Okra Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Fertile, well drained soil amended with compost.
Full sun and warm conditions.
Not required, but thrifty growth often indicates nutritional stress.
Single Plants: 1' 7" (50cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 1' 5" (45cm) with 1' 11" (60cm) row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Soak seeds in water overnight before planting them 1 inch deep and 6 inches apart in warm soil. Thin to proper spacing after two weeks.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Requires warm weather to grow well.
Use pruning shears to gather pods less than 5 inches long. Wear gloves and a long-sleeved shirt to avoid prickles.
Ants sometimes damage okra blossoms.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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Plant Diseases which Affect Okra