One of the things I enjoy about living in a tropical island is that plants grow throughout the year without worrying about the changes of the seasons because in PR we just have two: hot and less hot. I can easily buy a tomato plant in January as in June, as they say, the sky is the limit. I had envisioned a lush garden filled with tomatoes, cabbages, carrots and every kind of vegetable at the grasp of my hands! Only to discover that I end up killing most seedlings that I plant and the few that do survive look like they are about to expire any minute now. Therefore, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll leave the difficult process of nourishing seeds into beautiful plants to the professionals. A couple of weeks ago I decided to buy plants since I had grown desperate, that planting seeds takes a lot more patience than I have. Seeds grow so slow and die so easily on me that I bought a few plants, already grown… easier to take care of. This morning I went to water them and discovered that my eggplant plant (shrub?) had a delicate little flower and a few more about to bloom, so people (person? Does anyone read this?) very soon you’ll see quite a few eggplant recipes. Will I dare to make eggplant cupcakes?
The tiny eggplant flower.
Commonly used in Puerto Rican cuisine.
View of the sky from my backyard.