Start seeds indoors a couple weeks before last frost. Wait a couple weeks after last frost to plant starts in garden. Space plants a foot or more apart. Harvest the pods of the plant by cutting them off when they are 2–3 inches long.
Okra pods should be about 3 inches long, bright green, soft, and fuzzy. Wrap in paper towel and put in an open bag/container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
If you are not familiar with using okra, here's your warning: it has a slime factor. The more it's sliced, the slimier it becomes. Many soups/stews use okra specifically for it's thickening properties due to it's sticky core.
Aside from being used as an ingredient in recipes, it can be steamed, sauted or stir-fried whole. Try Sauteing it in a little oil until lightly brown along with some onions and peppers.
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