Okra has a distinct flavor. It is really hard to describe. DH likes his pickled while I will eat it pretty much any ole way. Here one small jar of pickled okra is 6 bucks. I want to give it a go on pickling some and freezing some while having fresh for gumbo and soups.
Yes I am from Colorado but have always liked southern dishes better than bland Colorado born dishes. Maybe that is why I married someone from Mississippi.
I am not fond of regular ole grocery store radishes but find I like the french breakfast radish quite a lot. I also plant lemon cucumbers which are never in the grocery due to short shelf life. For me they are the perfect single serving size.
My tomato plants did get blown over by some heavy gusts we had. Luckily I was in the yard at the time and was able to quickly get them back upright. I need to either build or buy super sized cages if I am going to be able to deal with massive plants like those.