Subscribe Now to the Digital Almanac Monthly Magazine!

Scrawny okra seedlings

1 reply [Last post]
Joined: 2011-05-06

I've started some okra from seed in a flat, and it sprouted much sooner than expected... now the seedlings are about 5-6 inches tall & relatively scrawny (stems just less than 1/8 inch). Does anyone know if it is OK to plant them deeper than the top of the soil they are in, as can be done with tomato plants? Or should I just start some new seeds?

Thanks for any feedback/suggestions.

from S.W. Michigan)

Joined: 2010-08-11

seedlings should be planted same depth as their root ball ,okra likes the heat and really should be planted after all chances of freeze/frost are gone.Noticed you're from Michigan so I really don't know when that would be for you (I'm in North Carolina)....Since you went to the trouble , if the conditions are tolerable plant 'em and see what happens or start over , either way Good Luck !!! and Welcome to the site !!!

Post new comment

Before posting, please review all comments. Due to the volume of questions, Almanac editors can respond only occasionally, as time allows. We also welcome tips from our wonderful Almanac community!

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.

2015 Special Edition Garden GuideCooking Fresh with The Old Farmer's AlmanacThe Almanac Monthly Digital MagazineWhat the heck is a Garden Hod?