This posting is for you readers that do not call the south home.
Okra is a must in our garden each year. For us it is easy to grow - normally not bothered by any bug or disease...just give it plenty of hot weather and some water...for us here in Oklahoma about the third week in July we can start getting a small picking of okra. From then on to frost (usually) we can pick every other day.
As for the method of cooking, we prefer ours fried. Yes, not so good for you - health wise - but to your taste buds - simply divine!
Our garden - most of these plants are okra. Those on the far right are the tomato plants.
Isn't this okra blossom pretty?
This is what the okra pod looks like.
This season I plan on putting up around 100 to 125 packages of okra like these in this picture.
As with all of our garden produce we give away about 90% and keep 10%.