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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.

6 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

I'll wish you luck, but I don't think any is really needed.

Serena said...

COOL! Good luck with the detective work ~

Mandy said...

You crack me up! 2:30 in the morning...wishing you luck! Congrats on your okra bloom! I'm as excited as you are watching the baby cucumbers grow...maybe I'll get around to posting on that today...they're really cute!

Madge said...

GOOD LUCK! How cool is that!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Oh how exciting. : ) I hope you have many okra too. I get the same way when I see my veggie flower. Have a great weekend.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Glad to know someone is a night owl like me! Love the night!