Okra is a flowering edible plant which belongs to the Malvaceae or mallow family, along with cotton and hibiscus. It is commonly known as lady’s fingers in some English-speaking countries due to its long and slender pods that are often compared to a lady’s fingers.

Through our innovative vertical farming method, it is possible to grow okra on aeroponic towers in less than one square meter of space without the use of soil.

Using Grow Support Cages for Okra

We grow okra using grow support cages which are sold separately. Grow support cages, made from galvanized steel, sustain the weight of crops such as peppers, zucchinis, eggplants, tomatoes, flowers, okra, kiwanos, melons, and many more.

When to harvest okra?

When the okra pods are about 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in.) in length, they are still tender and flavorful. Okra is ready for harvest if it feels slightly firm when the pods are gently pressed with a fingertip. If the pods feel rigid, it might be an indication that it is overripe. Okra pods should be harvested regularly during the growing season to encourage continuous production.

Ways to Enjoy Okra

Okra can be enjoyed in different ways – it can be eaten raw in salads or as a snack, fried, stir-fried, sautéed, steamed, and a lot more.

Learn through Agrotonomy

At Agrotonomy, in our Tower Farms, this is how we grow okra on aeroponic towers without the use of soil, only water mixed with a 100% natural ionic mineral nutrient solution:

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We recommend that you get a copy of our e-books to learn more about our innovative vertical method using aeroponic towers:

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