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    I grew okra again this year . See post #17 ...this year I have grown the green bush okra and red okra . The red okra is tall , with red and greenish stems , leaves and red okra pods a burgandy color the flowers are a bright yellow...good looking plant .
    Again, anyone wanting seeds, send me a long stamped self addressed envelope and I will send them to you , red , green or both . Save them for next years planting . Soak in water and plant sprouted seeds . Okra is about as hard to grow as weeds...that's why I do it ...and I like okra and shrimp gumbo .
    No body requested seeds last year...I guess I'm the only one who grows it but I save seeds every year and replant from them .
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    I grow the red red okra, and save the seed. I try and plant early and save the earliest pods for seed, as there is less chance of someone's green okra crossing with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundarstick View Post
    I grow the red red okra, and save the seed. I try and plant early and save the earliest pods for seed, as there is less chance of someone's green okra crossing with it!
    I grew the red and green side by side and didn't even think about it crossing...kind of interested in what those seeds will produce next year !
    Adventures in gardening are always fun...
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    I'm saving a bunch of Green Bush Okra seeds to give away . If you would like some just send me a stamped self addressed envelope and I will send them , PM for my mailing address and let me know how many okra plants you want to grow . I send 2X + extra seeds in case some don't sprout .
    These bush okra plants grow about 52 inches tall and produce lots of okra...I'm still cutting pods and it's still making flowers for more .
    I cut the okra off the plant , slice it into a gallon freezer bag and it will stay good over a year frozen . It's the easiest vegetable to put up and not many pests bother it ...almost like growing a weed !
    The 4 bushes I planted have produce five 1-gallon bags of sliced frozen okra and that includes one big pot of shrimp and okra gumbo cooked already and I'm starting another bag tomorrow.

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    GW, do you top that Bush okra? I ask, because I top my red okra when it's chest high. Then it puts out side shoots to really put on the pods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundarstick View Post
    GW, do you top that Bush okra? I ask, because I top my red okra when it's chest high. Then it puts out side shoots to really put on the pods!
    No , I just plant both types tall red type and bush green type and let nature take it's course .
    The bush type okra sends out side plants from down low , I do trim the spent old limbs off and new sections come up and take the old ones places...it sort of self tops .
    PM me if you would like some free green bush seeds ... I got plenty .
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    I will have Trinidad scorpion pepper seeds this fall if anybody sees fit! (Red Cardi)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrassMagnet View Post
    I garden every year. I would love to receive seeds from Nagantguy, MaryB, and Rancher1913.

    Nagantguy - 'maters, squash , pumpkins, erbs, greens, beets

    MaryB - San Marzano tomatoes and acorn squash

    Rancher1913 - spaghetti, long island, butternut, pumpkin

    My garden is small. It is divided into six areas in and around my yard. We mostly grow tomatoes with some squash and cucumbers. We usually buy plants. This year we did some experiments.
    Some tomatoes with "grow caps" planted early. Squash plants and squash seeds (All plants from seeds were eaten within days! We suspect earwigs!)
    This year the weather was very strange. The tomatoes in the "grow caps" were in the ground much longer than we expected to need them. The weather always had a one week forecast of below 50 degrees in the coming week so the "grow caps" stayed on for a month rather than the week or two we expected. When the "grow caps" came off, we planted more tomatoes. We seem to have gone from "cold" to "hot" instantly! Under 50 to over 90. Most of our tomatoes are Rutgers which we love for eating. They are also good for canning and sauce/paste. We did our first canning last year. We intend to can more this year. We want to can each weekend they are ripening.
    We want to learn how to save seeds. We have "Seed to Seed" to help us learn.
    I quit gardening a few years ago. I figured that the last batch of tomatoes I harvested cost me $300 a pound. Didn't even get two pounds. I believe I have a black thumb. Grandma had a green thumb. Somehow, I kill plants. (except that it doesn't work on weeds.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
    I grew the red and green side by side and didn't even think about it crossing...kind of interested in what those seeds will produce next year !
    Adventures in gardening are always fun...
    Gary
    Last year I planted some of the seeds saved from 2019 , the year I planted Green Bush Okra next to Tall Red Okra ... Low and Behold I got a couple cross overs ... a low green bush with reddish tinges and out the middle a tall red stalk . The low bush part made mostly green okra pods and the tall stalk made mostly red okra pods ... but you could tell ... some bee had done a cross pollination job .
    The first to request Okra Seeds since we started this was fellow member curdog up in Southern Illinois !!!... I sent him some of both tall red and green bush ... and I bet some hybrids are in there . You don't know what crossed untill you plant it ... Then It's ... Surprise !
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    Gary thanks again for the seed. We will see what it does when it warms up it is 42 degrees here this morning........................Curdog

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    Quote Originally Posted by curdog View Post
    Gary thanks again for the seed. We will see what it does when it warms up it is 42 degrees here this morning........................Curdog
    42 !!! ... A cool front came through last night , brought rain and cooler weather ... it's a pleasant 72 degrees right now ... it has been in the 80's .

    When do you get warm enough to plant things ?
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    We usually got stuff planted by now.

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