Thursday, August 27, 2009

Garden 2009: Okra and Sweet Potatoes

Our okra is a little slow in starting to produce this year. We've only harvested a few pods thus far. Okra is a southern crop that always seems to thrive in the heat of summer. I wonder if this summer has been too mild and pleasant for it to do well?

The sweet potato vines have filled their enclosure. I hope they are making lots of sweet potatoes underground. Our rabbits do a good job of keeping the vines pruned so they done sprawl all over the garden -- whether we really want them to prune or not.

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TSannie said...

What gorgeous raised beds! By the by, mom and dad are reporting the very best tomato season they've ever seen. Cucumbers too. Wish I could say the same, but, alas, our season has been awful - even for the farmer's market farmers, and that makes me feel a WHOLE lot better!

Marvin said...

We got a very late start and are only growing an abbreviated garden this year. Everything is doing well except for the peppers which are barely staying alive.