Saving Okra Seed
I posted this over in the Seed Saver forum but didn't get any response so I thought I'd try over here hoping there are some Okra growers who might know.
I've decided to let the okra that's left on my plants dry out so I can save the seed and also clear out the plants to make room to plant some fall greens. There's still plenty of warm weather here in Houston to grow some greens and maybe peas.
I have 10 okra plants with quite a number of pods on them and I've been watching them for the last week or so to see if they would dry out and it appears it's going to take a long time for them to dry out enough that I can save the seeds.
Is there anyone who can give me a rough estimate of how long it will take for those pods to dry out enough that I can harvest the seeds? Days, weeks, months? I'd really like to get those okra plants cleared out so I can plant some spinach and peas while it's still warm enough for them to germinate.