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Perkins Long Pod Okra Seeds.

Perkins Long Pod Okra Seeds.

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Perkins Long Pod Okra Seeds - 40 seeds.

Perkins Long Pod okra is a heirloom variety of okra that is known for its long, slender pods and its mild flavor. It is a popular choice for canning and pickling, as well as for cooking fresh. Perkins Long Pod okra is also a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber.

To grow Perkins Long Pod 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 1/2 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 12-18 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. Perkins Long Pod okra is typically ripe 60-90 days after transplanting. The pods will be long and slender with a bright green color. The pods will be 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.

Here are some additional tips for growing Perkins Long Pod okra seeds:

  • Perkins Long Pod 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.


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