Okra Plants
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How do you get okra to germinate ? Tried peat pots with starting mix over heat mat but no luck after 2 weeks. Seeds soaked in water

Zone 50278 | rschnor added on June 23, 2019 | Answered

24 hour prior. Last year's okra seeds will not germinate . New seeds did not germinate after soaking over night , then starting soil in peat pots over heat mat since germinating temp. must be high.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on June 23, 2019

Okra doesn't like wet media. This is the most usual suspect when questioning why okra won't germinate. I like to place my seeds directly into soil, and water just enough to wet the area and keep just that small area moist until germination, or you can get the soil slightly moist before planting.

Make sure that when you squeeze the soil, no drops of water come out. If you see excess water at all then it is too wet.

This article will help to grow okra:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/okra/planting-okra.htm

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