I had my first garden last year and the okra did great. Planted it inside first, moved the little sprouts to my outdoor square foot garden, and they did great. I'm sorry you didn't have such luck. Okra just LOVES hot...hot and no shade is just fine. We honestly didn't even water ours but maybe once a week and it did fine. I'm originally from Texas and I'm sure you have to water them more down there, but that's the kind of climate they thrive in.
4/30/09 at 8:18pm