Growing Okra

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Growing okra in full sun to partial shade works very well. Learn how to grow okra in your vegetable garden in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb. Okra, an excellent vegetable that you should try. Now, okra we've often considered to be a southern vegetable, but a lot of folks all over the country have been trying okra, because it does well in full sun to partial shade. It will give you nice pods, that you can use in many different ways. If you've only had fried okra, well that's only one potential way, of using okra. As far as growing it, it's an easy vegetable to grow. Plant them about two to three foot apart, maybe a little bit closer, sometimes twenty four to thirty six inches. Make sure you give them enough room, because they do get to be a larger plant. They'll get about three feet tall. Okra of course, has a nice look to the foliage, a good looking plant. Add extra peat moss, extra cow manure at planting time. Make sure it's well drained. You'll notice that the soil has some peat and Perlite, and the Perlite helps to make sure that the soil doesn't hold moisture, too, too long. As far as watering, we mentioned about every two to three days, once they're mature. The smaller the plant, the more frequently you have to give them some water, good water soluble plant food, about every two to three weeks and you'll be harvesting okra all summer long. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb.