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Goodland, FL

September 21, 2011
11:28 AM

Post #8817861

zone 10b Homemade earth box How many okra plants and what organic fertilizer and how much? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Pembroke Pines, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 21, 2011
11:37 AM

Post #8817874

Hi --- I've grown all kinds of varieties and colors of okra in my original EBs but I don't know the size of yours? No troubel planting six useing two cups of 10-10-10 ferti;izer mixed into a good quality container mix not top soil. An EB is about 30" long so 10" apart should be the spaceing.
Goodland, FL

September 22, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8819153

Thanks Tplant
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 3, 2011
9:46 AM

Post #8834264

Did you know that Okra is considered "nematode candy" ? Got that information from a master gardening seminar. In our sandy soil there must be gazillions in a square foot !. Apparently they are attracted to the okra roots. When you have okra you can still pick the veggies, but when you pull up the plant you fill find the swollen and gnarly roots (a sure sign of nematodes). Solar heating the soil only works a few inches down and those microscopic blighters can be a foot or more down in the "soil". Incidentally, they're not happy in rich, amended soil. So amend, amend, amend !
Not in a city

April 5, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9071154

How did the okras do? I really hope that it all worked out well for you.

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