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 Post subject: Re: My Tallest Okra yet
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:39 am 
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Great idea Ozark! Okra powder! Ill get right on it! Any way to save veggies without all the trouble of blanching or canning sounds good to me. I dry lots of other stuff but woulda never of thought of drying okra.

I may let that plant go thru the winter just to see if it makes it. I like experiments!

Chicory...hmmm.... i may have to look into that. I buy a can of it every once and awhile, always takes getting used to. Its what all the cowboys drank in Louis La'Mour stories.


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Hmmmmmm
do you have a neighbor named Jack? Does he raise beans? are you missing a cow?


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 Post subject: Re: My Tallest Okra yet
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:53 pm 
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Just measured.... 12'2"

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It just keeps growing. I tilled a little aged horse manure back in feb. No fertilizers or anything since. Weve have plenty of rain this summer so i havent even had to water in months. Keeps getting taller and still producing more than we can eat.

Not much left in the garden but okra and peppers (and weeds!). The peppers lasted till december last year so i should have a couple more months of them. I have gallon freezer bags full of jalapenos and tabascos. Gotta get around to making hot sauces and jellies soon.


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 Post subject: Re: My Tallest Okra yet
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lol... when I try to grow okra they get about 2' tall with a stalk like a twig before the frost kills em off. :(


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 Post subject: Re: My Tallest Okra yet
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:13 pm 
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So Baylor, I figure I should tell ya.
A few maybe 4 months ago you posted a picture of an Okra flower and I stole it and made it my desktop background (hope you don't mind ;) ). I tell everyone who sees it it's yours and now I'm telling them about your monster Okra tree. Is this by chance the same Okra plant?
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 Post subject: Re: My Tallest Okra yet
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Ha! thats pretty cool Jak.

Looks like that was taken on the other side of the garden so probably not the same plant as the really tall ones. They all have the same flowers though.

Those pods i bagged are pretty big now, should be drying out in a couple weeks. Hopefully itll do well for ya up there.

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JUst read this "By 1748, okra was being grown as far north as Philadelphia, and, in 1781, was listed by Jefferson as being grown in Virginia."

You may have luck!


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 Post subject: Re: My Tallest Okra yet
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Awesome! I'm really looking forward to giving it a try this year. :)
I know they sell it at Home Depot up here as a small plant so I guess it can be done. Probably has a shorter growing season then down by you. I hope we have a long hot summer next year... we only had a few weeks this year. It's already starting to get down to the low 70s during the day...


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I LOVE FRIED OKRA. :lol:

I found that boiled OKRA makes fantastic.............................COMPOST. :roll: Lee


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Ga. cops breaking down on this.
http://www.examiner.com/article/police- ... -marijuana
May need to print signs that say okra? CYA. big brother is watching.


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 Post subject: Re: My Tallest Okra yet
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Don't even know what to say about that!

Are they really that stupid or was it an excuse to raid this guys place in hopes of finding something hidden elsewhere?

This country is becoming a disgrace even to it's own citizens.

I think it's time all God created plants were made legal. Just my 2 cents.


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 Post subject: Re: My Tallest Okra yet
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Well, the former tallest okra seems to have maxed out at 12'5" BUT there is a new front runner. 13 foot 6 inches!!! I bagged several buds on this one now also.

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I have to stand on the very top of the ladder, reach up and bend the stalk over to get to the okras up there. I picked those off, bagged the new buds and ill probably be done with it till they are ready to be picked for seed. Its just too dangerous up there! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: My Tallest Okra yet
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Wow!
That is amazing, Baylor! I've never seen anything like that.

and it looks dangerous, too... lol

Come the end of the year, I'd be real happy if I could swap a buncha baccy seed for a few of your veggie seeds!

Had you said there used to be horses on your property?
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 Post subject: Re: My Tallest Okra yet
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Sure thing RC, no prob!

Yep, we had a few horses out there years ago. That ended about 10 years ago. Where the garden is, is where we put the hay bales. So there was plenty of hay and manure in the ground there. Plus in the old horse stall turned garden shed, is plenty of well broken down manure. Its sat there for all these years but its covered so it doesnt get rained on. I guess its still full of goodness? I dug up half and spread it in the garden a couple years back, and spread just a bit around the base of the plants this last spring. I am currently digging out the other side and putting out there. Thinking about getting a load of sand out there before spring. I also compost kitchen scraps, rotten veggies, egg shells, coffee grounds, all that kinda stuff.

When I have all my seedlings going in the springtime ill use a small amount of miracle grow if they start looking yellow, but once they get a few inches tall and go in the ground I dont bother.


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