Too Much Okra? – August 2010 — Growing a vegetable garden

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25 Responses to “Too Much Okra? – August 2010 — Growing a vegetable garden”

  1. I would try the same recipe as you use for pickles and adjust the amount of vinegar to your taste…..Donald

  2. Hi, do you have a good recipe for pickled okra?

  3. I don’t have any of those but the okra does get tilled back into the garden to increase the organic matter and lots of the leaves get feed in the worm bin……Donald

  4. nchunterandfisher99 Reply August 9, 2012 at 3:18 am

    anything we have left over it goes to goats, hogs, or chickens.

  5. YUM!!!!! love a mater sandwich!

  6. With a little planning and spacing out the plantings folks can enjoy fresh vegetables throughout most of the year and save some on the food bill. A tomato sandwich makes a pretty good lunch. : ) …..Donald

  7. I know what you mean. I have enjoyed your videos and am loving my first garden. I had far too many cucumbers and wanted to donate them but, was told that they were not able to accept them. I was sad. I am now making pickles. Not everyone is lazy and waiting for a handout but, sadly many are. I learned a lot this summer and am excited to plant a fall garden here in Western NC. I pray I do well. We suppliment our food to save $. Love watching you Donald! Your grandaughter is blessed to have you!

  8. People will not pick okra, even if it is free! they will take it if you do!

  9. The local food bank does not accept fresh vegetables and if they did they would never come pick it up. The so called hungry are too lazy to get off their behinds and come pick it for free. These parasites are too busy waiting for their government checks and now even more free health care that I have to pay for. Open your eyes and take a look at the real world, enough is enough…..Donald

  10. Damn Donald! That’s a crime you plowed all that beautiful food under!

    Why didn’t you put up an ad on Craigs List “pick your own okra” 50cents a peck! Or FREE!

    Why didn’t you tell the local “soup kitchen” to come get it? Someone might have loved to freeze this okra!

    I hate to see food wasted when so many folks are hungry!

  11. A tiller and a hoe…..Donald

  12. You never have any weeds. What do you use?

  13. Last year they got no fertilizer. This year I only used a weak mixture of MG when they were real young….Donald

  14. hey man you didn’t by any chance fertilize them bad boys did ya and if so what n p k did you use heard they like more phosphorus and potassium then nitrogen let me know thanks

  15. We planted at the same time and mine is about that tall so you should be ok…..Donald

  16. Hi Donald. I planted clemson spineless okra in my garden on April 21 and it is about 1.5 feet tall. I live in North Carolina and was wondering if my okra is growing at the rate it should be growing.

  17. I sometimes do…..Donald

  18. Wholly Moly Donald!,that was alot of okra….Got a ? for you,how come you dont utilize the water tank on your golf cart as a compost tea sprayer.

  19. No hogs but I did save seeds from the rest of em…..Donald

  20. hog feed or let it go to seed

  21. Last year I had about 18 plants if I remember correctly that furnished all the okra we needed and then some. : ) ……Donald

  22. you inspired me to grow okra this year.;)

  23. Yeah me too. Seen a very few people talk about it so figured as much.

  24. That’s a new one on me “whipping okra” plants. Just allow nature to run its course and you’ll pick all the okra you can use…..Donald

  25. Let me ask you. My first year growing okra. does picking them produce more like you said. Or i have heard people saying they “whip it” what is that and how do you do that.