Aug
20
2015

Homegrown Okras in Pots

You’ve seen my homegrown organic grape cherry tomatoes, now let me introduce to you my homegrown organic okras. This is how I grow my okras. Again, I did not purchase the seed for this project. I took dried seeds from my mom’s homegrown okra to start my garden of okra in pots. Okra is very easy to grow as it grows best in hot weather like ours so if you wish to start an urban garden, okra is one of the recommended plants to try. 

Growing okra in pots

I love standing beneath these large and beautiful okra leaves. It makes me feel so little. 

Okay, first of all, I took the seeds my mom gave me and planted them in small pots. 

Baby okra plant

Within a week you’ll get a nice baby plant shown in the picture above. Then I transfered them into bigger pots. Actually not so much bigger but yeah, still a bit bigger. I water them once a day in the morning.

Okra flower bud

6-7 weeks after growing our first okra, we are greeted with flower buds. 

Okra flower

That eventually bloomed into a beautiful yellow flower. 
Homegrown organic okra

Once the flower drops, we get to see our okra. Once they are long enough (LOL I dont know how long is long enough :P) I started harvesting them. 

dried organic okra for seeds

I harvested all except one. I left it on the plant to grow really old so I can get the seeds and grow more okra plants in the future. I’m also sharing the seeds with others who are keen to start their own urban potted garden. 

okra seeds

This is how okra seeds look like. Both Ayden and Ethan loves eating okras so I am growing more of them. At least 8 plants to give us enough okras to feed my little family. I have 5 plants at the moment :)

Oh, one thing about planting okra is, my skin is sensitive towards their leaves. I try my best not to touch the leaves as it will make my hands itch. If I accidentally brushed against the leaf, I’ll quickly wash my hands and it will be okay. No big deal but a bit leceh lah to keep avoiding the leaves. 

Check out the rest of my potted garden success:

16 Comments + Add Comment

  • //

    Oh. Must be their “hairy” leaves that make you allergy to them. Well done! Your garden is growing well.

    [Reply]

    Merryn Reply:

    Yes, I believe so. They made my hands very itchy.

    [Reply]

  • //

    looks beautiful :)

    [Reply]

    Merryn Reply:

    Thank you Irvine :D

    [Reply]

  • //

    Even the easiest to plant of vegetables – just take cuttings and push in the ground…died when I tried planting. :(

    [Reply]

    Merryn Reply:

    One day, when you are more relaxed, your plants will flourish. Now you are so busy entertaining guests and going around makan-makan :) I talk to my plants every morning. You can see how bored I am :(

    [Reply]

  • //

    Ayden looked like: “Eh, dried like that, can eat ah? I wanna try!”

    [Reply]

    Merryn Reply:

    Ish he knows those are not for eating lah. He planted them you know :P

    [Reply]

  • //

    I wonder is the reason of my failure of planting okra was I used seed from the young okra (those edible one we bought at market)?

    [Reply]

    Merryn Reply:

    Oh yes, definitely! You have to use these matured seeds. I’ll give you some when we meet next month k? :D

    [Reply]

  • //

    Wah, you really have green fingers. Cherry tomatoes and now okra. What fertilizer do you use for your okra and how often do you put fertilizer? Love the way Ayden is looking at the okra seeds.

    [Reply]

    Merryn Reply:

    I did not use any fertilizer todate. All I did was to top up with compose soil from time to time.

    [Reply]

Leave a comment

Join ME for updates & giveaways!

About Me

MeHome is where MY heart is.
I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.

Click here to learn more about me ^_^

SUBMERRYN ON TV3, MHI

SUBMERRYN ON MHI

Submerryn NTV7 Breakfast Show

Submerryn talks about coping with physical changes during pregnancy

Submerryn ON TV3, MHI

CNY Ang Pow lantern making demo and playing with snakes

Submerryn ON TV2 Hello On Two

Submerryn On TV3 KidsNews

Submerryn On Bernama Radio24

Submerryn In The Star Metro

Submerryn In The Star, In.Tech

Submerryn In The Star, Metro

Submerryn In Sin Chew

Karon, Phuket (Thailand)

Surin, Phuket (Thailand)

Mai Khao, Phuket (Thailand)

Bali with Kids (Indonesia)

Universal Studio Singapore

River Cruise (Singapore)

S.E.A Aquarium (Singapore)

Tanglin (Singapore)

Port Dickson (Malaysia)

Port Dickson (Malaysia)

Penang (Malaysia)

Penang (Malaysia)

Penang (Malaysia)

Melaka (Malaysia)

Melaka (Malaysia)

Melaka (Malaysia)

Melaka (Malaysia)

Johor (Malaysia)

Johor (Malaysia)

Johor (Malaysia)

Perak (Malaysia)

Pahang (Malaysia)

Archives