Saturday, October 15, 2011

Whoa! What's Going On???

Two posts in three days? Dang... something has awakened an interest in life at least for the moment. I think I will share it with you all. Some background...Carol and I bought 4 okra plants last spring rather than planting from seed. Three died and one survived. Needless to say I knew I wouldn't get to pick enough for even a mess of okra for Carol and I so I just let it grow and watched it throughout the summer. I kept watching for the blooms because they are really beautiful, creamy white and look like a hibiscus. Okra likes to bloom early... I like to sleep late. I knew there were flowers that had to be making because they close up and that's where the babies start but my timing has just been off this summer because I haven't spent much time outside. Today I got a wild hair and went out to run the weed eater around the dog fence. I got about 2/3rds done before I had to take a break and I got to looking around at what I need to do for fall put away and clean up and happened to check out my okra to decide if I could make myself pull it up yet. I DO like watching things grow... I DON'T like pulling stuff up at the end of the season because things look so barren.

But I digress... not only was there an open flower on the okra plant, there were also buds, a couple of ready to pick okra and okra pods that were starting to break open and showing the b-b sized okra seeds. I got a couple of pictures to share with you all... Enjoy!

8 comments:

Tatersmama said...

I love, love, LOVE me some okra! I love it fried, but I've even got the Old Guy asking for Gumbo when Costco has it in stock! And I'm gonna plant some of my own this year as well - if I can find the seeds, that is...

Laura~peach~ said...

beautiful and I love okra any way i canget it :)

Paxie said...

Love fried okra but have never seen a plant!! How neat :)

Actually, I love everything fried but don't cook LOL

So glad you're feeling better, hon!

Tipper said...

I love okra blooms too-so pretty-I also like the okra itself : )

Roslyn said...

Getting worried about you Reddirt Woman. Are you OK?

Debbie said...

Are you OK? I haven't seen you on FB or your blog. Please let us know if all is OK!!!

God Bless~
Debbie

Lonicera said...

Come on Helen - whatever it is, please share it with us?
Caroline

IISAFETY said...

Whoa! You really have okra plant? That is a very common vegetable in the Philippines. It is very nutritious, you could get a lot of benefits. Thanks for the pictures.