Okra Varsha – Desi Vegetable Seeds
||Okra, Gumbo, Ladyfinger, Bhindi. Abelmoschus esculentus (Botanical name)
||Grows more than 4 feet and can spread 3 feet wide.
||summer, rainy, winter
||Easy to grow
Planting And Care
- Eliminate weeds when the plants are young, then mulch heavily to prevent more weeds from growing
- Keep the plants well watered throughout the summer months; 1 inch of water per week is ideal, but use more if you are in a hot, arid region
- After the first harvest, remove the lower leaves to help speed up production
- Ladys Finger does not like to have its roots disturbed
Okra Varsha Care
- You can start okra seeds indoors in peat pots under full light 3 to 4 weeks before the last spring frost date
- Keep the seeds overnight in tepid water to help speed up germination
- Okra plants are tall, so be sure to space out the rows 3 to 4 feet apart
||It needs to be evenly moist throughout the growing season.
||Sandy loam to clay loam soil (pH 6.5 to 7.5).
||22 to 35 degree C
||Before planting, apply 1 to 2 pounds of an all-purpose garden fertilizer, such as 10-10-10.
||The first harvest will be ready about 2 months after planting. Harvest the okra when its about 2 to 3 inches long. Harvest tender pods every other day.
Okra Varsha Special Feature
Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. It is easy to grow and use and looks great throughout the growing season due to its beautiful flowers. Okra is also rich in vitamin A and low in calories.