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Growing Okra, also Ladyfinger, gumbo

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23 Mar 09 Sue Marler (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi there My first thoughts are to do a soil test - often soils from local stores are not always as 'organic' as they could be given the health regulations and processes before sale soils need healthy bacteria - one of the vital aspects of healthy organic soil. Create your own compost or worm farm and check the pH / mineral content of your soil too.
26 Aug 12 Maria Treffinger (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Can you buy okra in Australia? Do you find it in the supermarket? My niece is in Australia for the semester and wants to make gumbo. Thank you. Maria
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