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Climate: Dry, Sub-tropical, Temperate, Tropical Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Soil Type: Peat, Sand
Clemson Spineless Green Okra Seeds
Widely grown in the southern United States, okra is commonly used in soups and stews. It can also be steamed, boiled, baked, fried, grilled, or pickled. While okra thrives in the heat of the South, it can also be successfully grown in Iowa and other Midwestern states.
Okra is a member of the Malvaceae or mallow family. Other plants in this family include cotton, hollyhock, and hibiscus.
Okra performs best in well-drained, fertile soils in full sun. Avoid wet, poorly drained sites. Soil pH is generally not a problem as okra grows well in soils that are slightly acidic to slightly alkaline (pH 6.5 to 7.5).
Okra can be established by sowing seeds directly into the garden or by setting out transplants. To enhance germination, soak okra seeds in water for several hours or overnight before sowing.
Sow okra seeds outdoors about 2 weeks after the danger of frost is past. In central Iowa, mid to late May would be an appropriate planting date. Sow seeds 1 inch deep. Space seeds 4 to 6 inches apart within the row. Rows should be spaced 3 feet apart. When seedlings are several inches tall, thin the row so the remaining plants are spaced 1 1/2 to 2 feet apart.
Okra seedlings do not transplant well. When starting plants indoors, sow okra seeds in peat pots. Plant 2 seeds in each pot. After germination, thin to one plant per pot. Sow okra seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.
Terms and conditions, READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $14 from this ad will be shipped with tracking, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping (NO TRACKING and no planting instructions to keep seed costs to the buyer low), in a ziplock baggie. Our goal is to save you money on quality seeds. We are responsible sellers, and we make sure our buyers are well taken care of. Shipped within 2 business days after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily available online, but if you can’t find germinating and care instructions, please feel free to message us). Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 ziplock. We are not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item(s).
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