When To Plant Okra - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenixville, PA
Question by cmelamy
April 7, 2000
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?


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Answer from NGA
April 7, 2000

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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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