Thursday, September 16, 2010
OMG! My first okra bud!!!
I was walking out to re-spray for aphids (soapy solution), and something large, and cream colored caught my eye. I got exciting thinking it could be a bud. Sure enough, it is about 2.5 inches long. I'm sure it will be open by tomorrow. More pics to follow! Then I can watch my first little baby okra develop! I don't know the variety of okra yet...if large or small. I think it will be safe to pick by 3-4 inches long though, so as not to let it get too woody, but I will let some get larger just to see how big they WILL get. How fun! I am super excited. Wish me luck! I am going out tonight at 2:30am EST (after work), with a flashlight, to look for what is eating my leaves. If it is a caterpillar I will drop them into a bug house I have and put a few leaves in there for them and maybe we can watch them change to butterflies/moths/whatever. I wonder what other kids of leaves they would like to eat...I will have to find out when I see the caterpillars.