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Spineless okra flowers

Okra flower.
Spineless Okra flowers in the sun.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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We always grew okra when I was growing up. Never paid any attention to the flowers till last year when I planted some. They are so beautiful I wish they lasted longer. Love it in home made soups or fried. I stumbled across your site by accident but sure happy I did. It is good to know there are folks out there who are down to earth & helping others get back to basics. Thanks for your posts.

Comment by Alice Tue Aug 29 23:27:46 2017





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