I saved a handful of leaves and they're drying in the kitchen. Once they're dry I'll crumble the leaves and put them in jars to add to smoothies or tea.
My two okra plants are still growing strong. As I was weeding near the sunchokes, I noticed two more okra are still struggling along.
I pulled up one of my two cassava plants (the one that ended up in the shade) and there wasn't a root to be found. Nada. Zip. I was a bit disappointed. I probably pulled it too early - it's only a year old. So I'll leave the other one for several more months. I've been searching the interwebs to see if I should have pinched the tops off at some point to get them to branch out. I'm perplexed because all the images of cassava plants seem to be a huge bush. Both of mine are just one very tall shoot. Hmmmm.
It was definitely a disappointment about the cassava, but I cut the stalk into several segments and will try regrowing more plants. The very top section I kept about 16" long, trimmed all but the very top leaves, and placed it in water. I'll plant it in a few days. I thought I'd give it a drink until the shock wears off.
And speaking of papaya, my fruits are still growing bigger every day.
It was a productive day for once!