My breakfast banana usually goes into the compost pile. This morning I thought a better use. While planting Johnny Jump-ups the other day I turned over some little red worms. I read that worms like bananas and citrus peels. I decide to chop up the banana skins and take them out to put them directly into the garden soil instead of sending them to the compost pile first.
I pulled yellowed leaves off the Kale and Brussel Sprouts and found these little babies. They are usually tucked in the crook of the leaf but the rain and wind left no leaves as protection. They are little beauties and I hope the weather allows then to survive. Further inspection showed this surprise My Roma tomatoes are still blossoming and setting fruit. They have turned red but they do not have the sweetness of summer tomatoes. Our weather has been so crazy with temperatures still in the 80s on Thanksgiving. It was no surprise to see this stunner hiding in the tall grass. They are quite possibly just as deadly as they are beautiful. This is a variety I have not yet seen in my back yard. I love the fluting. to me it looks like a ballerina’s spectacular tutu from Swan Lake. Best to extract it before an animal gets curious.