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Hill country red Okra Seeds.

Hill country red Okra Seeds.

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Hill country red Okra Seeds | Non-GMO |

30 seeds

Hill Country Red okra seeds are a heirloom variety of okra that is known for its beautiful red and green pods and its mild flavor. Hill Country Red okra is a good choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners, as it is relatively easy to grow and produces a bountiful harvest.

To grow Hill Country Red okra seeds, follow these steps:

  1. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date in your area. Fill a seed starting tray with well-draining potting mix and moisten it thoroughly. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch deep and space them about 1 inch apart. Cover the tray with plastic wrap to create a warm, humid environment.
  2. Place the seed starting tray in a warm location, such as a sunny windowsill or near a heat mat. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. The seeds should germinate within 14-21 days.
  3. Once the seedlings have two sets of true leaves, they can be transplanted into individual pots. Use a well-draining potting mix and space the seedlings about 2 inches apart.
  4. When the seedlings are about 6 inches tall and have hardened off, they can be transplanted into the garden. Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil. Space the plants 18-24 inches apart.
  5. Water the plants deeply once a week, or more often if the weather is hot and dry. Fertilize the plants every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  6. Hill Country Red okra is typically ripe 60-90 days after transplanting. The pods will be bright red and firm when ripe.
  7. Harvest the pods when they are 2-4 inches long. Be sure to wear gloves when harvesting okra, as the sap can irritate your skin.

Hill Country Red okra is a delicious and versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes. It is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Okra can be eaten fresh, cooked, or pickled. It is a popular ingredient in gumbo, soups, stews, and stir-fries.

Here are some additional tips for growing Hill Country Red okra:

  • Okra plants are susceptible to pests and diseases, so it is important to inspect them regularly.
  • If you are growing okra outdoors in a cooler climate, you may need to bring them indoors during the winter months.
  • Okra plants are heavy feeders, so be sure to fertilize them regularly.
  • Okra plants need good drainage, so be sure to plant them in a raised bed or in a pot with drainage holes.
  • Okra plants are relatively drought-tolerant, but they will produce the best fruit if they are watered regularly.
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