Ah! Now I know what the flower on my okra plant meant…
The other day, when I opened the living room curtains, I was presented with the following view:
This is truly the most beautiful flower I have ever seen. It also means that a lady’s finger is about to grow from this spot, as has already happened where I saw the first flower which led me to believe the plant was bolting. Thank goodness I decided to see what happened next rather than removing it to the compost bin.
So, the green pointed protuberances I thought were okra fruit are in fact buds.
Next year, I am going to plant lots of okra. If I session sow, I could be getting these flowers for a number of weeks throughout the summer
©Helen Butt, September 2013