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Professional Tips for Outstanding Okra

Learn about the best ways to grow okra, along with a wire-and-twine trellis system for tomatoes and different critters that can help a garden grow.

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plant okra in extra wide rows
Photo 1 of 5One trick is to plant okra in extra-wide rows and with spread-out spacing to yield more pods per plant and make harvesting a snap.

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Backyard gardeners can adapt this technique to a small site by interplanting with a tall crop like corn.
Spacing okra plants 3' apart with 8' between rows allows more sunlight to reach the plants. The plants grow out like a bush instead of upright.

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