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Okra Leaf Squatter

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Young Praying Mantis on Okra Leaf 2


While watering the garden, this little neighbor crawls out from under an okra leaf.


Young Praying Mantis on Okra Leaf

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Woody Okra and Catnip

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Okra quickly crosses that fine line between signature viscous crunch and woodiness.  Large, stiff seed pods dry above kitty crack in the kitchen window.

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Estival Starts

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Sunflower Start

Sprouted from fallen kernels, two young sunflowers occupy the southwest corner of the vegetable bed among okra and Thai red pepper comrades. Welcome.

Solanum Starts

The first tomatoes appear mid-June amidst hopes of an extended growing season (likely, if this winter’s as mild as last).

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 20, 2013 at 5:27 pm

5 Minute Harvest

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A five minute stroll around veggie beds at school fills a small sack with figs, okra, peppers, and tomatoes. Fruits and vegetables planted by kids just taste better.

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Abrazos Gratis

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Written by Cameron Brooks

June 25, 2011 at 11:27 am

Summer School Veggies

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The okra is delicious, but after three inches it becomes woody and loses that unmistakable viscosity. Take a photo walk around the bed…