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Garden Okra

Jambalaya

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Garden Okra

Jambalaya

Once weather heats up, fast growing okra plants really take off, with handsome hollyhock-like flowers quickly followed by heavy yields of crunchy, ...
Once weather heats up, fast growing okra plants really take off, with handsome hollyhock-like flowers quickly followed by heavy yields of crunchy, dark green pods. Pick okra young and tender to enjoy lightly battered and fried, or sauté, stirfry, stew or pickle your pods. Cooking with acid ingredients like tomatoes, lemon or vinegar minimizes okra’s slippery texture. This tasty hot weather crop is now a favorite far beyond its original home in the South.
Seed Count: Approx. 30 / Weight: 1.5 gms / F-1 Hybrid
$ 3.19

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost date. Soak seeds overnight in tepid water to soften hard seed coats. Plant 1/2 inch deep in individual 3-4 inch pots of seed starting mix. Keep warm and provide a strong light source. Transplant 1 foot apart in rich garden soil in full sun only after temperatures reach 55-60° F (13-16° C) both day and night.

 

TO PLANT DIRECTLY OUTDOORS

When spring weather reaches 55-60° F (13-16° C) both day and night, plant in well-amended, rich garden soil in full sun. Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 6 inches apart. When seedlings are 3-4 inches tall, thin to one foot apart so plants have room to grow and mature.

 

GROWING NOTES

Okra seeds do not store well and germinate at about 50%, so start with fresh seeds each season. Plants need consistent hot weather, but once established, they really crank out pods! Provide consistent moisture; mulching is a good strategy. Feed plants monthly. Keep pods picked for most production.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

May – June
April – June
Full sun
6 inches apart
1/2 inch deep
7 – 10 days
50 – 60

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

May – June
April – June
Full sun
6 inches apart
1/2 inch deep
7 – 10 days
50 – 60

Cold Winters

May – June

Mild Winters

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Space Seeds

6 inches apart
1/2 inch deep

Days To Germinate

7 – 10 days

Days To Harvest

50 – 60

Photos From Our Trial Garden

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