Thursday, August 28, 2008

Our Garden

We finally got our garden planted for the late summer plantings (I say we, but it was really just Shinerman). We planted pole beans, lettuce, carrots, chives, cilantro, okra, broccoli, broccoli raab, and beets. I bought certified organic seed packets at Central Market.

I tried to talk Shinerman into planting the lettuce just a few seeds at a time so we could have successive harvesting, but he doesn't think that they'll grow very well at all. So we'll see, we might have a plethora of lettuce to share with friends and neighbors.

I think that's a big part of having a garden, sharing your bounty. I think the very nature of gardening and harvesting really requires you to share. Because you don't want all that okra or lettuce to go to waste, right? Sorry about the little tangent - I'm taking hydrocodone after getting my wisdom teeth reomoved and I'm feeling a little out of it.

Anyway, we already have some okra and pole bean sprouts! woohoo! Unfortunatly, the only way I know of cooking okra is to fry it. I'll have to do some research...

Hear are some pics of our garden.


-Your Friendly Neighborhood Dentonista said...

I want to get in line for that lettuce! And I steam sliced okra. S&P&Butter - so tasty!

carina said...

I wish my yard was big enough for a garden and two dogs...

I have a recipe for Lubya (stewed okra) from my mom. It does involve frying okra with a little oil though. Okra, sauteed onions and garlic, a can of diced tomatoes, a little water, s&p, and allspice.

We usually eat it with arabic bread or tortillas as a scoop.