Gardening · Other good stuff

Weird things are happening in the garden…

I didn’t feel well for a few days in a row and skipped checking on my okra plants. It was a bad move on my part. They are HUGE Tim Birton like monster okra now. They are more like wood and too tough to eat. Also I don’t ever remember them still producing into mid… Continue reading Weird things are happening in the garden…

Food · Sides and Veggies

Pickled Okra: The recipe I am most proud of.

  Friends, this recipe has been in the works for three years.  That’s how long I have tried different variations of pickling the extra okra we’ve grown in the garden. THREE YEARS!!! I never quite liked the way the others turned out. Getting the seasoning and vinegar flavoring right has been tricky. This year though… Continue reading Pickled Okra: The recipe I am most proud of.

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Wrapping up in the garden

We took advantage of the extra day off and pretty morning to wrap things up in our little garden. We picked the last of the herbs, basil and chives. The dill and cilantro have been used up already.  The okra plants are still going strong and probably will through September. I pickled some jars of… Continue reading Wrapping up in the garden

Gardening · Other good stuff

What I’ve learned from the garden this year.

You may or may not remember from my other gardening posts that this year I decided to plant herbs in the front bed instead of in containers, try a kids gardening corner to keep them from pulling up everything that grew, and then planted a few veggies in another corner. It was all very experimental. So here’s… Continue reading What I’ve learned from the garden this year.

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Garden Update

If you read Gardening Corner for the Kids or Prepping the Garden you may remember that this year in an attempt to keep the kids and rabbits from picking, eating, and trampling whatever I try to grow I planted some herbs in our front beds, made a gardening corner for the kids in one corner of the backyard, and… Continue reading Garden Update

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Prepping “the garden”

It has been sunny, in the low 70s, and the wind is calmer than usual. So we worked and played in the yard, including the garden, all weekend long. When I use the term garden here, I am using it loosely. While I would love to have a giant vegetable garden, my 1 and 3… Continue reading Prepping “the garden”