How many okras can I get with one okra plant?
They tend to only grow 1 or 2 pods at a time. When you harvest a pod, they start to grow a new one and will do this until the season is over. It is best to grow several plants at a time so that you have enough to harvest at once for a meal.
I am going to plant okra. I would like to be careful about what other plant families I should be concerned about as I plan succession planting.
Okra specifically falls into the "other" category. It is related to cotton and can be very nutrient hungry, so it might be a good idea to follow it up with a nitrogen fixing plant (peas and beans) and leave the roots of those plants in the soil after they have faded. This returns the most amount of nitrogen to the soil.
The normal groupings are nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, potatoes), curbits (squash and melons), nitrogen fixing (peas and beans), cole crops (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, greens, etc), grasses (corn and corn like plants) and then all else can be grouped together (carrots, beets, radish, etc).
You do not want to plant vegetables from the same groupings in the same spots for more than 2-3 years tops, with rotating yearly being ideal. You definitely need to rotate if a plant from a grouping has been diseased. This helps balance what nutrients the plants use up from an area and also allows time for diseases that affect only certain groupings to die out.
Why is my two-inch high okra going yellow and dying? It has been growing and is still in a heated propagator.
The seedlings need nitrogen. Use a weak water based fertilizer on them.
When is the best time to plant okra?
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/okra/planting-okra.htm
When the weather has gotten to where it stays warm all day and ground temp is above 60 degrees. Okra loves hot weather.
We plant ours around mid May-early June. We are in zone 7B.
I planted the okra two weeks ago, from a 6-pack. The plants were doing well. I put Miracle Gro tomato plant food on all the plants in my garden and only the orka looks wilted. The ground around the plants looks wet. Is there anything I can do?
It could be transplant shock or it could be that the excess water in the soil is smothering the roots. If it is transplant shock, this article will help:
If it is too wet soil, you will have to wait it out and hope the plants survive.
What fertilizer mixture do I need for growing okra in east Texas sandy soil?
Compost would make a great fertilizer for growing okra or you could use a balanced commercial organic fertilizer.
I have planted my first garden this year and so far everything seems to be doing good. I have recently noticed that my Okra and Zucchini plants are turning a yellowish and brown color. The Zucchini leaves feel dry. My question is, could it be that I am watering too much? I have paid attention and used Sevin Dust to keep away the pests, and I check the garden every day. Any comments would be greatly apperciated.
It may be that you are not watering enough. Unless they are in standing water, it is hard to give them too much water. The plants need at least 2-3 inches of water, including rainfall, a week. Water from below, instead of above, if you can to minimize evaporation.
Thanks for the info. That has really helped!