It’s getting close to the end of the season but there are still plenty of things to plant including one of our favorites, spinach. This is a list of what we’re planting in September in our zone 7 urban Oklahoma backyard food farm. Click on the name of the vegetable to view more blog posts and videos about that particular plant.
|Vegetable||# Per Square||Notes|
|Garlic||9||We buy bulbs from a local organic grocery store|
|Kale||1||Plant entire square and thin to 1 (eat thinnings)|
|Leek||9||Start seeds outdoors in fall for spring harvest|
|Lettuce||4||Plant entire square and thin to 4 (eating thinnings)|
|Onion||9||Start seeds outdoors in fall for spring harvest|
|Radish||16||Fast crop that matures before frost|
|Spinach||9||Produces all throughout winter when covered with plastic|
|Swiss Chard||4||This is our first time growing it!|
|Turnips||9||Grown for the greens. They sweeten as it gets colder. |
Related: OSU Oklahoma Fall Planting Guide, Square Foot Gardening
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!