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    Those veggies look fantastic! Congrats!!
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    Congratulations MOTU_Maniac great looking entries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOTU_Maniac View Post
    Thanks so much. This is my first year growing red okra. It tastes just like green okra, but has more eye appeal.
    Yes, yes they do. How much space do you need with them? Do you have to stake them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Dreadful View Post
    Those veggies look fantastic! Congrats!!
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    Congratulations MOTU_Maniac great looking entries.
    Thanks Danielle and HammerFall. I appreciate it!

    Quote Originally Posted by MOTU_Maniac View Post
    Thanks so much. This is my first year growing red okra. It tastes just like green okra, but has more eye appeal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Judith View Post
    Yes, yes they do. How much space do you need with them? Do you have to stake them?
    Okra grow to be about 5-8 feet tall. It isn't very wide, but can be really tall. No, I don't have to stake them, but I do have to wear long sleeves because I break out when I pick it if I don't.
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    All of those veggies look delicious. I seriously have a craving for a large fresh garden salad right now. Damn....you do great work in your garden. Congrats on your state fair results as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlcan View Post
    All of those veggies look delicious. I seriously have a craving for a large fresh garden salad right now. Damn....you do great work in your garden. Congrats on your state fair results as well.
    Thanks for the kind words. If you lived closer then I would hook you up with some fresh veggies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOTU_Maniac View Post
    Okra grow to be about 5-8 feet tall. It isn't very wide, but can be really tall. No, I don't have to stake them, but I do have to wear long sleeves because I break out when I pick it if I don't.
    Do all people break out!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOTU_Maniac View Post
    Okra grow to be about 5-8 feet tall. It isn't very wide, but can be really tall. No, I don't have to stake them, but I do have to wear long sleeves because I break out when I pick it if I don't.

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    Do all people break out!?
    I wouldn't say all, but I know a lot of people that do. It is just itchy and causes skin irritation that normally goes away within a few hours. Both my parents used to break out so they started wearing long sleeves and gloves. When I was younger it didn't bother me, but the older I get the more the leaves irritate my skin so now I try to cover up also.

    But again, it is somewhat mild so I wouldn't let it keep you from growing Okra if you have the chance. It might not even both your skin at all.
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    Cool! I may try it next year!
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    I got my 9 State Fair ribbons in the mail the other day. Yay

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