At least we’ll have two okras from our one surviving plant this year. Maybe these would haved worked better in pots, like the eggplant? If we want to save any, we’ll need a lot more plants next year. I planted the Star of David variety – I think maybe I just chose the wrong variety to plant in Minnesota.

Tip for next year: Start in mid-April, and keep the soil very, very warm. Don’t transplant the seedlings until they are ready to go outside – wait at least until the first week in June to put them out. Try a variety that grows well in northern areas – Clemson Spineless and Burgundy are supposed to be better for cooler climates.

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