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Growing Okra in Pots is the best way to enjoy a fresh harvest for the entire family. Here’s all you need to know about How to Grow Bhindi in Pots!
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Bhindi Ki Sabzi
Bhindi, popularly known as ‘Lady Finger’ and ‘Okra’ due to its particular and unique shape, is one of the favorite vegetables in India. It belongs to Malvaceae (Hibiscus or Mallow family) and can be easily cultivated throughout the year. ‘Bhindi Masala,’ ‘Stuffed Bhindi,’ and ‘Bhindi Sambar’ are some of the famous food recipes in India.
Botanical Name: Abelmoschus Esculentus
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Choosing a Pot for Growing Okra
For growing bhindi pick a container that’s 10-14 inches wide and deep. You can go for any material you like.
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If you want to know How to Grow Bhindi in India, then it is a really simple affair! Plant its seeds in summer in a well-draining potting mix. Sow 2-3 okra seeds 1/2 to 1 inch deep in each pot.
Water well and place the pot where it gets 4-5 hours of bright but indirect light. When the seeds will germinate, transfer the pot where it gets direct sunlight for the most part of the day.
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Requirements for Growing Lady Finger in India
Location / Sunlight
Okra loves to be in light so ensure it gets a minimum of 5-6 hours of direct sun for the best harvest. Avoid growing it in shades because it will produce fewer okras per plant.
Pick a loamy, crumbly, and well-draining growing medium. Amend it with plenty of organic matter and vermicompost. You can also add cow manure to provide an additional supply of nutrients.
For growing the best bhindis, ensure the soil is always on the moist side. Water the plant regularly so that the soil never dries up completely.
Taking Care of Bhindi
The plant won’t need much feeding if you have used organic matter in the soil. To boost the growth and number of bhindis per plant, use a dose of liquid fertilizer, such as N-P-K 5-10-15 or 6-12-12, once in 4-6 weeks. Do refer to the label for dosage.
Pests and Diseases
Pests like aphids, stinkbugs, corn earworms, cabbage loopers, and flea beetles usually are attracted to bhindi. You can easily get rid of them using a neem oil solution.
A soilborne disease – fusarium wilt too poses a spoil these tasty veggies. Remember that if the Okra leaves turn yellow and wilt, discard them immediately.