I love to save money in my garden. If your okra did well for you this year, consider leaving a plant or two to set seed for next year.
Saving your own seed means that not only are you saving money, but that you are also growing a variety that has already proven itself in your area.
All you have to do is resist the temptation to harvest the pods for my easy no-slime okra recipe, and wait for them to turn brown.
When the pods begin to split, remove them from the plant. Do you see the brown seeds in the picture?
Store in a cool, dry place for next year. Remember to label them!
Don’t be like me, who has about a hundred tomato seeds from last season and was so sure she would remember what variety they were that she didn’t label them. I’m pretty sure they are ‘Roma’ tomato seeds; I hope I’m right.
Now you can use the money saved to buy a new variety to try, like purple carrots or yellow tomatoes!
Do you save seeds, or does the process intimidate you?