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#36213 May 2nd, 2007 at 06:07 AM
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hi everyone! flwr

I guess I started my okra too early. I wont have room for them outside till June, and they are starting to form flower buds under the flourescents indoors!!! nervous

Should I snip them off?? The plants are about 6" tall now.

Thanks!! angel

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When I don't get a chance or it's too early to
put my starts out, I just keep repotting up into
bigger sized pots/containers...
That way, even though they're not outside growing
and putting on new roots out there..
I know they're putting on new roots in the containers..
Then when I am able to plant, they're pretty much
right up to speed in the rooting department..

Your choice on the snipping of the flowers....
but I suppose it can't hurt to snip the first few,
but I'd repot in the process too...

Keep us posted..
I love those flowers on the okra, they're sooo pretty!!!


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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it. - Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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Hmmm...these buds are so tiny, Id probably top off the plants in the process of trying to get them off. Could that be a good thing? Maybe that would make for bushier plants?

Im not too worried. I had great success growing them for the first time last year. The area they are going currently have pea plants that are only 6" tall, so they must wait!

Here's a flower from last year.
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