48 thoughts on “Basic Gardening : How to Grow and Harvest Okra the needed information on a successful harvest

    george medeiros

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Cuz just wondering 3 stages, growth, budding, harvest, meaning is it the same as growing any fruit or get by plant, cause you mention using phosphorous in the beginning but I did see flowers slow that why you said use more phosphorus wen you plant the seed before hand, did you give the soil more nitrogen for growth, since the okra give flowers early, i'm growing some now and learning as I go along, but I grown marijuana since 1973 till now I'm 68 hawaiian, planting in the beginning for growth 30 10 10, then as soon as I see it begin to buds I change to a 10 30 10 for the buds, then a month be for I harvest I stop watering and fertilizing cause I'm going to harvest my 8 to 12 foot plants, I took notice that okra starts to flower real early, no wonder why you mentioned low nitro more phosphorus flower early, npk the main ingredient in growing any plants, like marijuana smile, mahalo cuz for the much needed info I really needed again mahalo and aloha from oahu hawaii pearl city pacific palisades 96782

    Quassi's Bell Tower

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    I’m from central NY and I grow okra this year. My plants aren’t as big as your. I’m not surprised. Mine are 2 to 3 ft tall . It was really hot this year and they have done great this year. Last year they didn’t. I have been watching them every day and picking the ones that are 3in to 6in. I hope to have more next year. Pickling my okra and will fry what is growing now.

    Janie Levin

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Okra is my favorite veggie. I can eat it for breakfast with eggs, again at lunch and dinner. Great in green chili with cannellini beans and ground turkey too. Yummy.

    Saif Bread

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Learned allot from this video , thanks. My question is how often do we water Okra ?

    Fainites Barley

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    I tried growing it in England. The seed germinated. Then we had three weeks of cold rain in June and it just sat there.
    Then I bought a little plastic greenhouse for it and it’s as happy as Larry!

    devon hopson

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    in 2019, thank you for this helpful information sir.

    Richard Williams

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    I had only two okra tree in my garden last year now this year I planted 8 and thank god they are coming up all so nicely yea

    Dale Mcilwain

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Thank you for the fantastic breakdown.

    Hillbilly Hollar

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    I top my okra and my stalks get bigger than coke cans in width…I get as many okra off one topped plant than I do off of 5 untopped plants

    Nia Rankin

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Thanks for making this video!

    Loren Renee

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Marigolds are good to interplant to control root knot nematoads. The roots carry the same pungent smell of marigolds deep underground and nematodes don’t like it.

    Daniel 4774

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Thanks. ✌

    Elizabeth Harrod

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    We grow okra in containers every year. We freeze and can our okra for pickled okra with onions and peppers we grow. It is great with lima beans or any kind of pea like field peas or purple hull peas. We put it in stews, soups we love it here in Florida!

    Maniyamma Venu

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Hello

    uma radhakrishnan

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    can I sow the seeds immediately after harvesting from the plant or it needs some sleeping time to sow?

    Beauty In Simplicity

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Where did you get your 10-10-10 fertilizer? I went to Walmart and they only had it for flowers not for food.

    Sunshine Sunshine

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    ❤️❤️❤️

    MORNING GARDENER'S SHOW.

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Gardening Rebel I took the word THE off of my site and I got more hits because the word gardening is the beginning word and it's the first thing people type in. You have such a great Channel

    sandykmalta

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    My okra is 6 feet and still no blooms. How much longer?

    sandykmalta

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Thankyou very informative and you get to the point quickly!

    Maria Hartnett

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Hi there. Thank you for a very informative video. I live in the Mid North of South Australia (a temperate zone) where we have extremely hot summers. For the majority of our Summer the temperature is 86 degrees F upwards. It is not uncommon to have a week to 10 days of temperatures consistently over 100 degrees F in February. During this period the night time temperature doesn't really drop much and stays around 86 to 90 degrees. I noticed that your crop seems to be planted among trees and is quite shaded. ( or it could be the time of day that you were taking the video ) Would you recommend planting Okra in full sun when we can reach the extreme temperatures mentioned? Would they thrive as long as the root zone was kept cool with mulch and obviously regularly watered? Regards, Maria.

    partner348

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    four inch planting depth?!

