Because we can.
It grows in drought. It grows when the rain won’t quit. It keeps growing and producing until frost finally kills it. And you get new okra every day.
Chuck planted 14 seeds and got 14 plants. We are about to quit trying to eat it all and start freezing it. (We bought a chest freezer to be delivered next Saturday because the one in the kitchen can’t keep up.)
The consensus here is that anyone who thinks they don’t have a green thumb should try growing okra. It will make you feel like Mr. Greenjeans.