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Okra in Roanoke, West Virginia, United States of America

Planting vegetable seeds at the correct time is the most important step for getting the most out of your garden. Knowing exactly when to plant okra in your garden in Roanoke, West Virginia, United States of America will increase growing success and provide better yields.

Check optimal planting dates regularly for best results because the weather, and our results, change daily. 

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The optimal time to plant okra in Roanoke, West Virginia, United States of America is  - . The best day is with a success rate of %.

 

Anywhere between 70-100% is great. If consistently below that you may want to start growing from seedling or young plant, or possibly grow in sheltered environment

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Important okra growing information relevant to your exact garden location in Roanoke, West Virginia, United States of America:

The total number of frost free days for your garden in Roanoke, West Virginia, United States of America is days, but the total number of optimal days to plant okra is days.

For best results you should start planting okra in days starting .

Recommended Okra Varieties

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How to Grow Okra in Roanoke, West Virginia, United States of America

Okra is referred to as a magical vegetable cultivated for its edible green fruits whose texture varies dramatically when cooked. Okra is one of those vegetables that divides people into two groups, those that love it and those that hate it. The exact origin of okra is not known but there are two theories. The most common is that it originated in what is present day Ethiopia and Eritrea. The second theory hypothesizes that ancestors of modern day okra are native to Northern India. Evidence suggests that it was cultivated by the Egyptians in 12th century BC and spread from there to North Africa, and from there to other countries in the Mediterranean. Okra arrived to the U.S. around the 1700's and was extremely popular in the South where European cuisine and African cooking produced the unique Creole cuisine commonly associated with New Orleans. India ranks first in the world for okra production, and its climate is highly suitable for growing okra which is a heat loving annual plants that requires a consistent temperature above 85 degrees Fahrenheit and its adaptability to various moisture conditions. Okra is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, magnesium, calcium, and dietary fiber among others.

Use these images to know if your okra is heading in the right direction and growing properly. Exact number of growing days varies for each okra variety. Below is the average number of days for each stage gathered from many different varieties.

Germination
10 days
Young seedling
10 days
Mature seedling
10 days
Young plant
13 days
Mature plant
18 days
Total days:
61 days

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10 days
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Young Seedling
10 days
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Mature Seedling
10 days
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Young Plant
13 days
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Mature Plant
18 days
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Total Days
61 days

Okra Germination Guide

(Stage 1: Germination)

Germination is the process by which a plant grows from a seed. It is the first stage of the plant growing process and it begins when the seed is sown and ends when the radicale emerges out of the seed.

All seeds require proper soil temperature, moisture, air and light conditions to germinate successfully. However, during the germination stage the seeds require more soil warmth and moisture than light exposure.

Seeds respire just like any other living organism, requiring oxygen and producing carbon dioxide (CO2), so it is crucial to use a soil media that is sufficiently aerated so that the seeds do not “suffocate”.

80% of our growing experts recommend to directly sow okra seeds into the ground. What is direct sowing and why do I care about it?

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Required germination period

4-19 days

(2 sources)
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Optimal germination period

6-11 days

(9 sources)
Required soil temp.

62.7º-101.6ºF / 17º-38.7ºC

(29 sources)
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Optimal soil temp.

84º-88.8ºF / 28.9º-31.6ºC

(34 sources)
Required day temp.

59.6º-103ºF / 15.3º-39.4ºC

(5 sources)
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Optimal day temp.

87º-93.3ºF / 30.6º-34.1ºC

(3 sources)
Required night temp.

57.6º-82.3ºF / 14.2º-27.9ºC

(5 sources)
Growmigo - Night Temp
Optimal night temp.

71.7º-92.5ºF / 22º-33.6ºC

(3 sources)
Growmigo - Seed Depth
Optimal seed depth

0.7 inches / 1.8 cm

(12 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

12 inches / 30.5 cm

(11 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

33.8 inches / 85.7 cm

(8 sources)

Okra Growing Guide

(Stages 2-5: Growth)

Once seed has germinated and radicale has emerged the second stage of the plant growing process begins, developing from radicale to cotyledon -the embryonic first leaves of the seed forming a young seedling.

During the third stage of plant development cotyledon develops to 3-4 true leaves, stem begins to grow, becoming a mature seedling.

In the fourth stage the mature seedling develops to a young plant, ready for transplanting.

The fifth stage of plant development the plant is fully mature bearing fruit and/or flower.

The following guidelines apply to all of the okra plants’ needs during stages 2-5 from radicale emergence to full maturity. During these stages sunlight becomes a more active participant in plant growth and development than in the germination phase.

Soil pH is an important factor during these stages as well. What is pH and why is it important?

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(4 sources)
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Optimal
Required soil temp.

60.9º-95ºF / 16.1º-35ºC

(18 sources)
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Optimal soil temp.

69.4º-86.6ºF / 20.8º-30.3ºC

(2 sources)
Required day temp.

55º-NANºF / 12.8º-NANºC

(1 sources)
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Optimal day temp.

76.3º-83.3ºF / 24.6º-28.5ºC

(4 sources)
Required night temp.

55º-NANºF / 12.8º-NANºC

(1 sources)
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Optimal night temp.

60º-68.8ºF / 15.6º-20.4ºC

(5 sources)
Required sunlight hours

6-12

(19 sources)
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Optimal sunlight hours

7-10

(3 sources)
Required soil pH

6-8

(18 sources)
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Optimal soil pH

6.6-7.2

(22 sources)
Required watering amount

1-1 inches / 2.5-2.6 cm (per week)

(18 sources)
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Optimal watering amount

1-1 inches / 2.5-2.5 cm (per week)

(1 sources)
Growmigo - Seed Depth
Optimal depth

0.9 inches / 2.3 cm

(3 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

15.6 inches / 39.5 cm

(6 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

25.4 inches / 64.6 cm

(3 sources)

How difficult is it to grow okra?

Growing okra, or any other vegetable for that matter, is not hard, however some plants require more attention and care than others depending on the following factors:

 

Are you starting to grow your plant from seed? seedling? young plant? Depending on what stage plant you choose to plant will impact growing difficulty and patience.

The length of the growing season for your exact garden location.

If you have a short growing season and you want to start growing from seed then you may need to start the growing process in a sheltered environment (greenhouse or inside your home) which will require more involvement in the growing process.

Whether you direct sow in the garden or start in trays and then transplant also affects the level of difficulty

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Companion Planting Guide

for Okra

What is companion planting?

Companion planting is intentional planting of two or more vegetables and/or flowers next to each other in order to positively impact plant health and yield

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