- Further Information
|Latin Name:||Abelmoschus esculentus|
| Growing Info:
Soak the seeds for 2 hours in lukewarm water before sowing, Sow in Mar-Apr in small pots or seeds trays, with a light covering of fine seed compost. Keep warm at 20-25C in a propagator for germination to occur. Transplant to their final large pot or bed once large enough. Pinch out tips to encourage bushy growth. 4-5 plants should be enough for a whole family.
Grown inside, they may require pollinating with a small paintbrush if there are not enough pollinating insects getting inside the greenhouse or poly-tunnel