Read our small guide on how to grow Okra at your homes with minimal efforts.
Start by growing Lady Finger seeds indoors in pots and transplant them when the weather warms up. However, if you live in warmer climates then you can directly plant them outdoors. Okra thrives in full-heat sun, place the plant in a spot that receives 5-6 hours of sunlight or else it won’t produce much fruit. Follow one simple rule - the hotter, the better.
The plant grows best in the soil with a PH level between 6.5-7. You can have your soil tested or check soil quality at home. If you would prefer not to change your soil’s Ph level, then simply add compost material to your soil to make it nutrition-rich. Okra grows well in soil that is packed with nutrients. You can enrich your soil by adding compost material.
Planting & Transplantation
To grow Okra, sow the seeds 7-8 inches apart and ½ inches deep. If you’re planning to grow okra indoors and transplanting them later, be sure to space them 9 to 10 inches apart. Handle the seedlings very carefully as they’re delicate and can be easily damaged. Dig a hole deep enough to hold the entire root balls. Place the seedling in the soil and fully cover the roots.
Keep your Okra plant hydrated, water your plant every morning to allow it to retain water throughout the day. Space out the seedlings by thinning them when they’re about 3 inches tall. Thin out the smaller seedlings and leave the stronger ones intact. Keep your plant away from unwanted pests and weeds. If you spot any unwanted plants, remove them. To keep the bugs at bay, use a homemade pesticide and keep your plant in a good shape.
Your first produce will be ready within 45 to 50 days of planting. Harvest the produce when it’s 2-3 inches tall and keep harvesting once every two days. Use a scissor or simply pluck them just above their caps. Once you make a cut, another pod will start to grow from the same spot. Keep harvesting Okra until the plant stops producing the crop.
That’s all you have to do to get fresh supply of Okra in your gardens and homes. Get high-quality seeds from AllThatGrows and start growing!