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- Store seeds in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to sow them.
- Ladies’ finger seeds can be planted from June to July.
- Ladies’ finger plants need 4-6 hours of direct sunlight every day to form proper roots.
- Use well-drained Abono potting soil mix with added Abono Coco-peat, and Abono Compost.
- Plants should be spaced 3-4 inches apart in a container for proper root development.
- Ladies’ fingers are grown by direct seed sowing in containers.
- Sow seeds about 0.5 cm deep, and plant 2-3 seeds in each planting hole.
- Firm the soil gently after covering the seeds and water them immediately.
- Seeds should germinate within 8-10 days.
- Ladies’ fingers can be harvested within 60 days of seed sowing.
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In India, ladyfinger is a popular vegetable crop. It is harvested during the months of Kharif (June-August) and Zaid (January-March). It is cultivated in tropical and subtropical climates. Vitamins, protein, calcium, and other minerals abound in okra. Okra can be grown in a variety of soil types. The best soil for growing okra is sandy loam to clay loam with plenty of organic matter and good drainage. It can grow well in heavy soils if sufficient drainage is available.
How to Grow Okra:
Seeds should be sown 1/2 inch deep in light soil and 1 inch deep in heavy soil, with 3-inch spacing in 3-foot rows. Seedlings should be spaced 18 to 24 inches apart, with the strongest of the young plants being chosen.
It cannot tolerate cold climatic conditions, the ladyfinger demands a warm temperature during its growing cycle. For optimal growth, it requires a temperature range of 22-35°C. Its good growth depends on the rainy season. When the temperature falls below 20°C, seeds are unable to germinate. Ladyfinger is sensitive to temperatures above 40°C.
Before sowing seeds, add a 2:1 ratio of good quality organic manure to the soil. Well-rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost, or vermicompost can all be used as organic fertilizers. If your Okra plant is more than 45 days old, treat it with 1 tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or a handful of Vermicompost.
Any stink bugs that arise should be picked by hand because they can produce deformed pods. Corn earworms, cabbage loopers, aphids, and flea beetles are some of the pests that might cause problems. In warmer climates, fusarium wilt, a soil-borne disease, can be a problem. Pull and remove damaged plants if the disease causes the leaves to yellow and wilt. Crop rotation is the most effective way to avoid this.
In the summer, water your potted Okra plant every day, and every other day in the winter. Water the soil around the plant using a hose. Make sure the plants get water in the shape of a shower rather than a single flow by using a watering can.
Ladyfinger plants need to be in direct sunshine. As a result, your raised bed should be constructed in a bright, sunny location. Place the container in direct sunshine.
|Growing Temperature||20 – 30°C|
|Germination Temperature||20 °C Ideal|
|Germination Time||7 – 15 days|
|Soil pH||6.0 – 6.5|
|Sunlight Need||At least 4 hours per day|
|Preferred Planting Method||Direct sowing/ Transplanting|
|Container size||30-40 liter|
|Time to Harvest||45-60 days from germination depending on the variety|
|Harvest Period||45-60 days|