wow! I never knew you could eat the plant. interesting. thanks ravenest.Yes; skin defoliator, dish washing sponge/scourer , dud ones make great fire starters for the fireplace, worse or worn out ones go in the compost and make a light spongy soil. Plus you can eat the fruit and flowers when young (like a zucchini, and batter the flowers and fry). When it finally all dies and dries out I am going to test the vines for basket weaving.
Someone asked for a photo?
[And no ... that is not me in photo 3. And I don't condone all potential usages shown - especially Lydia's ! )]
We have roses blooming on our back deck. They're actually blooming more vigorously now (this picture was last week), but they've dropped lots of petals so this photo looks nicer.
I'm jealous of your strawberries, Chiska! The previous owners of our house planted blueberries and golden raspberries. The golden raspberries are a mess and aren't even that delicious, though. And the blueberries -- I've never even gotten to eat a ripe one once in the four years we've been here! The birds eat them all! (Yes, I know, I should use bird netting...) But we like the birds, too...
I have a Queen of the Night but I have never seen it flower or smelt it's night perfume ... its a rare event and maybe it never flowered or I missed it but I have never seen a passed flower or a flower bud, a friend who had one said neither had she but one night she was putting the garbage out and smelt an amazing smell and a flower was out ... they all came out to look at it and the next day it was gone.
Does anyone have experience with this plant?
The bounty of the harvest.... PEAS.
What are you harvesting now?