~ OKRA Seed ~
Okra, also called Gumbo or Ladies Fingers, are the immature seed pods (formed after the flowers have set) of the domesticated mallow.
Okra, like melons and peppers, is a warm-climate plant that absolutely needs heat and full sun to grow. In the UK you really do need to grow it under cover in a polytunnel or greenhouse. (You might possibly get a crop in a large pot on a very sunny patio in a hot summer.)
In late March/April soak seeds overnight in tepid water, sow in small pots in a propagator, then plant in their final position a month or so later once 4-6 inches high.
Pick the pods within a week of the flower being pollinated, while they are still tender.
A generous packet of at least 200 seed £