my victory garden
This is one of two okra seedlings I planted yesterday. One of my personal goals this year is grow something I can eat. This is harder than it may sound as I have a tendency to inadvertently kill most things that I plant. I also planted an Italian flat-leaf parsley plant. I am hoping at least one of these three plants will thrive. The okra plants only take 55 days to mature, so that will be towards the end of June before the soil really starts to fry. I planted them on the fringe of my mom’s garden so she can keep an eye on them and I have given her permission to nag me about my lack of attention.
I was inspired by Victory Gardens 2007, a San Franciso project encouraging people to transform unused land on their property into food producing areas. I recently read an article about the Victory Gardens in America during World War II and how almost 40% of edible produce ended up coming from the multitudes of small garden patches tended by average citizens. I wanna do that, too!