Okra is also called as Lady’s Finger and Bhendi. Fruits are medium-short in size with thick pulp. Soak seeds in a bowl of water for 2-3 hours and then sow the seeds. Sow the seeds directly on the desired location or in the pot. Raising seedlings is not required for okra seeds. Cover the seeds with fine cocopeat and don’t let the soil to dry out completely. Cover the pot with Jute bag/Dry grass which releases heat and helps the seeds to germinate faster. Keep the soil always moist but not soggy for good germination. Okra grows well when temperatures are in between 20°C – 35°C. Frequent cutting of okra gives more yield based on plant growing conditions. Okra plants needs full sun and cant tolerate to shaded areas.
Note: For best germination results, use all the seeds within 2 weeks after reaching you. For growing seedlings use a fine mixture of soil/sand, Coco-peat & compost in 1:3:1 ratio. For more information check out how to sow seeds.