Okra Time!


Thursday 10 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Summertime is Okra time!

Sometimes known as Ladies Fingers (?), it’s one of the summer veggies that if picked at the right time, is a delight to serve at the dinner table.

This is the Okra story, from breaking ground to harvest.








..and then a few months later…






…producing Okra for picking every couple of days…






27 thoughts on “Okra Time!

  1. shedgepeth says:

    You should try pickling them, absolutely amazing:)


  2. joannesisco says:

    That is one vegetable I’ve never been able to acquire a taste for … shame, I like just about everything else. Maybe it’s because I’ve only ever had it overcooked. Yuck.


  3. Ha! Never knew what the okra plant looked like. Now I do. : )


  4. Dragnfli says:

    I LOVE fried okra! I learned to make it at an early age because my mom couldn’t stand the smell of it, but me and my dad love it.


  5. geemolina says:

    I loved Okra. It’s also known as Okra here in the Philippines. I love it when it’s mixed in fish soup or mixed veggies with soy sauce.:D


  6. swamiyesudas says:

    Ladies fingers is the name by which We in India would call this. Unfortunately, We in India have not reached the stage of eating Salads. Almost all our food is cooked. I suppose that is Why Most Indians are short, well, not upto the mark in Stamina, anyway.


  7. AnnetteM says:

    I used to eat okra when we lived abroad a long time ago. Can’t remember which country now. Could it have been Libya? If I remember rightly it is rather slimy. I bet it wasn’t as fresh as yours though.


  8. panikikubik says:



  9. this is one of those things that most Southerners love…


  10. MiaMusings says:

    I LOVE okra!! Anybody who came to dinner at mIne know what to expect 🙂 but I miss it here in South Africa. Get it occasionally…


  11. they are indeed ladies’ fingers, but tasty nonetheless 🙂


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