Growing Okra

One Seed One Community

Have you started growing your okra yet?

One Seed One Community still has seeds to share. Email OneSeedAlachua@gmail.com with your address and the OSOC volunteers will mail a small packet of Clemson Spineless seeds to you. If you know of a community garden or a neighborhood that might like a few packets please let them know!

If you've never tried growing okra before now is a great time to try it out! Okra is one of the few crops that can be started from seed at this time of year. The soil is warm and okra loves heat. It's easy to grow and flourishes in Florida summers, a great first crop for new gardeners. You can freeze it, dehydrate it, can it, pickle it, ferment it. Eat it raw, fried, boiled, baked, and sauteed.

A few quick tips about growing okraOkra in a bowl by Neha Deshmukh

Are they in the soil yet? Do you have plans with what you're going to do with all that lovely okra? Let us know! Email us photos and your favorite okra recipies!

Okra Stars in my Garden

The Whole Okra bookcover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration

 

Posted by NaomiB on June 13, 2020