Okra is easy to grow and use and looks lovely throughout the growing season due to its beautiful flowers. It’s also rich in vitamin A and low in calories, which makes it a great addition to your diet.
PLANTING WHEN TO PLANT OKRA
You can start okra seeds indoors in peat pots under full light 3 to 4 weeks before the last spring frost date.
In warmer areas, you can also start okra directly in your garden 3 to 4 weeks before the last spring frost date as long as you cover the plants with a cold frame or grow tunnel until the weather warms up fully. Make sure that the covering is 2 to 3 feet tall so that the plants have room to grow.
CHOOSING AND PREPARING A PLANTING SITE As a warm-weather crop, okra appreciates full sun. Okra is adaptable and will grow in most soils, though it performs best in well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter. Soil should ideally be on the acidic side, with a pH between 5.8 and 7.0. HOW TO PLANT OKRA
If you are planting okra transplants, be sure to space them 30 to 60 cm apart to give them ample room to grow.
Plant okra seeds about 10 to 25mm deep and 25 to 40cm apart in a row. You can soak the seeds overnight in tepid water to help speed up germination.
Okra plants are tall, so space out the rows 75 to 100cm apart.
Minimum of 20 seeds per pack
All seeds are tested and grown on our farm in Malawi and our growing area in South Africa. Please check conditions in your area for the type of seed to be grown. Growth rates and germination times are dependent on many factors such as soil conditions, rainfall/watering patterns, climate, and many more.
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