green thumb, ho!

… what is this foreign stuff bursting forth from the Earth. Behold, it is edible vegetation commonly referred to as produce! And I made it. Well, I didn’t make it, in that all things were created by God… but I helped it a little bit.

What an amazing feat considering I am famous for killing houseplants by simply re-potting them.

I’ve got a basket of figs, some tomatoes, 2 cucumbers and lots of okra. I even had enough figs to trade with the neighbor for a few green peppers and some squash.

As we speak, I am simmering a nice fig confiture with Brandy… you know, because I like to cook with alcohol and sometimes I even add it to the recipe.

Ooooo. I new category label. I feel all domestic and junk.

About Katrina Fernandez

Mackerel Snapping Papist

  • Old Bob

    Good for you, Kat!! Way to go!!

  • Anthony S. Layne

    Good stuff! We weren't able to plant this year. Next year, though, I want to put down some more tomatoes and peppers, as well as some greens for the table. (Actually, if I also grow celery and onions, I'd have plenty of "trinity" ready for red beans and rice!)

  • The Digital Hairshirt

    Okra! I loves me some pickled okra . . .

  • Jane

    Lucky you. My parsley, chives, onions, beets and most of the carrots and apricots were eaten by bugs (even though I sprayed). The lettuce grew about two inches high in the first six weeks after planting, and then went to seed.I do have tomatoes and basil, but considering that I don't even like raw tomatoes this is somewhat disappointing.

  • The Crescat

    I don't care for tomatoes either so I use them in spaghetti sauces, salsas and pico de gallo recipes, BLT's and salads.

  • Paul Cat

    mmmmmm oakra. Fry that up, pickle it, or make a gumbo!