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Okra is 6' tall and still no blooms, why?
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ShepFL    Posted 07-13-2001 at 09:10:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My okra is growing like crazy and looks very healthy. Stalks have about 2" dia.

Only bugs to speak of is ants, using 7-dust to keep them at bay. Was expecting some fresh okra between now and first frost but no blooms. Was planted in rows with 10-10-10 fertilizer. Feed garden every other week with Miracle Gro.

Seeking comments. Thanks

Wolf    Posted 07-13-2001 at 15:27:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
This ain't no help, but.... mine is 8 inches tall and blooming already!!! I know you really didn't want to hear that, but I never heard of 6 foot talk okra neither.

Mudcat49    Posted 07-13-2001 at 11:59:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Quit feeding it with the miracle grow, sidedress with some straight potash 0-0-50 or 60 and you might try topping some of the plants to see if that will make them bloom

Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 07-13-2001 at 11:00:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, neighbor! My old Daddy just pulled up his okra 'cause it wasn't producing. He's a veteran Soganofla gardner with almost 80 gardens under his belt.

If you're not hurting for the space, you might try not feeding them any more, and just keeping the weeds and bugs off of'em. There seems to be a big difference in production habits among the many varieties of okra, so it's best to find one you like and stick with it, so you know what to expect. I've always done well with Clemson Spineless, and the aforementioned old Daddy did well with one called "Candelabra." Those things branched out near the ground with several stalks, and put on a pod a day on each stalk. The old buzzard was trying to give okra to everyone he saw, after planting a whole row of that stuff.

brian    Posted 07-14-2004 at 14:24:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am having the same problem with tree rows of my okra 6 rows are slow they were planted at different times I am tempted to take out those 3 rows and put new seeds i know that sound drastic but I have hear that if you plant to early the plants will not produce I know this sounds strange but it was woarm when I planted the first 6 cold when I planted the other 3 later I know it only takes 3 or 4 weehs for Okra to produce so.....

brian    Posted 07-15-2004 at 09:47:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I looked at it again I think it is the ants I am going to sray okra for the first time in my life never need to I think they are eating the bloom .

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