Growing Okra, also Ladyfinger, gumbo

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03 Nov 08 Gary (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it advisable to cover the soil with black plastic. Right now it's about 18c but in a few weeks we'll expect 25-35c and up to around 40c at summers peak. Also I wanted to find out if it might be trying to grow okra in tubs, your advice greatly appreciated, thanks Gary
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