A question that I am often asked is “Other than the lettuces and leafy greens, what else can you grow in Aquaponics?” That is then followed by, “Is it profitable?”
Today I will suggest growing one of my favorite vegetables, Okra ...Bhindi
You can see my recent article at http://sahibaquaponics.com/uncategorized/what-shall-we-grow-today-o...
Enjoy & God bless,
Going to ask you for some seeds my friend. Love to try this variety.
The picture I posted is the best okra in Florida - it is a heirloom variety from the 1880's known as red burgundy okra. The plant is beautiful and spectacular. I am growing Clemsom Spineless green okra about 10 feet away and the red okra is much more prolific, more pest resistant, longer producing, and clearly more beautiful. Also, I would say it is more tender and sweet than the green type okra. I have the red okra in a wicking bed and in the raft style aquaponics and the yield is much more in the raft aquaponics, while the growth rate is about the same. I have saved seeds for 5 years now and the plants keep getting better every year. Forget those commercial okra varieties - grow heirloom varieties! I have starter plants in Melbourne, Florida. My facebook photo is the flower of this plant -http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Leaf-Aquaponics/126091040834509
Thank you Sir :-)
Will meet soon David and get some heirloom seeds from you. Also may need some 55gal rain barrels. PM me when you get a chance.
Hay David, I'm interested in buying or trading for some of those seeds, those look lovely.
Because these look amazing and I am sure David cant fufill everyones seed requests should there be more, they can also be found here : http://rareseeds.com/vegetables-d-o/okra.html
I had ordered a few seed samples from rareseeds in the spring and so far been happy with them.