I totally neglected my okra research and harvested the pods a little late. I usually do my research not before, but during or maybe even after the fact. Oops... I like to learn by doing.
According to this article, okra is supposed to be harvested a few days after the bloom, when the pod is 2 to 3 inches. Who knew? For some reason, I wanted them to get as big as they could!
They grow quickly, though. There will be more.
Apparently it was a little late for a two of my pods, which were tough to cut, and lacking the milky slimy sap that makes okra so good. I still ate them, a bit stringy, but i wasn't going to let my project go to waste. I did snip a tender young pod and it was delicious!
So here they are growing in action:
|So bigger isn't always better|
|tiny serving, saving some for Hubbs tomorrow!|
|A delicious salad & chicken parm that Hubbs made this past weekend.|