Okra seeds should be soaked in water for at least 12-18 hours allowing them to absorb the moisture before being sowed.
Okra can grow in different types of soil but it must be fertilized well.
Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep in light soil and 1 inch deep in heavy soil;
Spacing is 3 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart.
After around 12 days, the seed will begin to germinate.
When the seeds you planted have sprouted and grown to 3 inches high, thin out the smaller seedlings and leave the strongest ones standing
Eliminate weeds when the plants are young.
Apply a layer of mulch around your plants to inhibit weed growth and aid in moisture retention
Frequent watering is necessary during the germination and flowering stages
Okra is known to attract beetles and worms that can damage the plant.
Therefore, measures like organic pesticide application should be undertaken to prevent diseases
Okra grows well in very rich soil that's packed with nutrients.
You can enrich your soil using compost, bagged organic fertilizer, or 10-10-10 fertilizer.
You should side dress the okra with compost three times: once after thinning the seedlings, once after the first pods begin to grow, and a third time halfway through the growing season.
You could also apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly.
First harvest will be ready about 2 months after planting.
Harvest the okra when it’s about 2 to 3 inches long. Harvest it every other day.
Harvest daily with a sharp knife when they are no more than finger-sized and stems are still tender and easy to cut.
Pick frequently and the plants will keep producing until killed by frost.
Be sure to remove and compost any mature pods you might have missed earlier.