April 1, 2014
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,
April 10, 2013