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Green Vegetables From The Front And Back

SHORT FINGERS....     And I planted some Ladies' Fingers aka Okra using some seeds given by my neighbour.  He told me that it would take some time to see the "harvest" and he was right.  I planted six seeds in my two posts more than a month ago... and I could only see the harvest this week.  I think it was around two months?  Did it really take that long or I do not have the "green fingers" so they speak... I think I have short fingers cos this type of okra came out stubby and short but very crunchy!

I love ladies' fingers... I used to buy them from the market, either I just steam them or just stir fry them with dried prawns and chili... That is why I tried planting them for my own consumption and it works!  For the first time in 6 decades, I planted something edible!   LOL... 

Taken some time a month ago or so... 
Budding out from the seeds.... 
I didn't know I have to put in fertilizer every two weeks.... 
No wonder they were so slow!
I only got to know this after I complained to my agro-friend...
Then she gave me a packet of colourful drops... 
Ta-da... after much fattening.... it finally blooms and bear fruits... 
These are short and stubby kind of okra...
It is time for harvest.... so my friend said..
Otherwise it would be inedible... 
Just two inches high!
And these are plucked from the back garden...
they belong to my neighbour...
He couldn't finish in time... 
So every now and then I did the harvesting... LOL... 
For my lunch and dinner.... fried rice with minced meat...  
I used basil, french beans, long beans, pandan leaves for steaming the rice...
All from the back garden... 
plus my three stubby okra from the front!
LOL... 

Comments

  1. Lucky you! I'm not into planting vegetables now, can just go and buy at the shop near my house. Too stressful! I just plant things I can use for my cooking - serai, kunyit, spring onions, pandan, Thai basil and so on.

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  2. Your ladies fingers are so cute!

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  3. Congratulations to you! See, you can grow vegetables. Nice decoration for your fried rice.

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  4. Congrats! You can now get to eat your own home grown veges!

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  5. Congrats. So cute looking lah your ladies fingers.

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