Congrats! If you’re reading this, you’ve survived the first few weeks of classes. Elon’s Community Garden is now full of new student plots ready to grow! Each student chooses their own designated area in one of the garden’s multiple beds, and also decides what they want to plant.
Students still need to tend to the other beds in the garden as well. Our okra bed has been doing fantastic!
By definition, okra is a flowering plant known for its edible green or purple seedpods. Cut up the pods and you can boil, stew, fry or simply simmer them. Edible okra oil can be pressed from the seeds too, and is high in unsaturated fats. Any way you cook okra is guaranteed to be delicious and nutritious! Okra itself is high in fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, calcium and potassium.
And thanks to Professor Strickland for providing homemade fertilizer. It will add an extra boost to the garden’s crops. It’s shaping up to be a great season!