Ya love it or ya hate it…

Jul 25, 2008

Okra. You either love it...or hate it. I love it. Especially stewed with tomatoes and peppers. MMMMMMM. I have a dwarf okra variety called 'Clemson Spineless' this summer. The plants are quite tiny, but the small blooms are still beautiful. Just thought I'd post a photo.


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Jul 25, 2008
5:10 pm

I like it with tomatoes but not fried like many southern cooks do it. Yours looks very healthy

Jul 25, 2008
5:28 pm

My clemson spineless transplants are just now ready to go into the ground.  Can’t wait to fry some up.

Jul 31, 2008
8:51 am

Okra is one plant which can tempt me to switch to chemical pesticides.
The first week it gets by, the second sees some bugs flying in to check it out, by the third week they’re partying… college reunions, baby showers, you name it and its happening in my okra plants!
How on earth do you manage ? Or is it just my garden in super-tropical India?

Jul 31, 2008
1:19 pm

Sunita…do you get aphids on your okra? I think that is about the only pest I get on them here. For us, they are a tough summer grower with few pests. I would imagine your tropical climate with more humidity might encourage more bugs. if it’s just aphids, usually a simple insecticidal soap, or a hard blast of water does the trick.

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