The Q&A Archives: When To Plant Okra

Question: My father plants his okra when the famers plant their cotton. He lives in Arkansas (zone 7). I live in Pennsylvania (also zone 7), is it safe for me to plant my okra at the same time?

Answer: Okra is sensitive to soil temperature at planting time, so that would be your better guide. The soil should be at a minimum between 60 and 65 degrees; a rule of thumb would make that about ten days after you transplant tomatoes outside, or two weeks after your last frost.

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