This is the first year that we have tried growing okra.  The plants are nice and compact and quite attractive.  I saw the first flower this morning – very pretty.

okra flower

It looks similar to a hollyhock flower.  Okra wasn’t one of my favorite veggies as I was growing up, but I’m thinking that’s because I never tried it really fresh and prepared in quite the right way.  Last year we brought some home from a farmer’s market and roasted it with some garlic and a little olive oil – fantastic!