Growing Okra, also Ladyfinger, gumbo

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28 Sep 20 Lynn (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi I planted Okra in August and nothing came up. Was it perhaps to cold?
29 Sep 20 (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
The planting guide at the top of the page says to plant Oct to Feb, the reason probably is the soil temp. It needs warmer soil temp to germinate. Why because it is a summer crop NOT a winter crop.
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