The Garden in Retrospect

September 23, 2010Katie

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.

No peppers.

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?


  • Nick Morris

    September 24, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Hi. I live in Stillwater and attend Oklahoma State. We are starting blogs in one of my classes and I find your blog interesting. I like the recipes and restaurant reviews that you have done. I have ideas about blog that were similar to yours. Do you have any tips? I am doing my blog over the Ranchers Club, which is a restaurant on Oklahoma State universities campus. Have you ever been there? I'm trying to get information on people's opinions on it that have eaten there. If you haven't ever been to Stillwater I suggest checking it out. It is more of classy place and is semi-formal.
  • Nanny

    September 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    This was a cleverly written report on your garden! I'm sorry your garden didn't do well this year -- but the basil looks wonderful -- you should see mine -- it's about 7 or 8 inches tall! LOL Love you ~~

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