I don't know why more people don't grow okra in their vegetable gardens. We tend to think of it as a Southern vegetable, but it grows just fine in cooler climates. Becuase okra can handle heat and drought, it's one of the most widely grown vegetables in the world. Southern gardeners will usually get a second season of harvest, but even short season gardeners can get a good size yield of okra before the first frost.
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