Okra - Lady's Fingers

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
Okra - Lady's Fingers
Okra - Lady's Fingers
Okra - Lady's Fingers
Unusual Okra (Lady's Fingers) Pods
Okra - Lady's Fingers
Okra (Lady's Finger) Flower
Okra - Lady's Fingers
My Okra (Lady's Fingers) Plot
Okra - Lady's Fingers

15 comments:

sciencedud3 said...

Better than dead man's fingers:
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/xylaria_polymorpha.html

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I have heard of it Birdy but never eaten any. Looks kind of interesting though.

Lorenzo said...

Great photos! :)

Could I post some of these photos on FotoImmaginiGratis.com linking your blog? :)

So many visitors will arrive to your site!

Lorenzo said...

Wonderful photos! :)

B.Held said...

Awesome shots of okra!

birdy said...

Thanks Sciencedud! Never saw, never heard before about "dead man's fingers mushroom". They are looking scary. Thanks for sharing the link.

birdy said...

Thanks Joan for the comment. It means Okra doesn't grow in your area or people in your area don't like to grow and eat them. Anyhow you should try okra, hopping you will like them.

birdy said...

Thanks Lorenzo! You can include any picture(s) you want on your site.

birdy said...

Thanks B.Held for your visit and comment.

Lorenzo said...

Many thanks birdy! :)

I'll link your blog site and, when i'll publish some photos on fotoimmaginigratis.com, i'll write you! :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I will check it out Birdy. Maybe it is just not something I know because it is new here. We have been getting so many new things from around the world.

Philip said...

Those poor ladies fingers look so twisted I also had never heard of this plant before thanks for sharing Birdy

Marvin said...

A fine looking stand of okra you have there, Birdy. It's interesting to see plants that are growing in our garden also growing on the other side of the world. Since okra prefers warm (hot) weather, we must wait longer to plant and harvest, planting in late May and harvest beginning in July. Production will continue until our weather gets cool.

kanak7 said...

One of my favourite veggies! All the pictures are wonderful. The blooms are one of the prettiest amongst vegetable blooms. Glad you included that odd growth too!

Maria Mcclain said...

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