Okra 2024

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Wed Jun 12, 2024 9:21 pm

The dogs loved the pressure canned stuff. I liked it okay, but they are dead soft. Pickling, I have seen it for sale, maybe in the fridge, but never tried it.

Wasn't there a recipe for okra kimchi on one of the forums?

I think my small patch of 10 transplants under the vented plastic is loving that heat, but man is it dry. Need some rain, I'm tired of feeding drip tape.

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Fri Jun 14, 2024 11:09 am

Progress June 12th

double row under vented plastic, I guess the camera was pointed off target. I stuck it under and clicked.
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The three in pots with bottoms cut out and under agribon
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The garlic row okra
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Sat Jul 13, 2024 9:17 am

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The okra are bouncing back from the battering Beryl delivered. I picked enough okra since the storm to have two nice side dishes of roasted okra last night. It’s rained over five inches since the ten inches we got in the hurricane and okra love all that water. The raised bed okra are just getting to the flowering stage. We should be covered up in okra in a week or two.
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Sun Jul 14, 2024 2:32 pm

Rabbits, a baby rabbit a few weeks back - ate off about 1/4 of the okra planted between the garlic. The remainder is very skinny in comparison to the few on in the other row that were same age/time transplants, but were under plastic and had more sun. I would say it was better than nothing, but we'll have to see how much okra come from it. Because if there isn't much then it just wasted space. I could stick corn seed in there right now, and I'm tempted to do just that. It is mid July and they are at most a foot high and skinny. And that one looks like twins, which I thought I thinned weeks back.
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Sun Jul 14, 2024 4:20 pm

karstopography wrote: Sat Jul 13, 2024 9:17 am IMG_4590.jpegIMG_4587.jpeg

The okra are bouncing back from the battering Beryl delivered. I picked enough okra since the storm to have two nice side dishes of roasted okra last night. It’s rained over five inches since the ten inches we got in the hurricane and okra love all that water. The raised bed okra are just getting to the flowering stage. We should be covered up in okra in a week or two.
I wondered how Beryl treated your garden. It's been more than 30 years since I grew any Okra. We grew it in ground for my older sister, she loved Okra and Tomatoes, boiled. I get about half queasy thinking about that slimy stuff. I do like it deep fried. Best friends mom made a snack out of deep fried okra for our Friday night card games. Somehow she made it about the size of a silver dollar, crunchy like popcorn. I seem to remember soaking the seeds in peroxide for some amount of time. I think my mom actually filed her okra seed.

Roasted okra would probably be nice, one of my favorite dishes is well seasoned roasted new potatoes. I usually keep 5-6 containers of potatoes going all summer so I can have a steady supply of new potatoes.

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Sun Jul 14, 2024 5:20 pm

@Ken4230 roasted okra isn’t slimy at all. Almost too easy to make, but really good and doesn’t carry the baggage of fried food.

Our growing season is so long here I don’t do anything special to get okra going. All Direct seeded, no pre soaking or with any other manipulation or treatment of the seed and I don’t get in a rush to seed. The soil is plenty warm by April to sprout okra. April 1st is about the earliest I might seed, but I generally wait another week or two. My last seeding was mid-late May. Roughly eight or ten plants per seeding, three waves, spread across six weeks or so. Goal is to have a steady supply starting in July and continuing into the fall. Something that we will eat at least once or twice a week during the season. Fills a belly, is healthy and thankfully we all love the flavor. Price is right.
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Sun Jul 14, 2024 6:56 pm

karstopography wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 5:20 pm @Ken4230 roasted okra isn’t slimy at all. Almost too easy to make, but really good and doesn’t carry the baggage of fried food.

Our growing season is so long here I don’t do anything special to get okra going. All Direct seeded, no pre soaking or with any other manipulation or treatment of the seed and I don’t get in a rush to seed. The soil is plenty warm by April to sprout okra. April 1st is about the earliest I might seed, but I generally wait another week or two. My last seeding was mid-late May. Roughly eight or ten plants per seeding, three waves, spread across six weeks or so. Goal is to have a steady supply starting in July and continuing into the fall. Something that we will eat at least once or twice a week during the season. Fills a belly, is healthy and thankfully we all love the flavor. Price is right.
I'll have some in the ground tomorrow. If it doesn't work, I'll just buy some from a couple at church that run a farmers market type place. They sell plants and produce, a lot of it grown on site. They are good people and that kind is hard to find nowadays. My last frost date is Oct. 17. If it works, good for me, if not I'll at least have had some practice.

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Mon Jul 15, 2024 12:52 am

I dug up some of those transplants and moved them back to fill in holes in the rows...So I just kept the last 10 feet of okra. They dug up way too easily, no taproot for all that time. Gave them some fertilizer. I'll probably put the fall cole crops in the front end of the row. Some of the okra in the back got a little bigger, so I'm leaving them but it was too much space to waste at the front 2/3 for a few spindly plants. Somehow they got left in twins, and that is terrible for okra, IMO. The back okra was thinned properly and look bigger.

So okra between garlic, probably a total no-go, just not enough sun/space, but may have been okay with the pots and earlier starts or fertilizer.

I only have the three lonely starts from early May, in the three pots with bottom cut out. THOSE look great, and I picked the first okra from one of them, today. Not Slimey, eaten raw. So 7/14/24, first finished pod.

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