Thursday, August 18, 2022

Growing & Harvesting Okra


Growing & Harvesting Okra

Many years ago (probably twenty years ago), we tried to grow okra and it was absolutely inedible because it was so tough - the sharpest of knives could not cut into that okra.  Well, this year we tried to grow it again and I learned that my mistake many years ago was that I harvested it way too late.  I thought that the stem had to turn brown before harvesting but actually, okra is cut while still green and tender.

Botanically speaking, okra is a fruit but it is most often referred to as a vegetable.

The okra plant is very pleasing to the eye: the blossoms are lovely, the leaves are very unique in shape and the actual vegetable resembles a shooting star (and then a regular star when sliced).
I will share recipes in future posts.

ENJOY the following pictures:

All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the okra were all grown in my garden.
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1 comment:

  1. I love me some okra!! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 80. Pinned.


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