Re: [gardeners] Tuesday in the garden

Margaret Lauterbach (
Wed, 24 Jun 1998 06:58:43 -0600

>The purple okra is really productive this year, I guess due to the drought
>we're having, and started producing at 12-14 inches tall. It's about 2 feet
>now and I'm harvesting 2 to 4 pods per plant per day. Gonna make some good
>gumbo this winter.
>Gotta bottle the purple basil vinegar sometime soon, it's a pretty medium
>purple color. The nastursium blossom vinegar is a rosy golden color and
>smells really good. Also time to put on more vinegars and make another
>batch of pesto for the freezer. The thyme, oregano, tarragon, epazote, and
>dill need cutting again. Reckon the dehydrator will run awhile this weekend.
>Life is good.
George, since the cucuzzi seems to be surviving squash borers, maybe the
lagenaria, another edible squash, would work for you too.  If you'd like to
try it, I'll send you some seeds.  It has a distinctive flavor that I
didn't care for, yet seed companies say Italians can build a whole meal
around them.  It's a climber, and went to the top of my 7-foot A-frames in
a hurry.  Let me know asap, and I'll get seeds in the mail pronto for you.  

How do you preserve your okra for winter gumbo?  Thanks, Margaret