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small okra plant producing already?

Posted by gselene28 9A (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 22:35

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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RE: small okra plant producing already?

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

RE: small okra plant producing already?

thank you for the response, I will keep an eye on it

RE: small okra plant producing already?

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

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