A couple of days ago I asked if you wanted to visit the garden with me… if you don’t want to do that you may want to go to the next blog on your reading list because I’ve been in the gardens with the camera.
Broccoli… I don’t have to worry about ‘W'.’ coming to dinner because we have grown some gorgeous and tasty broccoli this year. Personally I could eat it just about every night, steamed with some butter… no sauce needed.
When Bro, Cuz and me went to buy some plants this spring we got the broccoli, cauliflower and two kinds of cabbage, the green and the purple, at a farm store in Chandler, OK, about 15 miles from where we lived. I’ve been sooo excited with how they are all coming on because though I tried last summer where we lived we had rabbits that ate very well and I didn’t even get a taste.
My beautiful cauliflower looked big until I found these three squash hiding under the big squash leaves and, no, these are not the good day/bad day squash. We were given 3 straight neck yellow squash plants and three crook neck yellow squash plants so these came on earlier than we expected. The green cabbages I planted in the back yard garden and have started forming the heads despite the chewed up leaves.
The purple cabbage I planted in the front garden along with half of the broccoli plants. They, too, have started forming their heads and their leaves are chewed on but not quite as bad as the plants in the back garden.
OKRA! Yes, Rick, you can tell your sweet bride that the good Lord willing and the weather is kind to us, no more hail please, there will be okra flying northwest along about August.
Since I have so much garden photos to show you and I don’t want to bore you to death I’ll close for now but I do want you to know that my cousin and I both use this old timey cultivator because we can get between the rows easily and break up the ground enough to try to keep ahead of the grass and weeds. I will try to catch a photo or two of it actually in use.
Next post, besides more garden stuff, I’ll show you the mimosa trees in bloom and we will talk about a bad hair day…