The house remodeling has been proceeding well, thanks to all my dad's hard work. The latest accomplishment was the bathroom, which was pale and boring when I moved in. Now it is much more colorful.
(Yeesh. Why did LJ have to change the scrapbook interface?)
Anyway, I harvested my first yacon tuber yesterday and shared it with my parents. It comes from a perennial flower, yacon (also called Bolivian Sunroot), which is related to dahlias. The flavor is a lot like a sweet, non-pungent radish. The crown of the plant can be divided every year, so eventually I will have quite a few.
Two of my blueberry bushes are flowering profusely. They seem well enough established that I'm going to try letting them produce berries. It will be interesting to see how soon I will be able to harvest them.
I've already purchased most of the seeds for the new plants I want to try next year. I'm going to give daikon radish a try, as well as a couple other Asian vegetables. I also plan to attempt a small, early-maturing watermelon that supposedly produces well even in our mild summers. Now I just have to decide on a new tomato variety.
On Sunday, megory and I spent a couple hours at the San Mateo Harvest Festival, a gathering of craft vendors. There were lots of lovely items, though I managed to restrict my spending. My favorite purchase was a knitted headband wide enough to cover my ears for when I'm wearing my hair in a bun (which makes using a hat uncomfortable or even impossible).