, but it fell hard and fast.
This morning I ventured out to the garden to take a look-see at everything and I found a couple of surprises.
I am used to seeing little green tomatoes. . .
I am used to seeing little green peppers. .
But, I am not used to seeing little green things on top of my potato plants. I took a second and third look to make sure a tomato plant had not made its way into my potato patch.
They green potato ‘fruit’ looks like little green tomatoes.
I looked it up on the internet and it seems that this does happen, just not very often. We planted Yukon gold potatoes and it said that it happens with them more frequently than the other varieties of potatoes. They are not harmful to the plant, but they are poisonous to humans.
Well, I guess you are never too old to learn. This is my first time at seeing these cute little potato fruits. It really surprised me.
I came across another surprise in the garden when I looked down and saw this jutting out of the damp ground. Most people would not even notice it as anything unusual. But, the color of it told me to investigate a little further.
A beautiful arrowhead, right next to the cucumber plants. I'll just have to add this one to my collection.
After a rain is one of the best times to look for artifacts in your garden. They get washed off and washed up out of the dirt. Flint is very hard and smooth to the touch and can easily be distinguished from rock or coal.
Wednesday - June 29th - I just found another arrowhead in my garden. It seems to be a good year for cultivating flint!
Have you found any surprises in your garden?