I am going on summer vacation! Luckily I know I’m leaving my garden in great hands. The cucumbers are still producing like mad, though they are getting yellow-tinted at an earlier stage. I’m guessing it’s a result of the onset of heat in the past few days.
The okra is looking promising. Though, I’ve never grown okra before so I’m not really sure what’s supposed to be happening right now.
One tomato plant looks very healthy and might start producing. I planted it late, so maybe it will hold off and I can get some fall tomatoes. The others are looking pretty ragged and barren since the cucumbers decided to use the tomato plants as a trellis. (I didn’t think the cucumbers needed a trellis since I planted “Bushy Cucumbers.” “Compact,” my ass.)
The oregano, thyme, and basil are all doing well.
So, that’s a garden update. When I return I’ll tell you the story of how I killed my mother—my vinegar mother. In the meantime, check out these videos:
Local-food pioneer, April Harrington, is going through major hell, also known as eminent domain. The local news summarized her plight. Call your elected officials! This situation not only concerns April, but her employees, farmers, and entrepreneurs that use her commercial kitchen. April buys bumper crops and “ugly produce” from farmers and preserves it by canning, freezing, and making ready-made meals. She also makes delicious crackers, granola, and pancake and cookie mixes from freshly milled Oklahoma wheat.
And now for some silliness: this gives a whole new meaning to “playing with your food.”