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Trouble with sowing Okra seeds
April 1, 2014
10:40 am
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First post here. Bear with me if this is a repeat -I couldn't get an answer upon searching the forums here.

We sowed okra seeds directly in the soil (red soil + manure) at a depth of 1/2 an inch to an inch. To our surprise, they all sprouted in 3 days, which brought a lot of excitement. However, now, after 2 weeks from that, the seedling's stem/stalk is very thin and they fall sideways. Is this normal? Where are we going wrong? How to remedy this and provide support these thin stalks? More soil around the seedlings (without too much pressure on them)?

Please help. Many thanks,


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April 3, 2014
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Hi yogardener, the problem that you are facing is the seedlings, in search of sunlight are becoming leggy and are thus weak. You might have to expose them to sunlight and hope for them to recover. You could support them with broomsticks until the stems grow bigger.

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