Okra, (Abelmoschus esculentus L.a), a vegetable which is used extensively in stews and soups, can also be appreciated baked, grilled, pickled or steamed. Clemson Spineless is a dark green straight selection that is without spines and has pointed pods. Okra is a warm- . Okra is one of the mallow family, along with hollyhock, hibiscus and cotton. Okra thrives in well-drained, organic soil having a pH between 6.5 and 7.5. It’s always best to to sow them into the backyard two months following the last frost or when soil temperatures reach 60 degrees Fahrenheit because okra seeds don’t transplant well.

Select a backyard website with fertile, well-draining soil.

Add 8″ of well- aged materials to the backyard and perform it in properly.

So the soil is moist but not saturated, water the whole backyard area.

Sow three okra seeds 15-inches apart and 1-inch deep. Space rows three feet apart.

Water the whole planting area.

Cut off weakest after they reach 3″ tall seedling. Leave one wholesome seedling in every group.

When seedlings are 12″ large bone meal around each plant.

Place a 2 inch layer of good mulch across the bottom of every plant to help keep moisture.

Harvest pods five times following the flowers have opened. Harvest every two times for best results.