Sunday, January 17, 2016

It's Okra, but some call it lady's finger.

The seeds came from one matured  okra or lady's finger. There were so many seeds from a single fruit. I germinated all, and spread them at two locations. I know soon harvesting  is going to be bucketful....

Okra are slender at these stage, and can easily topple with slightest wind. I put 3 sticks around each plant. Sticks are old ulam raja branches. Mung beans were sown at the same time, along outside edge and the middle. There are two rows of okra here.  It's nice to see them packed closely, supporting one another and almost completely cover the soil. With expected drier spell over two months, this companionship of okra and mung beans will reduce evaporation, and keep the soil moist.


okra with mung beans (bendi dengan kacang hijau)

Okra and mung beans

Update 17.1.2016 - It rained at sunset for a few hours so no watering tomorrow. I managed to transplant a few balsam near the row of leucaena and 5 sunn hemp seedlings to close the gaping gap. In replace of cassava pulled out yesterday, only two cuttings were planted at the far corner of backyard garden.



bangchik and kakdah
garden: presint 8 putrajaya

10 comments:

  1. Salam BK, i call it bendi. Boil it not even two minutes voila can be served :)

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    1. Yes, bendi is the standard name. In the north, its normal for old folks to call it as kacang lendir. To the kelantanese, bendi is kacang mio......

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  2. My Okra plants seem to be a little bit taller than yours.
    I too expect a full harvest.

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    1. yes rainnie...., you beat me off by planting earlier... he he.

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  3. That 2 rows of bendi definately will give a lot of harvest! Balsam? Mine went missing few years back and i couldn't find even the seeds!

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    1. Hopefully balsam plants I am growing will fruits and seeds for you Malar.... keep your finger crossed.

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  4. Japanese called it 'Okura', while in Australia it is more known as Okra.
    Orang Malaysia dari kecil di sekolah kita panggail lady finger hehehe...
    Banyak stok tu bila dah mula berbuah.

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    1. Tukang kebun pandai berbahasa Inggeris dari kecil ye.. he he. Something like 30 okra plants in the garden right now. Harvest is going to be a bucket a day I am imagining.....

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  5. I love okra. Have been harvesting some fruits from my plants and have sowed more seeds a few days ago.

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    1. Thanks kitchen flavours, I grow more okras than required. Kakdah had been complaining about that, and I just said, some for us, some for snails and grasshoppers... :)

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