    Aniyah Diloveli Lioness

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    🐝 🐝 🐝😂😂😂😂

    George Veenstra

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    This year is my first okra year. In my greenhouse it gets very hot. So the okra must like it!. In 3 weeks it grew 5 times its size. So im looking forward to those nice flowers! Dont know how it will taste, but i like asparragus. The fact that it can be used as a thickening in soups etc appeals to me too. Thanks for this information. Zone 7 The Netherlands.

    Patty Stovall-Cowart

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Do you stake up your okra plants, since they get so tall?

    Paul McGhee

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Zone 9: Is it too late to put some seeds out? It seems like you have some partial shade? how much shade will it tolerate? I'm imagining it needs 6 hrs sun.

    trimntim

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Love the pollinator at 4:20 too 🙂

    july mash

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Okra onions hotpepper tomatoes .
    Cook it together.

    Watch the Birdy

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Grind up citrus peel and add it to your soil when planting. No more nematodes.

    bigfig77

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Thanks, very informative video. I'm growing spineless okra and will definitely use your tips. Other YouTubers would've made mulitiple entries on how to help distressed plants that have flooded. Your solution, "kick some dirt on 'em." That made me laugh so hard. Glad to see the plants weathered the storm.

    Timothy Gunckel

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    With the temps in south louisiana, my okra produced all the way to december. I also plant the cowhorn variety which can be left to grow longer length an still be tender. I have more problems with ants than stinkbugs.

    Abdulla Ex

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Many thanks for advise with one of my favorites, Okra. In my location weather is the constant villain. Destructive winds, unexpected freeze temps, drought, and the list goes on. I noticed you saying about worms getting to the roots? Never had that problem but I am concerned. What to look for? Signs on the plant when affected? How to prevent? My Okra and the belly of many thanks you…

    Zone6 Eastside hardhead

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Do you have an issue with bee's not pollinating your okra?

    Dandelion acre

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    I just read that with the older ones you don’t like, just dry and make it a powder. Will thicken soups and stews!

    Corinna L

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Great informative video. Learned like 20 new things, thanks brah!!

    Anngela Green

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    A comprehensive guide to growing my favorite vegetable. Try it grilled. Delish! Thanks for the info.

    paul k

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    my okra is just now kicking into high gear. picking some about every day now.

    miller4hats

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Also you said add nitrogen later. Do you mean side dress it with maybe 10-10-10 ? I haven't done much gardening maybe tomatoes and such, but want to try okra next year. Thanks for all your advice !

    miller4hats

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Love okra. Grew up calling it " okry" but I'm an oldtimer. Maybe next year will try growing it. Would it do well in a raised bed? Great information you give!

    628DirtRooster Bees

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Easy to grow? That's the one for me.

    MORNING GARDENER'S SHOW.

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Hello

    andrew sanders

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    have 4 or 5 limbs they make 4 time as much pods by the end of the year the plant will have 3to4 inch across bases I am getting a half gallon bag of cut up pods a day from 30 plant a old cow showed my this many years ago by pulling up most of what I had planted what was left exploded try it sometime you will be saprised at the difference in the plant

    Wayne Leviner

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Thank you for showing this video, I needed to know about okra, and I am sure other people need to know. My okra is very little and it's not growing, but I know why now. Thank you for what you do.May GOD bless you in a mighty way! And hope dad is doing well. Thanks again.

    OkieRobs Bees

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    there's another pest I have to deal with. Deer.
    I'll take itchy okra over bee stings any day.

    Mary Humbarger

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Hi good harvest wow

    MsBr20042003

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Added this video to my favorites as a guide for next year. This year my okra was a little better than last year mainly because I did not plant the seeds an inch deep. Now I need to work on placement in the garden to make sure they dont get shaded out. Also squash bugs and ants love my okra. The ants attack the top of the plants before the flower develops and if I leave the pods too long they burrow holes into them. Its a forever battle having a garden but the experience makes it worth it. Brandi

    MehSpade

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Wow. Sarcasm

    Suburban Hillbilly

    (November 9, 2019 - 11:14 pm)

    Oh wow my okra is only like 3 ft tall but it's producing

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