How To Grow Okra In Containers

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As a gardener it is wise, to not only rely on the official gardening season, but to also be actively involved in container gardening. This will allow you to grow stuff throughout the year either inside your house or using a greenhouse. With that in mind, let us take a look at how to grow okra in containers.

There are quite a few different varieties available such as Clemson, Emerald, Lee, Annie Oakley, Chinese and Purple. Take the time to select one, or maybe try out a few and then decide later. I personally like the Clemson variety, simply because it only requires 60 days to mature. I would really like to try the Purple, sometime soon.

How To Grow Okra In Containers
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • okra seeds
  • seed starter tray
  • seed starter mix
  • larger container
  • potting mix
  • liquid fertilizer
  • fish/sea weed mix

The best time to plant your seeds, is 4 to 6 weeks before your last frost. Place your seeds about half an inch deep, pushing it in with your finger and then covering the seed with the mix. Don’t forget to water your seeds so they germinate within 14 days. They should be ready for transplanting to a bigger pot when the seedlings are about 4 to 5 inches long.

Apply a liquid fertilizer mixed with your water every 3 weeks, to keep your plants healthy. Okra loves warm to hot temperatures at between 60 to 70 degrees F to really flourish. Your first pods should be ready to harvest after about 2 to 3 months. The great thing about okra, is that it will keep producing more pods even after you begin harvesting.

You can watch the video below on how to grow okra in containers…

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