Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Plant seeds directly in the garden once the soil temperature reaches 75˚F, 3⁄4- inch deep and thin to 18 inches apart in rows 4 feet apart. To improve germination, soak seed overnight in water or nick seed coat. Harvest when pods are 2-4 inches.

To save the seeds:
Okra seeds are very easy to save. Simply allow the pods to fully mature and dry on the plant. Roll the pods between your hands to free seeds.

Planting your saved seeds:
Isolation distance needed to separate varieties that can cross pollinate for seed saving is 500-1,200 feet. Save seeds fro 5-10 plants. If stored when completely dry in airtight, cold, dry conditions seeds can be viable for 1-3 years.