150 Seeds Long Green Okra Seeds Lady Fingers Ochro Gumbo Bhindi Clemson SpinelessRegular price $10.99 Save $-10.99
Dwarf Long Green Pod Okra is a tender, heat loving annual. Heirloom Okra seed can be direct sown in hot climates, or started indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost for an early crop or in cooler climates. Soaking Okra seeds for 2 hours before planting will speed germination. When to Start Okra Seeds. Start your okra seeds indoors anywhere from mid-March to mid-April, depending on where you live. It takes four to six weeks for the seeds to germinate and grow strong enough to transplant outside, so count back three weeks from the expected last frost date, and you'll know when to start the seeds. Over watering okra can cause root rot and disfigured plants. Depending on rain fall amounts, okra does best with about 1/2-inch of water per week . The great thing about growing okra is you can actually go without watering them for a month and the plants will never miss a beat! Soak okra seeds in a cup of lukewarm water overnight or for up to 24 hours before planting to soften the seed coat and help speed germination. Plant a row of three to five okra seeds 1 inch deep and about 3 inches apart. Water until the potting mix feels moist, but not soggy. Don't let the mix dry out before germination.