Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Okra. Ginger. 9.20.14
Okra and Ginger. 9.20.14
The okra has been producing a few pods at a time, on the deck. We get enough for stir fries and soups/stews. This seems to be the key to growing okra in the Pacific NW - grow in containers indoors until really warm outside, continue in containers in sunniest, warmest place. One 1 or 2 gallon container holds one okra plant, a 3-5 gallon can hold 3. Different varieties do differently. The best of the types I tried, so far, are Burgundy and Baby Bubba hybrid.
I'm very pleased to have fresh okra. So good.
The ginger plants are also poking along. It may just be too cool, even in the warmest spot.