Thread: Okra report!
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Old September 19, 2019   #4
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Don, ya did good! That's weird about the Choppee making you itch so bad. I'll get just a little itch on my hands but not on my arms too. You're right about the having to cut Choppee pods every day. There's not much wiggle room between tender and tough but they sure make a bunch.

I soak my okra seed in a shot glass of water for two days. By then you can see the white tip of a root thinking about coming out. That's when they get direct planted. Works well for me.

I used to start nice full okra sets indoors under lights but that's when I was using a somewhat dwarf one called Cajun Delight. It disappeared from the market one year and every other variety I tried to grow under lights just jumped too fast and went leggy. Since then I'm back to direct seeding.
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