Growing Okra, also Ladyfinger, gumbo

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S   P              

(Best months for growing Okra in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 68°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 14 - 24 inches apart
  • Harvest in 11-14 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Peppers (Capsicum, Chili), Eggplant (Aubergine)

Your comments and tips

07 Jul 20, Matt Holloway (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Nope, get em in the ground!
25 Jun 20, Hope Livingstone (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Can okra grow in winter if so in which areas
26 Jun 20, Anonymous (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Go the okra page. Then I suggest you go through all the different climate zones for south Africa and see if it says plant in winter.
29 May 20, Maggie Sorrels (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Is it too late to plant okra seeds ? How long till harvest?
17 May 20, Chuck Celestine (USA - Zone 8b climate)
it's May 16th and I'm wanting to sow some okra seeds. Has anyone had success in zone 8b? Would love some tips, for i don't have much room so I do mostly containers, but I can make space if needed. Thanks so much Chuck Celestine
01 May 20, Bob (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Is it best to direct sow or transplant okra in 9a.
09 May 20, Kimberly Borzillo (USA - Zone 7b climate)
direct sow....can do 2 week succession planting... okra loves hot weather and is very forgiving.
21 Apr 20, Suresh (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I GOT A OKRA PLANT IN MY GARDEN , Grown really well and healthy and blooming a lot of buds and flowers. But the buds turns brown and falls. I need to know what's the solution for that? The plants are about three months old.
22 Apr 20, M (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I suggest you research on the internet why they are falling off. I have never grown them.
30 Oct 19, Ronald thivhedzani mutshweni (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Is right to grow okra in November, am staying at Hagumbu village, I got water to water the plants
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Nope, get em in the ground!

- Matt Holloway

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