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Hill Country Red Okra Seeds ,Bhindi, Gumbo , Abelmoschus Esculentus, Heirloom! (100 seeds)
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Okra, Hill Country Red (Abelmoschus esculentus) South Texas heirloom. Beautiful 6' tall red-stemmed plants produce wide green pods tinged with red. Full of the good okra flavor popular in the hill regions of the south. Excellent pickling variety. 60-70 days. Planting Tips: A hot weather plant, start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost date. Soak seeds overnight before planting. Transplant into the garden a month after last frost date. A heavy feeder, make sure to plant in fertile soil. Okra is from Africa. Okra loves heat. Days must be over 80F to produce decent crops. The soil must be over 70F. If you have cool summers wait to plant Okra at the end of May or 1st week in June. Plant next heat sinks like rock walls or south sides of structures. Try placing a few bricks or rocks at the base of established plants a heat sinks. Once established Okra is very drought tolerant. However, watering every 7-10 will produce higher yields. However don't over water. Okra does like drier soils than most of your veggies. Ovoid planting Okra in wet, soggy soils. Okra will grow best in soil that has been worked down to a level of 10". Thin plants to about a 12" apart. Fertilize your bed with composted manure before hand, but do not feed too much nitrogen was established. This will cause luxuriant growth and few blooms/pods. MORE INFORMATION okra thrives in the heat. From the same family as the hollyhock, it produces hibiscus-like flowers and grows 3 to 6 feet tall. In the United States, okra is best known for its starring role in the gumbo of the Deep South or as a fried vegetable. In Asia, okra is often pickled or used in stir-fries. Cultivation Start okra from seed - it does not transplant well so in pot that is biodegradable . The seed should be planted directly in the ground outside about 2 weeks after all danger of frost has passed. Here in Pennsylvania it means that I plant outside sometime between May 20 and 30.
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