(Best months for growing Okra in USA - Zone 5a regions)
S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed
In warm districts okra can be sown in garden beds. Raise seedlings in a similar way to capsicums - warmth is essential. Pick pods within a week of flowers opening - at about 5 - 8 cm long. Pods become tough and inedible if left too long.
Pods have a high gum content so do not appeal to everyone.
Use pods fresh or dried in soups or casseroles or as a boiled vegetable.
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