My First Home-Grown Okra

Okra and tomatoes on the counter

Okra and tomatoes on the counter
I was happy to pick my first okra pod! The seeds were an experiment this year, and a happy surprise because I didn’t think they would do well in a container.

I also picked a bunch of cherry tomatoes (which are actually the size of blueberries) and some green zebras.

Yellow okra flower
The okra flower was very pretty, but only lasted a day.

Okra pod growing
This was the growth the next day.

I missed photos of days 2 and 3, and I picked it on day 4.

There are always ups and downs in gardening, and this one of this year’s high points for sure.

11 thoughts on “My First Home-Grown Okra”

    1. Thanks! I had never seen it grow either and didn’t know what to expect. Someone told me the okra is in the hibiscus family, which you can see from the flower. The container garden is hit or miss but in this case it worked out.

        1. Thanks, I agree! Did you eat many okra dishes when you lived abroad? I mostly just put it in stir fry or soup. They are yummy fried, buy I never seem to do it right so I don’t bother trying anymore. It’s not healthy anyway.

  1. I like your garden happy face photo. Very cute. My grandfather used to boil okra and eat it. I won’t mention the usually description my family and I give to that meal. Suffice it to say, I would get nauseous watching him eat it–ugh! I like it fried myself.

    1. Thanks! Yes I can imagine the comments about your grandfather’s boiled okra meal, haha. The slimy part can be kind of gross and off-putting. I’ll usually add okra to other dishes like stir fry, stew or gumbo. I do like the texture and flavor, but it can be a little too much all by itself!

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