Growing Okra, also Ladyfinger, gumbo

View the Okra page

15 Nov 09 Dmitri (Australia - temperate climate)
Hey i have a few Okra plants growing that i have just planted out in the back yard as seedlings and they are growing strong, i have found some small flower buds on the young plants and was wondering if this is common with transplants or if i should cut the buds off and allow the young plants to focus on growing as they are still quite small. My zucchini seem to be growing flowers already and they are only small, recent transplants. Has anyone experience anything similiar?
19 Nov 16 Cecilia (Australia - temperate climate)
Can you grow okra next to tomatoes and basil running out of garden space.
16 May 16 Ayeka (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I planted okra seeds and realised belatedly that it's the wrong season for this vege. Is there any way I can salvage the plants? They have become strong seedlings, but I read that they don't do well in cold weather. Is planting it indoors until summer an option? Sorry, I am a total newb at gardening.
29 Aug 12 Ravi (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
No! - It is quite OK for okra to start fruiting early - just wait till the weather gets a bit warmer, the plants will then grow up so quickly. Mka esure you keep picking up the okra when they are still tender (4 - 5 inches max)
Gardenate App

Put Gardenate in your pocket. Get our app for iPhone, iPad or Android to add your own plants and record your plantings and harvests

Planting Reminders

Join our 60,000+ gardeners who already use Gardenate and subscribe to the free Gardenate planting reminders email newsletter.


Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About Gardenate | Contact us | Privacy Policy

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. Gardenate is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.