After the last harvest, there is usually one more thing to gather before pulling up the plants. Seeds! Taking the time for this last step will save you money the following season and you can save enough seeds to share with your friends.
Savings Okra Seeds:
Cut the Okra pods off of the plant. Let dry in the sun. As they dry, they will open up and there will be rows of seeds inside. When you can crack the seeds with pilers, they are ready to put up. If they smoosh, they are not ready yet.
We did this to about 8 pods and gathered this full bag of seeds.
Label them with the date and variety and store them in a dark, dry place. Right now we store all of our seeds in a huge tupperwear container. No frills, no problems. As our seed storage grows, then we will think about upgrading.
"To see things in the seed, that is genius."- Lao Tzu