leeks - Fine Gardening

  • Okra Size: 3 to 6 feet tall; some varieties up to 10 feet tall yield: Continual production if harvested daily Days to germinate: 10 to 15 Days to maturity: 55 to 75 Germination Conditions: Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing. In cool regions with a short growing season, start seeds indoors eight to 10 weeks before the last frost. In warm climates, direct-sow in spring when the ground is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Growing instructions: Plant in full sun and in well-drained soil. Plant 18 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart. It requires temperatures to remain above 50°F. Seed Note: Okra seeds do not store well.

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