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CathyM

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Okra--how many plants?
« on: May 11, 2022, 12:37:45 pm »
Gardendoc, I guess this question is primarily for you, but anyone with experience planting okra in the EarthBox is welcome and encouraged to comment.

EarthBox planting guide says 8 plants.  I've noticed on Heritage Cottage Urban Nano Farm videos, there seem to be only 2 to a box.  I was thinking of doing 4 or 6, but not 8.  Is only 2 better?

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Re: Okra--how many plants?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2022, 01:14:11 pm »
I grew 2 per EB last year and that was plenty. 6 is way too many
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CathyM

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Re: Okra--how many plants?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2022, 02:02:47 pm »
I grew 2 per EB last year and that was plenty. 6 is way too many

Thank you for responding, sir.  Is that the only reason, then, and it has nothing to do with overcrowding?  You had many boxes with okra, whereas I will only have one.  I was hoping to have plenty to freeze.  Will production suffer with more than 2 plants?

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Re: Okra--how many plants?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2022, 07:46:52 pm »
I think more than 2 plants will definitely over crowd the EB water, fertilzer wise
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Re: Okra--how many plants?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2022, 10:15:57 pm »
Thank you for the info, Doc.