A Garden Update

The okra is using camoflauge

The okra pod is using camoflague

The okra is finally producing now that the true southern summer is here. The peppers are also getting to the right amount of spiciness now that the days are in the upper 90’s and the nights cool down to the upper 90’s. I am harvesting about 8 pinky length pods a day and more hot peppers than I can shake a stick at. Always pickle okra that is small and tender for the best results.

A good start

A good start

I picked the first batch of butternut squash as well, although they would have been fine on the vine until it gets colder. The squash were a fantastic success and it looks like I will have at least 8 more full sized gourds by the end of September. Next year I plan to plant the butternut in early April with the spinach and arugula.

Crazy as it sounds, it is almost time to plant the fall garden and prep for the winter one.

Still coming

Still coming

We still have tomatoes on the vine, I can not believe how mild this summer has been.

It is almost a tree

It is almost a tree

The basil is so out of control I am going to have to make a third batch of pesto this year.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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4 Responses to A Garden Update

  1. Ruth says:

    That is a stunning photo.

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    I would love to have that basil in my garden, even just one harvest would be amazing.

  3. That basil looks fantastic…really good leaves. I’ve never seen okra on the plant before…your garden certainly loves the heat and humidity…hot day, cool post:)

  4. cecilia says:

    I have okra this year but I think left them on the plant too long.. sigh

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