Vegetables, Even the Very Ugly Ones, Taste Good

Diana Beebe's Blog, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, Diana Beebe, science fiction, middle grade fantasy, fantasyA few years ago (I avoid specifics in time these days), my husband and I started growing easy vegetables (peppers and tomatoes) in pots.

That led to using the flower beds as garden beds, which led to a huge new bed and… Yeah, those first veggies were the gateway…You get the idea.

Diana Beebe's Blog, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, Diana Beebe, science fiction, middle grade fantasy, fantasyHere are a few things that I’ve learned along the way:

I also learned that vegetables don’t always grow pretty like the ones we see in grocery stores. It’s funny how our perception of veggies is that they’re clean and pretty and shaped just right.

Yeah, well. They don’t grow that way. And they have dirt on them! And bugs. Diana Beebe's Blog, Diana Beebe, science fiction, middle grade fantasy, fantasy

I’ve seen two-legged carrots, curly okra, alien-baby sweet potatoes, and malformed radishes. In most cases, they still taste good. 🙂

Those farmers go through a lot of trouble to deliver pretty produce to the grocery stores. I think I’ll keep growing my own, wash the dirt off, and serve ’em up.

Would you buy ugly vegetables at the store? Would you use those ugly veggies if you grew them yourself?

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