Okra plant with one huge pod - Knowledgebase Question

Bowie, MD
Question by mrsbuford2
July 6, 2007
Ive planted my okra next to my tomato plants. The tomatoes are growing great but i'm wondering if my okra plant isn't getting enough light. There's one HUGE pod, no flowers, that's it. Bell peppers brussell sprouts, collard greens, sunflowers, all doing great.I even have a pumpkin and a watermelon plant thats flowering.

Answer from NGA
July 6, 2007


Okra is one of those plants that absolutely loves heat. The hotter the better! It is native to tropical Africa. The rest of your veggies are growing and producing because the heat suits them, but the okra is holding out for even more heat. It may not ever grow well for you; it needs a long, hot growing season in order to flower and produce fruits. Wish I had better news for you.

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