If you haven't planted your okra yet don't worry. You still have plenty of time to get them started and producing before the end of summer. They'll grow nice and healthy as long as you keep them watered. The love the heat.
If you've never tried okra this is the year to do so. You can enjoy them in soups, pickled, fresh, fried or any other way you want to eat them. Being in the south I wouldn't be normal if I didn't like fried okra. You can fry them whole or cut up but either way they're pretty good. You can dip them in ranch dressing if you like or catsup.