It's true. I was wishy washy on them before. Eh, they're okay, crunch, crunch, but I lacked motivation to eat them. But now that I have discovered how easy they are to grow, I love them!
Along with okra, I deem them Easiest Garden Veggie I Have Tried So Far. Both okra and carrots survived extreme heat, drought and hail. Carrots even withstand cold. I didn't harvest these guys until mid-November (I kind of forgot about them and they did fine!). You don't have to baby these two veggies at all and they provide produce that lasts a long time.
Look how many there were! And that was after harvesting two batches before.
|Hahaha! This guy cracked me up. We named him Patrick because he resembles a certain sponge's sidekick. We kept him on the counter like this until he withered away.
Their seeds are so tiny, it's amazing how big they get. I've roasted them, steamed and honeyed them, put them in soup and eaten them raw, Brady's favorite method.
It was time to pickle. We've pickled green tomatoes and okra as well and it's an awesome way to preserve veggies.
I used this recipe to the letter. We like our pickled stuff to be sweet, with just white vinegar and not too many spices. This recipe was perfect and I doubled it. The doubled recipe made 8 jars and they are delicious and tender-crisp. We eat them with every meal of the day.