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.
Melon, Cucumber, Pepper and Eggplant.
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 personalised 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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