Monday, May 26, 2008
OK, well--one disappointment. The two big beds of arugula I planted are up, spotted with flea-beetle holes but otherwise handsome and healthy. Last week I picked a handful to nibble on and...it was horrible. Bitter, peppery...way beyond any level of spiciness that I could've wanted. And now I have heaps of the stuff. I tried the younger leaves--still nasty. I suppose these are just the occasional disappointments of gardening--the long-awaited strawberries that succumb to rain, flowers that emerge an unexpected and hideous color. I will try to choke down a bitter salad or two, but it's still early--plenty of time to replant and start over with something else.