Okra, known as Lady Fingers in some parts of the world, forms an elongated fruit from each flower. The flowers only last for a day or two and the fruits are ready to pick just a few days after that. Okra is most commonly prepared in stir fries and sautées. This okra plant is growing in a self-watering container made from buckets recycled from a restaurant and some inexpensive parts. #TeachEverywhereGrowAnywhere #FoodSecurityIsFreedom
Watch 4-year-old Emmalyn pick the ingredients for mint tea and salads and have a garden tea party in the Learn & Grow Educational SeriesSM test garden.
At first, there’s the female flower with a little green bulb behind it. Pollen from the male flowers, which are on straight stems, fertilize the female flower, causing the little green bulb to develop into a squash fruit.
Once the flower has been fertilized, it dries up and the little green bulb grows into a new, developing squash fruit.
All the squash is now chopped.
Sauteed squash and veggies from our Learn & Grow test garden with chicken, served also with wild rice.
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