Plant okra when soil temperatures reach 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Space the seeds about 18 inches apart and 1-inch deep in a location that provides full sun. For a short growing season, consider planting the seed in p... More »

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Before planting okra seeds, soak them in lukewarm water for at least 12 hours but no longer than 18 hours. Soaking softens an okra seed's hard coating, allowing the seed to absorb more water and sprout more quickly. More »

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Okra, known in Western countries as gumbo, is a favorite flowering vegetable plant used as a thickening agent in stews. A warm-season crop, it grows well during early to mid summer. The Louisiana State University Agricul... More »

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Plant asparagus when the soil temperature reaches 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the spring, and avoid harvesting the plant during the first year. To prepare the garden bed for asparagus, remove all grasses and weeds from the ... More »

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To store canna lilies during winter, wait until the foliage dies after a hard freeze, cut the foliage off 2 inches above ground level, use a shovel to dig the clump of rhizomes out of the ground, rinse the excess soil aw... More »

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Caring for a desert rose plant requires full sun, enough water to keep the plant well hydrated and temperatures of at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The desert rose plant requires a slightly acidic soil formulated for succ... More »

Plant Allium Globemaster in the fall after approximately two weeks of temperatures that range from 40 to 55 degrees F. Choose a location with full sun and well-draining soil, and maintain a neutral soil pH to encourage p... More »

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