Sowing Okra Hill Country Red @Xavier #OKRed

Experiment. Reviews indicate slow germination and low yield. Lets find out.


Monday August 15, 2016

Day 87
End of experiment. Land owners changed course with the land.

Saturday August 13, 2016

Day 85
44in tall spans 3ft; leaf size is 9inW x 7.5inL. Grabbed a pod.

Monday August 8, 2016

Day 80
0.07 lbs. Pulled two pods from the pruned/trimmed plant. 2.5in and 3.5in long. These pods appear more rich in colors that are shades of red/green. Pictured.

Saturday August 6, 2016

Day 78
0.04 lbs. The plant that was trimmed at the bottom has three pods today, one of which I was forced to pull and eat because I imagine they get woody fast (at least explained in another logbook). The pod's length maxed out at 2.5in long. Pictured is the size of the seeds! They're white and yummy.

Wednesday August 3, 2016

Day 75
0.08 lbs. Grabbed two pods for breakfast.

Saturday July 30, 2016

Day 71
0.04 lbs. Got a 3.75in pod. Crunchy, finely sweet. Seeds are white and full size. Not too slimy at all. In fact, the pod tenderly pressed felt hollow.

Wednesday July 27, 2016

Day 68
0.08 lbs. Photos. The two photos with cinder blocks in the background show the before/after when tearing off the lower-most branches to observe if the height changes compared to the other plant not far from this one.
The last photo shows the branches that were trimmed and we cooked the leaves in oil for lunch.
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Monday July 25, 2016

Day 66
25.00in tall spans 33in with leaf size is amazing: 11inW x 11inL and the width of trunk's base is almost an inch in diameter, 
24.00in and since I've been picking pods, most of the plant appears bare without branches extending to the sides.

Sunday July 24, 2016

Day 65
0.03 lbs. Got a 2.5in pod which weighs half an ounce. Shall go back into previous dates and update the weights now that I got a food scale.

Thursday July 21, 2016

Day 62
0.06 lbs. Collected a 2.5in pod from each plant. Very crunchy and sweet as usual. Pictured.

Tuesday July 19, 2016

Day 60
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Saturday July 16, 2016

Day 57
0.04 lbs. Got a 1.5in pod from each of both plants. Sweet tasting right on the spot.

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Day 53
0.03 lbs. >50days since planting: Harvested a small pod at least 2in long. Its a lot thicker, sweeter and finer taste than Grandma Edna's Cherokee Long Pod. The seeds inside were larger too. I like the woodiness crunch, otherwise its a baby food.

Took off a few of the lower branches to see if the plant grows any taller. The interior of the plant was a lot slimy while pulling off the branches and pod. Although the pod was less mucilaginous while eating.

Wednesday July 6, 2016

Day 47
12.5in tall x 22in wide (1 flower/pod 2.5in long) / leaves are 10.25in wide x 8in long.

Another is 11.5in tall x 20in wide and its leaves are 9in wide x 7.5in long.
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Tuesday June 28, 2016

Day 39
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Monday June 27, 2016

Day 38
Height is 7.5in tall; leaves are 7.5in wide by 6.5 long.
Another is 7.75in tall; leaf is 6.5in wide by 6in long.

Monday June 20, 2016

Day 31
Mostly not growing up for two plants, only to the sides.

Friday June 17, 2016

Day 28
Heights are 4.75in and 5in.
Leaf sizes are 4in x 4in and 3.75inL x 3.5inW.

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Day 25
4in and 3in tall.

Saturday June 11, 2016

Day 22
Heights are 3in and 3.5in.

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