The Garden in Retrospect
So here’s my sum-up at the end of the summer, since the first day of Fall has officially hit us.
My garden stunk.
My prized heirloom tomatoes that I so enjoyed last year got pounded by hail, beaten by rain and scorched by heat, in that order.
Welcome to Oklahoma weather.
I did get a few cucumbers early on before the inferno-hot sun dried up the plants. And I did and am still producing million jalepenos, which is nothing to scoff at.
So much so, that I’ve let some of them turn red, which is kind of fun.
I also got a few stray okra popping out here and there. I’ve been collecting them and popping them into the freezer. By October, perhaps, I’ll have enough for one measly fry-up.
My poblanos? Never showed up for the party. I mean, the plants look almost exactly like the jalepenos do, they look healthy, I just don’t get it. They even flowered, but alas.
The one saving grace this summer?
My herb garden.
But even then, the one herb I lacked confidence in – my Thai basil?
It took over the whole blasted garden and choked out my new rosemary and thyme plants, leaving them sickly and spindly looking. Anyone got any Thai basil recipes they’d like to share..or better yet…
Anyone want any Thai basil?