Would anyone like some okra seeds for free? I think this is the spineless green type? They are certainly highly productive. I'm not sure how long the shelf life is for these seeds but I have a lot of them now (and more pods drying on the plants) so if anyone is interested in growing okra next Spring, just let me know.
Here's a photo of the okra. Somebody gave me 5 seeds the previous summer. I have 20 plants growing in the backyard. They have very beautiful flowers and I notice they attract a lot of ladybeetles and bees, including a solitary blackish bee which I've never seen before.
Thanks Elaine. Those pods I've left for seed were mostly ones which were overlooked that had become too woody to eat.
Last year I left the original 5 in the ground over winter. They were up against a rock wall with full sun for most of the day. I pruned about a third off the main stem to encourage side shoots. Even though they continued to flower, none of the fruit set. When Spring came, the fruiting ratio still very poor. My grandma told me that it's best to always plant new okra at the start of each growing season. I estimate I'd have harvested 500 okra between Oct last year and May/June. Unfortunately they don't freeze well at all.
Hope you have better luck than me.
Hi Joseph! I know I'm 3 months late, but if you still happen to have any seeds you don't want/need, I'd love some! I've never tried Okra but I've heard it's very good tasting and good for you!
Whereabouts are you? I don't know when the next meet is so am happy to pass you the seeds if we're not on opposite sides of the pole, or Brisbane in this case! Bear in mind okra are summer plants so they can be planted from Oct.
Hi Joseph! That's very kind of you! I'm in Sunnybank but I'm frequently on the road so I can drive most places :-)
Hello Joseph. If you still have Okra seeds I'd love some. I'm on the southside of Bris.