12 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.


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...




Unknown said...

Wish I had some fried okry! Happy planting and planning...maybe I have that backwards. Love to you and yours.

Felinae said...

Told you I'd be by shortly. :)

I'm glad you've got your garden going. I'm sure it'll turn out just fine.

There are some really cool indoor tips in a blog that Survival Chic put up on Facebook. You should check it out if you haven't already.



Livia Indica said...

Wow, okra from last year! I bet it's yummy! The only thing we've got left from last years garden is a few tomatoes that are quickly passing into the "only good for pasta sauce" territory. Looking forward to this spring and summer as I'm gonna have two kids to help! (My cousin and her kids are moving in with us, oh boy!) So, maybe we can do a real garden as opposed to just a few things. Enjoy your okra!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Lady Felinae,

I'll be checking out her blog in depth real soon-- she put it on Facebook?! Sweet!!!

Thanks for the link, Kitten Lady.

The peas ain't dead today, and we have some nice weather for a few days, so I think all will be well. More cold before spring will certainly hit, but I got more seed, too, so...

Slainte, Lady!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Right back at ya, Beth/mom!
Since, WE are yours, it seems a good blessing, eh!??!!!

Love ya!


Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Lady Livia---

NICE!!! Tomatoes! I have envy!!

Well, kids to help are nice... the little Evil Genius is a great hand-- always willing to help move and tend plants. Moving in there with y'all... hope all goes smooth there! Nicew to be able to pass on the knowledge, too.
What it's all about, really--- the Cycle, the perpetuation.

Slainte, Lady Indica!