Okra Farming

Starting a farming business is very easy and very profitable. Success can be easily attained when you make the right choices and decisions in this kind of farming business.

You must have the proper materials and requirements such as time, expertise and knowledge about the process of growing okra.

fresh okra from farm

Managing an okra farm is very easy if you have a green thumb and patience. Growing okra can be a very impatient job but all it needs is patience and dedication. You will soon realize that this is a great investment because the product is very in-demand.

How to Start it?

Okra farming may sound very easy but its not. There are many procedures that you need to do and follow. Before starting a business like this you must first learn the important factors and techniques that are needed to be done. The first thing that you must do when starting a business like this is to look for the right place where to plant and farm the okra. The whole field where the okra is going to be planted bust have the same and equal amount of sun to avoid shorter crops. Okra grows in any pH level but light is very important, the field must also have a very fertile soil if not you can add plenty of well composed manure. After making sure that the field is good to go the second step is to plan the okra seed when the climate is mild and the soil temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit because if the soil is cool the seeds may rot and never bloom. You also need to be careful about the cool seasons that may come, it is very advisable to start this business when its summer because it is very warm and sunny. You can cover the seedlings with floating row covers or cloches from cold weathers and temperature. After you’ve done all these steps the okra may grow into a fully adult plant and start producing pods. When the okra pods are already 3 or 2 inches long and still soft you can already start picking them before they become inedible and fibrous.

Tips for Okra Farmer

The success of a farming business depends on the performance of the owner whom is managing or running it. Okra farming can be a very long process and frustrating, but if you like to plant things or have a green thumb this business maybe very easy for you. You must be very patient when managing this business and properly take care of the plants because it will give you a very good profit. Use natural fertilizers that will make the okra taste delicious and very productive. Beware not to use too much organic fertilizers because the okra’s may taste very bitter. You can also use pesticides that may kill the pest that are infesting your farm.

Benefits of Okra Farming

Okra farming is a very profitable business because the vegetable is very nutritious and delicious. One of the main benefit of this business is that is very easy to do and not very much expensive. Another benefit it that the vegetable is very in-demand around the world because of the vitamins that can be obtained from it.


  • vaibhav said on July 30, 2012
    i am interested about this business then plz co operate me and contact me plz MB-9096135246
  • Biigwa George said on October 6, 2013
    This is the business am interested in running. I really enjoyed the knowledge you have given. In Uganda here, the market may not be very clear. Please advance.
  • Eric said on May 29, 2015
    Hi can you help as I have 5 acres of farm land in Ghana and I want to farm okra pls can you provide step by step guide. Our aim is to export
  • OTEH RICHARD AMBE said on October 19, 2015
    i need a market for my 4 acres of okra farm
  • Birungi Brenda said on April 15, 2016
    Hi, thank you i need to plant pus sawan variety on 3 acres but my worry is market
  • samson said on November 14, 2016
    Please I need a guide on how to go into cultivating 3acre of okra.
  • Phil Meyers beginner adviser said on May 28, 2017
    If you can't get out and cut okra pods Every day ? DON'T THINK you are going to be an Okra farmer! The pods on a mature plant will DOUBLE IN SIZE EVERY DAY ,so you forget to pick one day and the next day they are TOO BIG!!!!! Been there done that!!!! GOOD LUCK and pick DAILY!!!!

    Okra Farming Expert

  • amos said on February 19, 2020
    is it advisable to plant okra in kitui County in April?
  • PKD said on February 1, 2021
    Thanks for this article, okra grow very fast when l was 10 to 11 years I got some seed from the dust bin of some grownups so I decided to grow them just behind our house , within a very short time I started harvesting and since from that time we don’t buy okra no more and I gave them out free to people around us
  • Anita said on April 22, 2021
    Can I have a vivid explanation business plan on okro


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