How To Plant Okra Seed – A Step by Step Guide

Following a step-by-step guide on how to plant okra seed is crucial to ensure you do not destroy the seeds at the start of their journey.

Guide For How To Plant Okra Seed

Okra requires full sun to thrive.  It grows in ordinary garden soil, especially fertile loam soil. 

You can start Okra seeds indoors in pots full of peat 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost date using indoor light.

The Best Time To Plant Okra Seeds

Choose an area that receives full sun. Okra is adaptable to most soils but you must use well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Soil should be acidic with a pH value of 5.8 to 7.0.

Choosing And Preparing The Planting Site

Caring For The Okra Plant

Watering.  Provide regular watering during the flowering and pod development.

Diseases and Pests.  Plant Okra where you have practiced good crop rotation especially ...

Store your harvested okra in the refrigerator in perforated plastic bags.  Do not wash it before storage as this will encourage the growth of mold quickly. Use the stored okra within a few days before the pods start to darken.

A Note About Growing Okra

Grow Okra From Seed

There are so many reasons you will want to add okra to your list of vegetables you are growing in your garden.  It is easy to grow and basically trouble-free as long as it’s provided with the right conditions to grow.