Okra Seeds - (also known as gumbo, ladyfinger, bhindi, ochro, ladies' fingers) - AllThatGrows gets to you a variety of non-hybrid, heirloom and GMO free seeds. The summer staple, Okra is everyone's favourite and eaten very fondly. Grow a healthy lady finger plant at home or in your farm using superior quality and GMO free seeds. Okra is also one of the most heat and drought resistant vegetable. It is full of life-sustaining nutrients and minerals such as Vitamin A, B6, C, K, dietary fibre, folate, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. In India, Okra can be cooked in a variety of ways. Fried, stuffed, or cooked simply after cutting in equal sized pieces with spices. Planting Instructions: You can sow okra directly in your garden 3-4 weeks before springs starts. Plant okra about 1/2" to 1" deep and 12-18" asunder. You can soak the seeds overnight in tepid water to help speed up germination. Be sure to space them 1 to 2 feet apart to give them ample room to grow. These plants are tall, thus, be sure to space out the rows 3-4 feet apart. Growing Requirements: Although okra is somewhat drought-tolerant, giving the plants about 1 litre of water per week is ideal. Pest infestation symptoms include brown-black necrotic lesions on leaves which may have chlorotic margins. Small soft bodied insects on underside of leaves and stems of young transplants or seedlings also cause damage. Pests that can affect this plant are Aphids, Corn ear-worms, Stinkbugs, Fusarium wilt. Although okra grows best in soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7.0, it can grow in soil with a pH up to 7.6. The soil should be loamy, crumbly and well drained. Select a site that gets full sun. The plant can grow above 10C (50F), but to flower and to bear fruit abundantly, the temperature must be around 23-35C (75-95F) ideally. Okra flourishes in warm conditions, can bear hot climate.