small okra plant producing already?

gselene28April 29, 2014

Im very new to gardening, this is my first year. My okra plants are not very tall, they are about 6 inches tall, it looks like it already has flower buds that will bloom soon, isnt the plant too small? (I planted my okra seeds in mid February...we had a couple of freeze days after that, which seemed to stunt their growth but they are now taking off with the consistent heat)

This post was edited by gselene28 on Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 22:39

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andbowen(7b/8a DFW TX)

The plants are probably stressed and stunted. A picture would help. It's possible you might just be seeing new growth. A healthy okra plant should get at least 4-5 feet tall. For future reference, check the NHG planting calendar for best times to plant various crops.

Here is a link that might be useful: NHG Spring Planting Dates

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 11:54PM
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thank you for the response, I will keep an eye on it

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 10:53PM
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andbowen(7b/8a DFW TX)

Also keep an eye out for aphids. A stressed okra plant is an aphid magnet.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 11:46PM
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