As good a time as any to be unable to sail, I suppose. K is taking a raft of university exams - two down and more five to go over the next several days, while I am on sick leave from having somehow (I don't really know what I did) torn a muscle or ligament in my lower back last Friday.
Our okra plants like the rain we've been getting. Stubborn to get started, I've been waiting week after week for them to grow beyond scrawny little twigs, they have suddenly taken off. I noted the beginnings of fruit several days ago. Today each plant had a flower and to my surprise the fruit had grown rather huge. I cut off four of them as they were already too large to be good for eating. Fortunately there are lots of little ones and I'll keep a watchful eye on them so we harvest them in time to eat.
|This is my first attempt at growing okra. I didn't know they were such beautiful plants.|
Until next, sweet sailing.