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The Guide to Growing Okra
Okra is a frequent guest at the Southern dinner table; there’s something comforting and familiar about it; sometimes it’s called lady’s fingers because of its long, slender pods. It shows up cooked whole; as part of jambalaya; dried; pickled; grilled; roasted; and of course, in gumbo. The word… READ MORE
You can grow okra from seeds if you live in an area where the soil is nice and warm at planting time; but even so, you’re much better off starting your seeds indoors and transplanting your seedlings as soon as the soil has warmed up. That way, you’ll get a little jump on the growing season—especially important if you live in a slightly cooler region with a shorter growing season. READ MORE