|Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, August 30, 2017|
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!
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