Okralope ?

7.01.2012

What? You never heard of an okralope? Well, I haven't either, but I think that is what you call a cantalope that decides to grow from an okra plant. What? You don't believe me. Well, I have a picture to prove it.

See? I told you. This cantalope has attached itself to the okra plant and is now hanging in air from it. So, it is an okralope.

While we are talking about happenings in the garden here are our fresh picks from early this morning. The bottom of the basket is full of green beans.

We have to start real early in the garden with this extreme heat we have been having. Watermelons are doing well.

Corn is starting to produce the beginnings of the silk.

Okra has been producing pretty good. 

Here you can see the beans.

Now you can say you have learned something new today. You learned what an okralope is.

Happy gardening!


22 comments:

  1. That is too funny!! Your garden and it's bounty are gorgeous!

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  2. Kim,
    You have quite a garden.I wish I was able to do that here.I have to say I have not seen or heard of that before until today.
    ((Hugs))
    Anne

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  3. LOL You are so funny and your garden looks like it's loving this weather. Nice basket of veggies.

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  4. That is a unique plant! xo

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  5. Love all the produce, it looks delicious. I can't wait for mine to produce more things.

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  6. Kim, this is a very impressive garden bounty. Looks like you are eating well.

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  7. Kim, I think a patent is in your future...I love it...!
    You have such a great "harvest" there...That basket of veggies is so beautiful that I am not sure if I would want to eat it or use it as a beautiful display!...

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  8. I'll be letting YOU taste that and let us know about it lol..

    glad your garden is doing well..

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  9. So envious of how great your garden is doing. Here in Arizona, it is just way too HOT. Thanks for sharing. Have a great Sunday.

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  10. Cute, cute, cute. Love all the veggies. Your garden is doing really well. Hugs, Marty

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  11. You have a beautiful garden!

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  12. Will you be posting recipes from your new veggie strain? lol ~ Maureen

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  13. Ha! Our veggies went in late this year since we had to redo much of the back yard for the new sod to be installed. So, it is VERY slow going. I am looking forward to fall veggies and then a larger garden next spring.

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  14. Interesting new variety. Now how about fried okralope?

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  15. It's really neat to see some vegetables that y'all planted and we didn't. Your garden is doing extremely well! We have just a little bit of okra, not quite ready yet. Our tomatoes are still green at the moment. We didn't grow beans or fruit. Would love to though! I'm envious of your growing the fruit. The nice thing about them is that they are ready to eat without any preparation! I guess that is why tomatoes are considered fruits too. I always forget that.

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  16. Dear Lord, don't eat it. Y'all have fabulous veggies. We have volunteer tomatoes, potatoes,and watermelons. I never flip my compost:}

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  17. Oh, how I'd love to dip into that basket for some fresh from the garden produce!

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  18. Okralope? Too funny. But your garden is growing so well. Loving your bounty! Looks so much more appetizing then the offerings in the produce section of our Jewel ...

    :)

    Linda

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  19. Yep, this is a first to hear of okralope. Amazing how nature does sometimes. Your garden looks amazing and your pickings, all I can say is yum!

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  20. Wonderful! So glad your garden is doing well. Wish we had the space for watermelon and cantaloupe.

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  21. LOL...so how did you prepare it?

    You have a wonderful bounty of produce that looks delicious!

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  22. Your garden is doing really well! I've been picking tomatoes and greenbeans just about every couple days. Wish we could plant some watermelon here, someday we'll have the space for it!

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