It's nice to see them grow

Philippines
July 29, 2016 9:46pm CST
I've been looking at this okra plant for a while now, I wasn't sure at first if they were going to grow. Now, I've got two more growing and hopes before the end of the year, they sprout. I seriously didn't think I was going into a little gardening if it wasn't about my own health. You see I wasn't interested in growing vegetables until I've learned about my uric acid problem thing. But I'm happy I've become interest in some plants and vegetables. Perhaps my health won't become wost as time goes by.
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@EddieHands (37858)
• United States
30 Jul 16
Yes so magical to see the plants grow.. truly a blessing
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
yes, specially if it's beneficial to your health @EddieHands
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@wiLLmaH (8226)
• Singapore, Singapore
30 Jul 16
That is a good past time too. Where do you get your seeds?
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Moms friend gave it to me, But I have trouble with raising another seedlings except with the moringa @wiLLmaH
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@wiLLmaH (8226)
• Singapore, Singapore
30 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 oh okay.. :) I wish I could plant some of those too..
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@wiLLmaH there are times that it's just too expensive to buy them at the store.
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• United States
30 Jul 16
aint't 'xcitin', watchin' the fruits 'f yer labor grow 'n then get to reap the harvest 'f such? gardenin' 'tis good fer other thingies 's well - can be most soothin' 'n a great place to take out'cher frustations (weed pullin', lol) plus the fresh air'n sunshine does a body good. i hope that'cher able to tackle that uric acid trouble, hon.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Hello @crazyhorseladycx I don't think i haven't gotten over this problem. For the past few days I've been experiencing pains in my joints again.
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• United States
31 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 i feel fer ya, hon. i've got that daily, seemin'ly jest one more symptom 'f the crohn's disease.
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• Philippines
2 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx right now Im sort of relaxng before exercising again
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
30 Jul 16
Growing things is a lovely thing to do, I get great pleasure fro doing it myself. I hope your plants thrive.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Hello @jaboUK I hope so they are so young right now I hope to harvest next year.
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@skysnap (17818)
30 Jul 16
gardening is good during the weekend.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Well, I don't garden everyday, my plants might die @skysnap
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@jstory07 (65263)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Jul 16
I think it is great that you are seeing things in your garden growing.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Just a few plants @jstory07
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@TRBRocks420 (73795)
• Banks, Oregon
30 Jul 16
Always good to see things you planted grow.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Yes it does @TRBRocks420
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@Micmac (7700)
30 Jul 16
Yes, it's a joy to see plants growing in the garden. Glad I saw this post because I was thinking of growing another vegetable next year and you gave me the idea to try okra. So thanks for this interesting post. Happy gardening my friend!
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• Philippines
31 Jul 16
I decided to try okra since my mom's friend got a dried ones and okra has huge percentage of fiber @Micmac
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@Micmac (7700)
31 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 That's good to know. Fiber is very good for the digestive system.
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• Philippines
2 Aug 16
@Micmac Moringa has a lot of fiber too, I just tried out okra
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@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Seems you have a green thumb! Good for you!
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
I thought i didn't because of what I did in my brother's farm, until i realized the area was infested with ants. I only discovered it this year when I started planting snake plants, then moringa, finally okra...This week I've just transferred a grown papaya plant from pot to the soil area with other plants. I'm literally looking at it everyday as they grow @allen0187 i just can't wait.
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@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 take photos and share it here in myLot so we can see the progress of the plants as well.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 16
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Oh wow. Seeing plants grow is very exciting. I'm pretty sure it won't be long before you start harvesting.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
I harvest moringa on the large tree @toniganzon as for the newly growing okra and other moringa plant, probably next year
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 that's something to look forward to.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@toniganzon I hope the moringa ones will grow into a tree.
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@peavey (16306)
• United States
30 Jul 16
I have problems with uric acid, too, due to underactive kidneys. Less meat/protein and more vegetables it is!
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
That's what I'm doing now a days @peavey and adding more vegetables in the form of soup. @peavey
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@peavey (16306)
• United States
30 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 That's good! Drink lots of water, too.
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• Philippines
2 Aug 16
@peavey right now I am.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
30 Jul 16
It is very easy to plant and grow okra, few months from now it will bear fruit and you can harvest the okra that is good for pinakbet or boiling it with vinegar and a pinch of salt.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 16
I would probably Just add it to my soup @ida123 instead. How long exactly before they start bearing fruit?
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 Maybe after a month because in our garden, I can start harvesting okra after 50 to 60 days and it depends on how healthy is the okra you've planted.
• Philippines
2 Aug 16
@ida123 I admit, the big one in the picture is infested
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
30 Jul 16
Drink more water to keep hydrated, watche your diet and exercises regularly. Above all, keep a happy mood.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 16
Yup, I've been doing that @Sun7788 as for exercise, these days Im just sorting to small walks and stretches
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
31 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 Yeah, hope you will be well soon. I have also grown some green plants to purify the air inside house, which give me happy and fun. With new days comes new strength and new thoughts,try to find peace and pleasure among all the hustle and bustle of the modern life.
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• Philippines
2 Aug 16
@Sun7788 Well, Mom's doing great with plants and flowers to purify air. but with me i just want to raise veggies
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Jul 16
this may sound weird but I like making smoothies with Okra. I hate to eat that vegetable but it works well with pineapple shakes.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
It's not weird because I use to make smoothies with okra, then added with moringa and yogurt drink @CaptAlbertWhisker but something is wrong with my blender.
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 Have you considered buying a new one?
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I don't know, right now i don't have budget. Adding okra made a huge difference.
@velvet53 (16145)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Jul 16
I hope you get some okra from your plant. I love to grow vegetables and now that I have a juicer I like them more.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 16
For the moment there's two new ones growing but I've decided to jsut focus on making soup instead @velvet53
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@velvet53 (16145)
• Palisade, Colorado
31 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 They will be waiting for you when you want to eat them.
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@salonga (27995)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
I am looking forward to see your post with your fruiting okra.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Well, i kept looking at it but it's still nothing @salonga hopefully soon.
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@salonga (27995)
• Philippines
30 Jul 16
@Letranknight2015 Just wait and see.
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@Jackalyn (6620)
• Oxford, England
3 Aug 16
I love watching things grow. I put stuff in pots as I rent and can't dig up the garden. I love walking out in the morning and looking at the progress.
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• Philippines
3 Aug 16
I do this every morning lately @Jackalyn so what plants have you grown? I hope by next year I can harvest the okra.
@responsiveme (14477)
• India
31 Jul 16
Your health will definitely improve with veggies:) How do you cook your okra?
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• Philippines
2 Aug 16
I just add them to the soup, but sometimes i just boil them too. But not this okra, they haven't grown yet
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@Drosophila (16730)
• Ireland
30 Jul 16
Love okra
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• Philippines
2 Aug 16
yup me too @Drosophila
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@shaggin (36286)
• United States
30 Jul 16
I love growing my own things but I am not very good at gardening. Great job with you okra plant.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 16
Hello @shaggin me neither, only my mom is very much good at gardening. Maybe in time I will learn to raise more.