Category Archives: Okra

Planning for Spring

Gardeners never rest. In the winter, we are reading seed catalogs and planning and dreaming of our perfect garden for spring (dreams are fun) In the spring, we are busy fulfilling those visions (for the most part) In the summer, we are harvesting and enjoying the fruits of our labor (hopefully) In the fall, we start thinking […]

Southern Comfort

In the garden, the okra is being a little slow about producing. This year, I have grown my favorite ‘Red Burgundy’ and an okra classic ‘Clemson Spineless’ There are many ways to eat okra.  My daughter in law loves it pickled.  Our Louisiana friends throw it in the gumbo pot.  I’ve recently seen it cooked on […]

Seed GiveAway #2!

It’s time for the next seed giveaway! All of these seeds are annuals with some that are re-seeding. This is a first-come/ first-serve giveaway and I have a limited supply so please leave your request in the comments section below. These are the seeds I have available: Red Burgundy Okra (Heirloom)  Sorry–all gone!- Direct sow in […]

I told my Garden it was Fall….

But it begged me to let it grow just a few more weeks. “Well,”  I said in my sensible mother voice, “the first frost is coming soon and I need to get you ready for winter.” “But look, I’m still growing tomatoes,”  it whispered. “And the okra is still blooming” As I looked around, I saw the […]

Cucumbers, Okra, and Beans Oh My!

Cucumbers, Okra, and Beans Oh My! Why do vegetables ripen when it’s 105 degrees? Why don’t I just get up at 5 a.m. and pick them? Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?♫♪ Beans.  What’s not to love about pinto beans.  They are an easy-going, fuss free veggie that likes to hang out with […]