Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control
and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity and control pests.
Since in urban cities limitation is insufficient land for farming, the concept of terrace farming, vertical and container farmings are upcoming trends in urban farming. Here in this blog I will be sharing every single effort and techniques in building my Organic Roof :)

Location Details:

Country: India

State: Kerala

City: Trivandrum

Climate:Tropical, equable, hot, humid and dry.


Soil: Red soil in the Southern-most part of Kerala

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lady's Finger/Okra Seed Germination

Previous post on Okra plantation, described on different stages of the plant and its growth. Here in this blog will share more on Okra seed germination.

Also refer: Okra -LifecycleOkra Plantation


Okra seeds are green in color and very hard. There are multiple ways of germinating it.

1. Soak in water for 24 hours and can plant directly to a container.
2. A seedling tray can be used to germinate, which takes 2-3 days.






Seedling needs direct sunlight or artificial light using electric lamp.



Within 7 days, seedlings would be ready to transplant to container.
Closer view on  seedling roots will show how the roots getting curled.



Seedling getting transplanted to plastic container.


2 comments:

  1. hi biju,
    please let me know abt the growth of ladies finger, step by step, if u have pic plz post it.....
    thx
    rehna

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  2. Hi Rehna,

    Please view my posts:
    http://sevenandhalfsaturn.blogspot.in/2010/10/okra-ladys-finger.html

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