Okra Troubles?

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Update on the Jing Orange. Have been really impressed with the vigour, health and size of this plant so far. Very sturdy growth despite never having been outdoors (almost like a little tree), only under lights and then into the greenhouse. Have never fed it, and transplanted into it's final container (with actual ground soil) only this weekend. It is quite greened up for having had so little nourishment & sun. The thing that really surprises me is that it hasn't had any period where it looked unhappy; the whole way along it was like a little determined train. Was planning on keeping it in the greenhouse but given it's size already, I'm not sure it'll be possible. I wonder how easily one can habituate a larger plant like this to the outdoors when the time comes.

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Wow honestly your okra looks considerably better than my okra which was planted Inground around the same time. It got stunted by a cold snap. I may replant.
It could be the variety @Artichoke Lover, I think this one is a little more adapted to northern climates and cooler periods. The seed vendor for these grew them all outdoors, and not too far from me, so I think it must be a somewhat cold tolerant okra.
 

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Dunno about that. I think, since okra is related to hibiscus, certainly the flowers look alike, that it, like tomatoes and peppers, Really likes it hot.
I love growing okra bc once it starts produces it won't quit until the frost.
That's why I bought red okra this year, so I won't miss as much.
Still, I have old clemson spineless green that is going in this week, bc you can never freeze Enough of this stuff!
 

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Dunno about that. I think, since okra is related to hibiscus, certainly the flowers look alike, that it, like tomatoes and peppers, Really likes it hot.
The weather in my area generally warms up for good around June 1st, which historically is when night temps stabilize above 60 F. According to the 10-day forecast, the warm weather is right on track this year. I will start my okra in pots this Sunday (May 30th). It germinates quickly in the heated mini-greenhouse, and will be ready for transplant in a little over a week. The plants really respond to the reflected heat from the garage, so I will plant the okra there again. So far, I've been able to rotate the location... but the okra will need to move elsewhere next year.
 

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Dunno about that. I think, since okra is related to hibiscus, certainly the flowers look alike, that it, like tomatoes and peppers, Really likes it hot.
I love growing okra bc once it starts produces it won't quit until the frost.
That's why I bought red okra this year, so I won't miss as much.
Still, I have old clemson spineless green that is going in this week, bc you can never freeze Enough of this stuff!
I agree @ducks4you, they are much like peppers and tomatoes in that they love heat. What I was referring to in my post to @Artichoke Lover was that in any genetically diverse population okra plants with slight growing differences can be picked out; an okra selection called 'Cajun Delight' is popular in Northern areas like Canada, as well as 'Pentagreen' because it can tolerate/survive some cooler temperatures, for awhile, better. It's less likely to die or stunt. It doesn't actually like those cooler temperatures, but it will be less likely to wilt or die while waiting for warmer weather to return.
 

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Well, I may have made a mistake with pinching that one okra flower after all, it seems now to be the only plant not making any blooms. It'still early on so I have some hope...
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Amazingly, the 2 okra plants that didn't get transplanted until a few days ago are the same size as the 2 that were transplanted weeks ago.
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I think I might see an okra pod on the way...not sure, been awhile since I grew okra.
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