Saturday, March 17, 2012

All About Okra - Origin, Planting and Cooking

By sgbrown

Okra Pod and Okra Flower

All About Okra

Okra is one of my favorite vegetables to grow. It's super easy to grow, drought tolerant and delicious! We grow okra in our vegetable every year and I use it in all kinds of recipes. One of my favorites is pickled okra.  We add a jalapeno pepper to each jar to give it a little extra flavor. (The link to our recipe is below.) Okra has a long history, possible as far back as the 12th century B.C. Click on the link below to find out more about the okra plant.  I have included information on its origin, as well as how to plant, harvest and cook with okra.  All About Okra -Origin, Planting and Cooking

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