Okra have to be planted late in the spring or early summer when the ground is warm. it should then be thinned so the seedling are spaced 12 to 18 inches apart. it grows very fast and should be harvested frequently While still tender. Harvesting every few days will prevent hardness.
Starting okra seeds:
Soak okra seeds in warm water for twenty-four hours before planting and keep the soil temperature at 24ºC (75°F)or above. The Soil should be rich and high in potash with a pH of 6.0-6.8. plant the seeds ¼” deep in flats 7-8 weeks before transplanting. Germination may take up to two weeks. Transplant the seedlings in a sunny location after last frost.
Okra is a tropical plant therefore requiring warm weather conditions. Keep moist and and fertilize well.
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