THE MODERN MINT BLOG
We want to share with you this incredible edible orchestra!
Just take a look at 1 minute 38 seconds in, at the cucumber and red pepper trumpet!
Based in Vienna, they use both fresh and dried fruit and vegetables to create their instruments, peeling and honing each one ‘fresh’ for every concert.
At the end of the concert, vegetables are made into soup that is then shared with the audience.
Who would have thought a carrot marimba, a radish flute or a leek violin could sound so good?
Though we really aren’t sure what they do with the cabbage….
… actually, we might go into the kitchen now and find out…
Okay, the cabbage was a disappointment. But the cauliflower sounded great!
What have you got in your kitchen that will make you a musical star?
We are fans of effective microbes, and use the in our topiary work. They help keep plants healthy, meaning the plants have more tools in their toolbox and energy in their lives to stave off any diseases. Here is a lovely article that tells you how to make your own microbes. Right at the end. Make Your Own Microbes
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