Been trying to grow okra for ~12 yrs. had 1 mediocre yr. Don’t have a clue why.Two things about mantises:
1. They are most likely Chinese mantids that don't belong here
2. They will happily eat your pollinators
Raccoons got some of our sweet corn. Bean plants climbing up the cornstalks.
Harvesting beans, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, basil, zucchini, squash, and a turnip from last year. Potatoes not dong so well, and neither is the okra (yay!).