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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Okra Texas Style

Another summer staple around here is okra. We have been growing this variety, Texas Hill Country Red from Seed Savers for several years now. The plants and the pods are short and fat. They turn red where exposed to sunshine. One of the best qualities of this okra is that they have less of the slimy quality of other okras.

One of the problems of growing okra in this area is that fire ants love them! This year I grew a row of traditional okra next to the Texas Hill Country Red. The fire ants loved the other kind more and mostly left the Texas Okra alone. I actually gave one plant to the ants and they went after those okra pods for weeks, until they turned brown.


At November 19, 2013 at 12:58 PM , Blogger katina said...

I can never get past the slime factor...


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