Okra Seeds (Lady Finger)

by Samin Rizvi

Among the things that add allure to the Okra is that its benefits include the high content of magnesium, fibre, antioxidants, and vitamins. Okra is had in diets because it keeps you full longer owing to the fibre content, improves digestion and the vital nutrients improve immunity. Okra is called bhindi in Hindi.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Light

     

    Full sunlight

  • Water Once A Week 

    Watering

     

    Water everyday

  • Indoor 

    Where to grow

     

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth 

    Time Till Harvest

     

    6-7 weeks

  • Low Maintenance 

    Seasonal Information

     

    all seasons

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil

 

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Space the seedlings at 60cm by 45cm

 

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

 

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest in 40-50 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Sowing

Caring

Common Problems

Why are my okra leaves turning yellow?
Okra leaves changing colour to yellow is an indication of a root disease. Your plant could be suffering from a fungal infection or an insect infestation. Spray appropriate chemicals when you notice signs of any diseases on your plant.
Why is my okra not blooming?
If your okra is not blooming, it could be because you are under watering your okra plant. Water your okra plants well throughout summer. Providing 1 inch of water per week to your okra plant is ideal. Another reason why your okra plant is not blooming could be a nutrient imbalance. Okras prefer fertilisers that are higher in phosphorous rather than nitrogen.
Why are my okra seeds not germinating?
Improper growing conditions like over watering/ under watering, not enough sunlight or sowing in the seeds too deep can all affect the germination process of your okra seeds. Make sure you are following the sowing and growing instructions correctly to ensure successful germination.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants with benefits

Okra is a dear part of the varied Indian cuisines. Even in your healthy diet you need not avoid okra. Okra is loaded with fibre, which will ensure that you have no bloating even on a restrictive diet and fibre also helps keeping you satiated longer, keeping hunger pangs at bay. Okra has antioxidants, various vitamins and other nutrients that act as immunity boosters.

What you get

Okra lists among weight loss foods suggested to everyone who is trying to achieve that. Including foods like okra in your diet ensure that you don’t have to sacrifice your taste preferences for the sake of the diet. 1 cup of okra is only 36 calories, but packed into 36 calories are 4g fibre, 2g protein, 0.4g fat, only 7.2g carbs and 10% of the daily recommended folic acid and vitamin B6.

Green trivia

1.Okra is also called ladies’ finger.

2.Okra, actually a fruit because it has seeds, is classified a vegetable only because it lacks the sweetness of fruits.

3.Ground roasted Okra seeds are used to make a drink similar to coffee.

 


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