Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Okra is a warm-season vegetable that grows well in southern and central regions. It produces long, slender pods that are harvested and used in soups, stews, and side dishes.
- Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5
- Water: Regular watering, especially during dry spells
- Light: Full sun
- Sowing Method: Direct sow
- Growing Days: 50
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds 1 inch deep and 12 inches apart in rows that are 3 feet apart. Soak seeds overnight to help speed up germination.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest pods when they are 2-3 inches long for the best flavor and texture. Harvest regularly to encourage more production.