Okra Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Malvaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Warm
Typical Zones Grown In:
7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
When to Start Indoors:
March , April , May
Sprouting Time:
10-14 days
Soil Temperature (C):
20-30°C
Depth:
1/2 inch
Spacing (cm):
15 cm
Row Spacing (cm):
12-24 inches
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
2-3 Months
When To Harvest:
May, June, July, August, September, October
How to Harvest:
Pick Pods When Young and Tender

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Pods
Potential Health Benefits:
Vitamin C, Calcium, Fiber

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Corn, Eggplant
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Aphids, Whiteflies, Spider Mites
Common Disease:
Downy Mildew, Root Rot
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in sunny location, harvest pods when they are young

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