I’m really pleased…. Due to potting errors, I lost my first okra plant but, out of curiosity, I decided to try again in spite of the lateness in the season. And this is the upshot:
I had my doubts about an okra plant producing any fruit, even under the best of circumstances (eg long season). But here we are heading towards September and I do indeed have fruit. So, the next excitement will be whether I can actually eat any of them.
Whatever happens to the fruit this year, I do at least know that:
1. It is a good idea to repot seedlings without any of the cardboard they were first sown in, which might restrict root growth.
2. Okra can grow on a windowsill in England and will produce fruit in that position.
I am particularly pleased about this success because it does seem most worthwhile to grow produce which is harder to come by in the shops.