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Posted by davidcalgary29 2b AB (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 16, 13 at 20:33

In spite of the fact (because of the fact?) that okra is not a favourite, I've decided to grow it as my challenge vegetable this year. Does anyone have any recommendations for varieties that will do well with long summer days and cool nights and -- perhaps -- have pretty flowers, too?

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RE: Okra!

fava beans

In tropical summer climates, the only two vegetables that thrive are okra and eggplant. I developed a taste for okra but I can pass on the eggplant.

RE: Okra!

One of the catalogues had a maroon coloured Okra.
Fava beans are different ,but pick them when they are very young---they get tough. They have nice flowers too.
Cardoon is different---some blanch the stalks and eat it like asparagus.
I once ordered Jicama seeds,but did not get them started.
Most of the tropicals need a longer grow time than we get.

RE: Okra!

I found some 'Cajun Delight' okra seeds that I ordered last year (and promptly forgot). I'll probably start them next week, as that should give them enough time to grow before they're transplanted outside at the end of May.

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