We were still bringing in okra but not doing anything with it. I finally pulled it up to prepare for the winter garden. Pulling up a 12-foot okra tree was not easy. Wearing my fitbit while pulling it up? Made it worthwhile. For some reason fitbit interpreted my unusual grunts, groans, heaves and snarls as taking flights of stairs and gave me a little bit of extra credit. Hey, I will take any I can get!
In the meantime Daphne’s Dandelions, the host of this meme, is still bringing in lots of goodies!
Once the basil, okra, peppers and such were yanked up, I planted brassica of various types. For you non-farmers out there, that means broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and such. Here is the bed that was previously an eggplant/okra jungle.
It looks rather insignificant now. And I’ve been told that I need to move about 1/3 of them to another bed because these will grow too big. Okay, I can do that. I also have concerns that if each of these plants presents a single veg (cauliflower, for example) I really don’t have much in the way of meals here. But live and learn!
On the other hand, the red and green mustard I planted a few weeks ago (also bedding plants) is doing beautifully.
I’ve harvested and cooked the first bunch and it was tasty enough, though I should have added a bit more salt to the water because salt added after isn’t quite the same. I prefer them sauteed or stir fried but the Resident Storm Chaser prefers them cooked with bacon drippings like nature intended. There was also a bit of a facebook discussion about whether or not to eat them after Jake decided they were his personal urinal, and if so, the best way to clean first. Feel free to chime in on that one!
Radishes and carrots grown from seed. And finally, the bed that has a few herbs and things in it that I addded various lettuces and greens to.
Hopefully it will keep us going for a long time as long as we don’t let it freeze.
So, that’s our Monday harvest, which is actually a glimpse at harvests to come. What’s up with yours?
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