If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.  ~Robert Brault

Growing Okra

My garden looked so much prettier in the summer, now its a little plain. I planted okra in the summer and had a good harvest. Here are some tips for planting and harvesting okra.

Plant the seeds about three quarters of an inch deep in mid spring. The soil should be well fertilized or composted. Provide water as needed to support the plants growth and keep the weeds under control. It’s important to harvest the okra when the pods are young as they become tough.When harvesting the okra use a knife or a pair of pruners to cut the pods. Make sure you plant lots of them to get more pods at one time.