This is a list of what we’re planting in August in our zone 7 urban Oklahoma backyard food farm. Click on the name of the vegetable to view more information about growing or preparing that particular plant.
|Vegetable||# Per Square||Notes|
|Beans (Bush)||9|| |
|Beets||9 or 16||The greens are great as well!|
|Broccoli||1||Plant the entire square and thin down to 1, eating the thinnings|
|Cabbage||1||Plant the entire square and thin down to 1, eating the thinnings|
|Chinese Cabbage||4||Plant the entire square and thin down to 4|
|Collard Greens||1||Plant the entire square and thin down to 1|
|Lettuce (Leaf)||16||Needs afternoon shade until < 80 degrees F|
|Mustard||1||Plant the entire square and thin down to 1|
|Peas||8||Plant along trellis|
|Radish||16||Plant around zucchini to help with squash bugs|
|Swiss Chard||4||Plant the entire square and thin down to 9|
|Zucchini||1||Plant with radish to help with squash bugs|
Related: OSU Oklahoma Fall Planting Guide
Garden Wars: Our Quest to Turn Our Urban Lawn To Food & the Free Mobile App We Created For You!
I had the great honor of presenting at the 2018 Horticulture Industries Show organized by Oklahoma State University and the University of Arkansas on Friday, January 5th. I met a lot of great people and had a fantastic time. Thank you to the organizers of the event for allowing me to speak!I talk about what led us to start growing food, how we converted our back yard from an urban lawn into organic food, and the mobile app we created to help you do the same!You can find more information about and download our free mobile app for iOS and Android at www.seedtospoon.net. We’ll guide you through planting, growing, harvesting, and cooking over 40 different vegetables and managing over 30 different pests!Read more about our story at www.seedtospoon.net/about-us.
Recorded Presentation - Why and How I Learned to Code to Build Our Mobile App
I had the privilege of speaking with the OKC-Sharp developer meetup group in Oklahoma City and talking about why and how I learned to code in order to build our mobile app. I explain how I learned to code and share tips for others that want to learn. This talk is geared towards software developers but there should be lessons I talk about that apply to all areas of learning.Find more events and information about OKC-Sharp at https://www.meetup.com/OKC-Sharp/Thank you to the Techlahoma Organization for all of the work they do to help build the Oklahoma tech community. Thank you also to StarSpace46 for hosting and recording these events. I highly recommend checking out some of their events if you're in the tech industry and live in Oklahoma. You can learn more about them at www.techlahoma.org.Download our free mobile app that guides you through planting, growing, harvesting, and cooking over 40 different vegetables. Learn more and find download links at www.seedtospoon.net
Cook Dry Black Beans Beans in 25 Minutes with the Instant Pot!
Beans are a staple in our house. It's something that we always have on-hand in our fridge to eat on with our meals. Dried beans are so much more cost efficient for us than canned and we don't have to worry about all the preservatives! I used to cook these beans on the stove after soaking them overnight and then boiling them on the stove for several hours. It was so time consuming and I am not one to plan ahead that well! The Instant Pot changed my life in this area! I can now take completely dried beans and cook them in the Instant Pot and they are ready within the hour. These black beans not only taste great, but are just so simple to make!