Okra Sucks.


Okra

Originally uploaded by Geeky-Girl

OK, maybe it doesn’t really technically suck, but I had visions of fried okra dancing in my head when I bought those plants, and now like two months later here I am with really tall plants containing like 3 okras each, which does not so much resemble the mental images I had when I brought them home.

I’m really disappointed.

I think I may need to do a little more research into these food plants I see before just buying them in a fit of fancy.

Kind of like when I bought lettuce at the start of the summer only to be shocked (SHOCKED) to discover that it’s really a cool weather plant, as evidenced by the fact that I got like 5 leaves of lettuce off it before it went to seed. LAME!

(And also add, broccoli, and spinach to that list because I am an enthusiastic planter, but a very slow leaner!)

So anyways, if you’d ever considered growing okra but wasn’t sure how it would turn out, this is how it turns out. Maybe in a week I’ll have enough okra for me and Nate to have at one meal.

Maybe!

(Please pay no attention to those pathetic little jalapenos plants to the right of the okras! I think this pot is too small for that many food things, and so they’re very sad, and I’m too lazy to just pluck them and toss them out.)