Home-grown okra has little in common with its rubbery supermarket counterpart. If you've sworn off okra in the past, grow your own and taste the difference. Just be sure to sow more than you think you'll eat, as only a couple of pods ripen at once. Okra is related to hibiscus and its flowers are just as gorgeous. If you won't grow it for stew, grow it for the vase!
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