Okra cultivation – kilimo cha bamia – How to grow okra
Okra cultivation – kilimo cha bamia – How to grow okra – Okra is a widely grown crop in tropical countries. There are many varieties of okra, and the native varieties also vary from place to place. Okra is eaten as a fruit or cooked as a vegetable along with meat, fish or other vegetables.
How to grow okra – Jinsi ya kupanda bamia
Important points to consider in okra cultivation.
- Make sure you use good quality seeds
- Climb to space
- Irrigate enough water depending on the weather
- Weed the field well
- Control diseases and pests on time
- Harvest at the right time
How to grow okra
Two seeds should be planted in the same hole. Planting space should be 30 cm from hole to hole and 50 cm from row to row. For the longest varieties of okra should be 40 centimeters between the hole and the hole and 70 centimeters between row and row.
If soil moisture is insufficient, it is recommended to use one of the garden irrigation methods depending on the local climate.
Make sure the field is clean at all times by removing weeds as soon as you see them emerging to increase okra production.
Okra insect pests
Insects that attack this okra crop such as caterpillars, caterpillars and
red mites. Control these pests by following the guidelines recommended by agricultural experts in your area.
Okra Diseases – magonjwa bamiaya
Okra is susceptible to diseases (magonjwa bamiaya) such as mildew, powdery mildew and dryness affect the okra crop so it is best to prevent it by following the crop cycle and using pesticides according to the advice of agricultural experts in the area.
Okra is harvested before ripening, ie when it is still young.
You are advised to use a knife to cut and make sure you harvest the okra and its stalk to reduce the damage to the okra
8000 kg can be obtained per acre if properly cared for.