Last week we had our third harvest of the season of 1 lbs. of cherry tomatoes, 4 lbs. of collard greens and an additional 3 lbs. of carrots. All of the tomatoes harvested this year were the produce of luck, as tomato plants began to sprout up around the perimeter of the garden as the summer progressed.
During the harvest, I also noticed that the large white flowers produced by the okra plants were beginning to form into healthy okra and was able to harvest about 2 lbs. Native to Africa, okra grow best in hot weather and are a popular crop in the southeastern states. Despite their exotic origins, the okra grown in the garden were among the most successful crops due to their hardiness and tolerance to pests.