11 January 2010

Garden Delights In January!

I'm cooking one of the sides for the night's meal-- fried okra. Okra from last summer's Houston garden.

Sweet!!

This year I've started early again, seeding green peas, carrots, lettuce, and spinach indoors. Though I still feel it is a bit early, I moved the peas out-of-doors today. Well, the rest of the stuffs, too, but those were really more an experiment. I'm not familiar with the cooler clime I'm now inhabiting, and having a shovel or hoe hit frozen red clay... well, it seems antithetical to all my green-thumbery instincts to be putting stuffs out in these kinda conditions. But, they weren't going to get a lot of pods in the egg cartons they were started in! And worse case scenario, they don't take. I've got more seeds.

We've got a few warmer days coming, then some rain predicted for the weekend. I'm getting restless for the onset of solid spring and the then encroaching summer, but will use the few warm days to do some hardcore bed-readying and compost turning for some later cold-tolerant direct-seeding.

Kind of a rambling post, and I needs go tend the okry now... but am stoked that Mother Earth hath provided for the belly for the night, and look forward to tending Her for even greater wealth in the coming days, months, and years.

Eat well, sleep well, and BE WELL, my friends...

Slainte!

Cygnus

7 comments:

Not The Rockefellers said...

Well it's been a dog's age since I've been in this neck of the woods, Sir...good to see you're still making your world famous okra and working the earth. I like your new headshot over there. You gots your smarts on :)

Peace ~ Rene

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Thankee, Lady Rocks!

And that be the okra in the garden, background in that photo.

Thanks for the visit, as ever, Lady Rene!

Momlady said...

Fried okra, eh? Hmmmm, I may try it some day. So long as it's fried and not stewed. Ewwwww.

Shadow said...

your green fingers are positively itching i see...

Kyddryn said...

And it were goooooood, too...

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

The itchy fingers, Kydd-o, or the okra?

:D

I know, I know...

BOTH.

<3

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

That they are, Lady Shadow. It is time to be putting out these frost-tolerant veggies, though. I'm just not sure how early in this zone6-7. But yes, I always gotta have some dirt under the nails. Else, I feel incomplete.

Slainte, Shadow!