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Okra

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant okra.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors Start seeds outdoors Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors Plant spacing # plants per person
Okra 3a April 1-15 On/around May 30 On/around May 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 3b April 1-15 On/around May 30 On/around May 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 4a April 1-15 On/around May 30 On/around May 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 4b April 1-15 On/around May 30 On/around May 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 5a March 1-15 On/around April 30 On/around April 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 5b March 1-15 On/around April 30 On/around April 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 6a March 1-15 On/around April 30 On/around April 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 6b March 1-15 On/around April 30 On/around April 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 7a March 1-15 On/around April 30 On/around April 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 7b March 1-15 On/around April 30 On/around April 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 8a Feb. 1-15 On/around March 30 On/around March 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 8b Feb. 1-15 On/around March 30 On/around March 30 1 foot 4-6
Okra 9a Jan. 1-15 On/around March 1 On/around March 1 1 foot 4-6
Okra 9b Jan. 1-15 On/around March 1 On/around March 1 1 foot 4-6
Okra 10a Dec. 15-Jan. 1 On/around Feb. 15 On/around Feb. 15 1 foot 4-6
Okra 10b Dec. 15-Jan. 1 On/around Feb. 15 On/around Feb. 15 1 foot 4-6
Okra 11a Dec. 15-Jan. 1 March 1-April 15 March 1-April 15 1 foot 4-6
Okra 11b Dec. 15-Jan. 1 March 1-April 15 March 1-April 15 1 foot 4-6

* In Northern climates, plant this Southern staple roughly two weeks after your last frost date.