I'll admit it - I've never been a huge fan of beets. Don't get me wrong, they're a beautiful vegetable. But growing up being served canned beets never really engendered me with a taste for this unique root vegetable. I want to like beets.
So I did a little kitchen magic - let's make beets a breakfast food!
Okra is a well-known vegetable in the deep south, where it's a staple in cuisine such as gumbo, but here in the Midwest, it's not so widespread. Many who are familiar with it know it only as a strange, somewhat slimy-textured green vegetable that someone convinced them to try. Once.
What are we going to grow this year? That was the question that I had to answer when planning out our first year's garden at the new acreage. And like many overly-excited new gardeners, I may have gone a little over the deep end. From plotting out my exact garden plan in Excel, to charting out my seed-starting dates, transplanting dates, and likely first harvest dates, I was all-in.