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Okra - Burgundy - 20 seeds

Okra - Burgundy - 20 seeds

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Okra Burgundy is a variety of okra plant that produces long, dark red pods. It is an edible ornamental plant that is grown for both its unique appearance and its delicious taste. The plant prefers warm weather and plenty of sunlight, and can be grown in containers or in a garden bed. Okra Burgundy is a great source of dietary fibre, vitamin C, and antioxidants, and can be used in a variety of recipes, such as soups, stews, curries, and stir-fries.

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Sowing and Growing Guide

Burgundy Okra

Indoor Sowing

  • Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last expected frost date.
  • Fill seed trays with seed starting mix and sow seeds 1/2 inch deep, 2-3 seeds per cell.
  • Keep the soil moist and at a consistent temperature of 70-80°F.
  • Seedlings should emerge in 7-14 days.
  • Once seedlings have developed their first true leaves, thin them to one per cell.
  • Harden off seedlings by gradually acclimating them to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before transplanting.

Outdoor Sowing

  • Sow seeds directly into the garden after the last expected frost date when soil temperature has reached at least 65°F.
  • Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil that has been amended with compost.
  • Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 12-18 inches apart in rows spaced 3-4 feet apart.
  • Keep the soil moist and weed-free.
  • Thin seedlings when they are 2-3 inches tall, leaving 12-18 inches between plants.

Growing

  • Burgundy okra prefers full sun and well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.
  • Water regularly, providing at least 1 inch of water per week.
  • Fertilize once a month with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Harvest okra pods when they are 3-4 inches long and tender, before they become tough and fibrous.
  • Harvest regularly to encourage continued production.
  • Wear gloves and long sleeves when harvesting as the plants are covered in tiny spines that can irritate the skin.
  • Protect plants from pests, such as aphids and flea beetles, with row covers or insecticidal soap.
  • Rotate crops to prevent soil-borne diseases.