Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How Okra Grows

Okra grows on plants that can reach five feet tall. The plants love hot weather and can produce dozens of pods each during the growing season. A look at okra in my garden:


Anonymous said...

Okra is my new farmer's market favorite. And, boy, it sells out fast! It's great sauteed with ground lamb, onions, garlic and eggplant. With or without tomatoes.
I did not get much exposure to okra as a child. I grew up in Wisconsin and now live a little farther south. I think okra is more a southern vegetable due to growing conditions. Is this right?

Chef Rob said...

Yes, okra loves the heat and is drought-tolerant.