Monday, September 4, 2017

Harvest Monday, September 4, 2017

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 30, 2017
Finally, okra!

My 'Clemson Spineless' okra came up just a few days after planting and grew quickly. Then suddenly, the plants stopped growing. Just stood there week after week. I tried talking to them. I told the plants I would yank them up by the roots if they did not bloom! They just ignored me. They knew I would not really do that.

Then I remembered reading something about 'whipping okra' to make it produce, so I thought
I would give it a try. I used a small stick and beat them gently around their knees, five days in a row, talking to them while I was doing it, telling them it was for their own good.

And it worked! Now I am picking a handful of pods two or three times a week, just the right amount for the two of us!

Happy Gardening!

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  1. Now that is amazing. I was told to do that with my trumpet vine since all it does is grow taller and taller and no blooms. Dang. I must now try that...they told me to 'kick' it in the shin [near the root]

    I know just what you mean that they're producing just the right amount for you two. Here, it's the same.

  2. I'm guessing Clemson U came up with that variation of okra

  3. Hello, happy harvest to you. The okra looks great. Happy Labor Day! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  4. Splendid shot of the okra which so delicious ~ Happy Labor Day to you ~ ^_^

    (A Shutterbug Explores)

  5. Your okra is fantastic, i never used to like them when I was a child but as an adult i have acquired a taste for them. And such a fun and funny read, I was amused at how you treat your plants, well it is or was for their own good - lovely to make your acquaintance Lea.

  6. ...a vegetable that I've only had a few things.

  7. I've never heard of whipping a plant to make it produce, amazing. Nice looking okra too.

  8. Never heard of whipping okra but it looks like it worked! I grew Candle Fire this year but the deer keep eating the plants.

  9. How very odd! I am guessing you had some milder days during that period of un-growth. Okra love hot weather. Still, I have heard of stranger things in this world we live in! :-)

  10. I love okra....and its blooms are pretty, too.

  11. How interesting! My grandmother used to grow okra. I wonder if she ever did that!

  12. First, that okra looks FABULOUS . . . Second - I never heard that before and i enjoy the story a LOT. Thank You!!!

  13. Your okra looks so good! We have a polytunnel now so I might try to grow some next year.. and I shall remember the whipping trick you shared, so thank you


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