What are the pros? Ease, flavor, heat tolerance
What are the cons? Ants solved with borax/Terro
With no soaking of seeds, Gold Coast okra germinated easily for me. Grew super slowly in the winter but quickly as the heat rose. Shaded with 30% cloth and are happy with daily watering in 105 degree heat (might be able to handle every other day). Starting to branch out, and makes one pod per leaf. The first small pod was like wood because it was on a baby plant and stayed on the plant for well over a week, but on a mature plant, the pods ripen quickly and remain tender with good flavor. My bunch of about 10 is closely planted (in about 10 square feet...3x3) with some more mature than others because they get more sun. Eventually, I might have about 10 okra pods per day or even more once they all branch out. As was first time growing okra (or any vegetable), my spacing didn't account for branching; might have to cut off some of the "extra." Lastly, I was initially worried because ants were devouring the pods, but one terro ant bait took care of them in one night (about 3 weeks ago).
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