These were the okra plants in July.
We weren't sure how well they would end up doing...
What's that towering green bush inside the garden?
|HUGE okra plants|
Why it's the same two "little" okra plants.
Well over six feet tall!
|Okra up close|
I swear, one weekend there were no pods and the next weekend they were EVERYWHERE on the plants!
For those that don't know about okra, they go from flowers to small pods, growing upwards like this, in clusters. They really have to be harvested almost daily as they grow that fast. We had to let a bunch go because we just couldn't get to it quick enough. 2nd Family took some as well but it was coming in faster than both of us could keep up.
|Basket of okra|
This is one basket of okra, one of about six like this that we had during this end of Summer harvesting. We'll definitely grow this next Summer (and plant it a bit sooner, this was coming in a bit late this year). They grew like crazy, LOVED the heat and humidity, and were very drought tolerant. A true Southern veggie!
We've pulled the plants up now, did that this weekend. More in upcoming posts about how we ate it...and how it went over with 2nd Man.
Anyone else like okra?
Does it normally grow crazy like this?