One of my favorite vegetables to include in the Filipino dish Sinigang is okra. However, we don’t need much of it since we don’t prepare it every week. This is the reason I grow this vegetable in pots — where they actually do quite well. We haven’t bought seed in years due to our practice of saving several okra pods from the previous season — so if you were to ask the variety, I’d be hard pressed to provide it.

In the past few season, we’ve kept our okra crop to three large pots. Between crops, I turn the soil and complement it with a fresh batch of compost and manure. There are several plants in each pod. Although the tight plant grouping provides support, we still prop the batch of okra plants using a circular 42-inch high wire trellis.

We’ll provide more photos as the plants mature and produce pods.