Growing okra in containers is easy and rewarding. We show you everything from growing okra from seed to cultivating your okra plant and some okra gardening tips and how to get an epic okra harvest from your okra plants. Baby bubba okra is an amazing okra variety to grow in containers or pots and usually yield a lot of pods during harvest time. Here are five tips to grow okras in a container and get an abundant harvest.
- Sowing – You can start sowing okra seeds sometime around May or June in a whiskey barrel sized container. Always sow your seeds during warm days when daytime temperature is around 70 F or higher and nighttime temperature is around 60F or higher. Or, you can start the seeds indoors 4-6 weeks earlier to get your seedlings ready.
- Soil – Use a mix of peat moss, compost, and perlite with 10% of worm castings added. This makes a great container mix for growing okra. Around 33 days since planting add a cup of organic fertilizer. Baby bubba is a compact okra plant that produces an abundant harvest of okras.
- Pest Control – Around 50 days since planting you may see pest issues around your okra plants, pests like aphids and white flies and to counter these pests you can use Neem oil or Spinosad (Capt. Deadbug).
- Watering – Okra plants require watering once a day on hot summer days and once every 2 days if it’s cloudy. Okra plants thrive in hot weather so make sure you give it enough water so that it is hydrated and produces good quality okras.The okra variety that you choose to grow is also very important and Baby bubba okra will give you okras right until cooler temperatures set in.
- Fertilizing – Ensure you are fertilizing your okra plants once every 30 days with a vegetable /all purpose fertilizer. Drench your okra plants with worm tea once over 15 days to get a higher yield.
Baby bubba okra is one of the most compact and bushy plants that easily grows in containers and gives you an abundant harvest. You can watch the video here at Top five tips to grow okras in a container and get an abundant harvest.