Answer: Okra is best planted directly into the ground into light well drained loam with plenty of organic matter. They should be grown in full sun. They should be fertilized three times: after they have been thinned, when the start producing fruit, and midway into their growing season. Okra can get tall up to 5' so they are not good for container growing--unless your container is very large. They also feed with surface roots so mulch to both keep down weeds and retain moisture. Cherry tomatoes do very well as container plants and are even good as hanging plants. Keep them constantly watered and regularly fertilized with a liquid fertilizer. Consider having your garden soil tested to see if there's anything out of order--is your pH alright? Nutrient levels? You can begin to improve the soil in your garden by adding lots of organic matter--compost, leaves, grass clippings, etc.
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