Cleaning out the garden, the refrigerator, the cabinet, my neighbor’s garden…that’s what My Little Victory Garden life has been like for the past week. I’m starting to use up the cabbage in my garden which leaves space for…peppers, Cucuzzi squash and cucumbers. I’m starting to pull up and use my mature lettuce heads which will leave space for, well, more lettuce. And some late okra. And we finished the summer garden bed so I can clean out the plants in my garage that have been waiting for a nice home. I’m incredibly pumped about the beautiful heirloom varieties I purchased in Guthrie. I’ve been waiting for a good time to swing by Terra Cotta Garden Center on Division (I can’t even find a phone number for them!) because they carry a nice variety of Red Dirt Plants. They’re large, strong and healthy and help me catch up on the growing time I missed.
Everyone goes through “cleaning out” periods in their kitchen’s, homes or gardens…so here’s what mine looked like on Sunday night when I started writing this post: 1) Hmmm, I think I’ve had that box of Green Chili Stew Mix since Christmas…2009; 2) Wow, the veggies are starting to pile up in my fridge drawers – time for stir fry; 3) Oops! I forgot I had ordered Creme Fraiche and need to use it! Now…HOW to pull all that together? Here’s my solution:
Next week, I’ll introduce you to my summer garden and tell you stories of how I was able to give away my lettuce before it got too mature. I’m writing that sentence because I thought it would motivate me to give away my lettuce before it got too mature!
I’ll also share a little “Organic Gardening” in Oklahoma secret or two. I met “dude” this past week, and need to introduce you to him as well. He’s…well, groovy. Good luck with your gardens this week!