Information About Okra

A traditional Southern favorite for generations, you don’t have to be Southern to grow okra, as this tropical vegetable thrives in climates with warm summers. Want to know more about how to grow okra in your garden? The following articles provide tips and information about growing and caring for okra plants.

Planting Okra: How To Grow Okra

Okra is a wonderful vegetable that is used in all sorts of soups and stews. It is pretty versatile, but not a lot of people actually grow it. If you are thinking about planting okra, read here for growing tips.

Okra Companion Plants – Learn About Companion Planting With Okra

Okra plant companions are plants that thrive with okra. Companion planting with okra can deter pests and generally boost growth and production. Find out what to plant near okra in this article so your garden can reap the benefits.

Red Burgundy Okra: Growing Red Okra Plants In The Garden

You thought okra was green? What kind of okra is red? As the name suggests, the plant bears 2- to 5-inch long, torpedo-shaped fruit but is the red okra edible? Click this article to find out all about growing red okra plants.

Collecting Okra Seeds – How To Save Okra Seeds For Planting Later

Okra is a warm season vegetable that produces long, thin, edible pods nicknamed ladies’ fingers. If you grow okra in your garden, collecting okra seeds is a cheap and easy way to get seeds for next year’s garden. Read this article to find out how to save okra seeds.

Ornamental Okra Plants: Tips On Growing Okra In Containers And Garden Beds

Okra is a nutrient-rich vegetable with a mild flavor but not everyone likes it. If you don’t want to raise the vegetable for eating, you can still grow ornamental okra plants. The big, hibiscus-like blooms are anything but unpleasant. Learn more here.

Information On How To Harvest Okra

Growing okra is a pretty simple garden task. Harvesting okra can be tricky, however, because you have to get to them before the pods become tough. This article can help with tips on when and how to pick okra.