Tom H. Johnson Jr. and Mary Caroline Pindar wanted to see the garden
at Okra Paradise Farms.
okra, lady’s fingers, gumbo, ngombo, bhindi, vendakkai, and many other names.
Possibly from West Africa, or Ethiopia, or South Asia.
Requires full sun and hot temperatures with good soil. Continue reading →
Did you know zucchini is actually a fruit, even though it’s cooked and eaten as a vegetable?
And the name is Italian, because the type we eat today was developed in Italy,
even though like all squash its ancestors came from the Americas?
More about Cucurbita pepo, also known as courgette or vegetable marrow,
by Master Gardener Laurel Reader,
A Treat in the Heat.