Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:34 pm
We have been raising dwarf okra lately, since Joann prefers it, but I could not find any this year, so we planted the regular. At this point the deep freezes are full, and no one wants it badly enough to pick it, so I shoved the Howard Despeeder into gear waded into it with the Mott today. Much of it was over the top of the muffler outlet. I heard a little belt squealing at times from the Mott but it went through it.
First row done
Second row done
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:42 pm
Thats enough okra to feed an army, we never plant over a few stalks
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:12 pm
Looks like the mower handled it quite well.
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:29 pm
Nice looking garden. Idid not know the mott flail mower could do that; those plants look pretty tall too.
Those leaves kinda remind me of fig leaves. We have 18 fig trees and we had only two figs -odd year for us. In the past we use to give figs away since we had so many.
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:15 pm
right after I built my shed I a few years ago I was working in it, and heard a helicopter go over, pretty soon I heard it come back and it hovered a ways from the end of my garden, and when I looked there was someone looking through binoculars at the garden. I wondered what was going on when I realized it was a State Patrol helicopter and they were flying marijuana patrol. Okra is very close to the same color, and the leaves have a similar shape, but are wider and the fingers of the leaves are broader. I had just started to go in and get a piece of cardboard and spray paint OKRA on it when they left.
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:25 pm
I wish I was closer, I would have cut okra off your patch until the frost came. There are few things out of the garden I enjoy more than breaded and fried okra....
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:31 am
John it is a shame the okra had to be mowed down. What is that bracket on the R. front wheel used for? I never saw one of those, just wondering. Papa.
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:11 pm
The bracket is for a 151 disk plow. It connects to a rod that connects to the iron wheel on the plow and the rod makes the plow track or turn to follow the tractor.
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:29 pm
It hadn't been painted yet in this picture, but maybe it will give you a better idea. The same bracket is also used for the 12D harrow plow, which is a 2 disk version of my 151.
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:31 pm
I am with you on the okra. I planted 6-200 foot rows of clemson okra. I have broke somewhere between 2500 - 3500 pounds off of it since June 1st.
I am so sick off it.
It is still making. I hate to waste it. I sold it, gave it away and have thrown it away, and every 48 to 60 hours it will have 4-10 more 5 gallon buckets on it.
There was a snake in the okra patch last Sunday. Thankfully it was only a spreading adder, I was almost standing on him before I heard him hissing. I didn't tear up but about 12 -15 plants before I got away from it. Dang it!!!
I am going to cutt mine up too...really soon.
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:38 pm
Ours is also Clemson, but it got taller than my corn .
Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:01 pm
Tezell wrote:Thankfully it was only a spreading adder, I was almost standing on him before I heard him hissing. I didn't tear up but about 12 -15 plants before I got away from it.
He was probably playing dead by time you started to run.
I don't blame you though, I tend to back off quickly when I see snakes myself.
Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:30 pm
Okra is not something that I am familiar with in fac t have never had it. What does it taste like? I have heard it is an acquired taste. What does one do with it and why ....
Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:51 pm
Rudi, my recommendation is fried or pickled. Stay away from boiled okra. I don't know how to describe the taste. Maybe we can get some for you at Cecil's.
Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:23 pm
I have been wanting to try it and so has Em .. but we just ain't sure. Long as it isn't like Country's Southern Fried Possom 'n Grits
in a can .. it be fine by me
Reservations are made and confirmed
NY here we come ..
well in a few weeks that is ...
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