Emerald Okra Seeds.
Emerald Okra Seeds.
Emerald Okra Seeds | Non-GMO | Heirloom. 40 Seeds
To grow Emerald okra seeds, follow these steps:
- 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 1/2 inch deep and space them about 1 inch apart. Cover the tray with plastic wrap to create a warm, humid environment.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 12-18 inches apart.
- 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.
- Emerald okra is typically ripe 60-90 days after transplanting. The pods will be long and slender with a smooth, bright green surface. The pods will be firm when ripe.
- 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.
Here are some additional tips for growing Emerald okra seeds:
- Emerald okra is a heat-loving plant, so it is important to choose a sunny location to plant them.
- Okra plants need well-drained soil. If your soil is heavy clay, you can improve drainage by adding compost or sand.
- Okra plants are heavy feeders, so be sure to fertilize them regularly. Use a balanced fertilizer that is high in phosphorus and potassium.
- Okra plants are susceptible to pests and diseases, such as aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies. Inspect your plants regularly and treat any pests or diseases immediately.
- To keep your okra plants producing, be sure to harvest the pods regularly. When you harvest a pod, the plant will produce more pods.