Okra Gardening Tips and Advice
Okra is a popular southern vegetable, so as you can imagine, it likes midsummer heat! It does well in just about any soil condition, as long as there is good drainage. Okra grows big, with plants up to six feet.
For the best luck with any gardening endeavor, make sure you are using quality garden tools and supplies.
Sow okra seeds 1/2 inch deep and 6 inches apart in rows that are 30 to 48 inches apart. Thin the plants so that they are 12 to 18 inches apart. Sow seeds after the danger of frost has passed in the spring, or in the early summer. You can harvest okra when the pods are about 2 to 4 inches long. Wear gloves, because they can be kind of prickly.
Days to harvest: 55 to 65 days
Check out Lady Bird Johnson's recipe for LBJ Ranch Pickled Okra.
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