Throughout the warmer areas of the United States.
Soak seeds overnight in warm water for better germination. Plant them 1/2 to 1 inch deep. When they have 2 or 3 leaves, thin to stand 1 to 2 feet apart.
Any good garden soil high in organic matter.
Water when the soil feels dry. For plants in containers, add water until it starts to drain out of the bottom of the container.
Mid- to late spring.
At planting time, add a continous-release plant food formulated for vegetable plants.
Cut pods close to the stem with a sharp knife or shears when they are small about 3 inches long) before they become fibrous. A knife should pass easily through a mature, edible pod. Harvest every 2 or 3 days so the plants will continue to produce. Handle pods carefully to avoid bruising them. Store okra in the refrigerator until ready to use.