This post is not about how to grow okra? Or what is the food value of okra? But a post to share my pictures (as always) I took in relation with my okra plat. Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) also know as lady’s fingers is tropical annual plant in mallow family, cultivated for its edible, mucilaginous green pods. Okra is widely cultivated and used in Pakistan. In Urdu it’s called Bhindi (بھنڈی). Okra is one of my favorite vegetables and I never get fed up eating it. The okras plants I grew this year produced large amount of okras and even after 4 months the plants are producing okras in excess of our need, while the other farmers have already cut their okra plants. These okras are of dark green color with less seeds. I sowed the seeds in the 2nd week of March and the plants started production from the first week of May, about 15 days earlier then the other farmers. One mistake I made in growing okra was, I kept one-foot distance among the rows, while the suggested rows distance was two feet, but I’m happy with this mistake as it increased production instead of decreasing.
Okra - Lady's Fingers
Unusual Okra (Lady's Fingers) Pods
Okra (Lady's Finger) Flower
My Okra (Lady's Fingers) Plot