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Johnsons with okra, corn, and pitcher plants 2019-06-24

Tom H. Johnson Jr. and Mary Caroline Pindar wanted to see the garden at Okra Paradise Farms.

That one, Okra

Abelmoschus esculentus, 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

Potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, and rosemary

Gretchen took this yellow squash and zucchini to Wiregrass Farmers Market in Tifton, GA this morning, along with fresh-plowed potatoes, rosemary, and of course heirloom corn grits. Yellow squash and zuchinni That’s 9AM to noon, behind the Country Store at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture (Agrirama), 1392 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton GA 31794.

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, Zucchini: A Treat in the Heat.

Cutting rosemary

Market day doesn’t smell right without rosemary. Continue reading

Okravore supper

Pork chop, squash, brocolli, all from within 100 miles, and corn and sweet potatoes from our field:

Pork chop, corn, squash, brocolli Sweet potato pie

Pictures by Gretchen Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2012-11-15.

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Zucca to Valdosta Farm Days

Zucca, okra, and sweet potatoes to Valdosta Farm Days this morning, 9AM to 1PM (and pumpkins and peppers), down at the historic Lowndes County Courthouse, Central Avenue between Patterson and Ashley.

Zucca, okra, sweet potatoes Cards and dogs

Where did she get those zucca? The dogs helped.

John S. Quarterman, Gretchen Quarterman, Brown Dog, Yellow Dog,
Pictures and videos by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 1 September 2012.

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Zucca, Okra Paradise Farms, 15 July 2012

More than twice as wide as my foot:

More than twice as wide as my foot

More than twice as wide as my foot
John S. Quarterman, Gretchen Quarterman, Brown Dog, Yellow Dog,
Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 15 July 2012.

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Foot-long Zucca, Okra Paradise Farms, 29 June 2012

This is the same zucca that was finger-length 26 June. Three days later, it's a foot long:

Foot long zucca

Foot long zucca
Picture by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 29 June 2012.

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Zucca, Okra Paradise Farms, 16 June 2012

Zucca in the morning light:

Zucca, Okra Paradise Farms, 16 June 2012
Picture by John S. Quarterman, Lowndes County, Georgia, 16 June 2012.

It's an Italian squash that tastes like pumpkin and grows two feet long.

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Raining in the garden at Okra Paradise Farms, 11 June 2012

Pumpkins:

John S. Quarterman and Gretchen Quarterman with Brown Dog and Yellow Dog.
Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms Lowndes County, Georgia, 11 June 2012.

Rain coming in:

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