Okra Farming In Kilifi County:

Kilifi happens to be among the driest counties in Kenya.

Despite the challenges of inadequate rainfall, one woman overcame all the odds to succeed in okra farming.

Read the Amazing story of Joyce Njoki an okra farmer at Kilifi County by following the link above.

The 38 year old mother of two narrates her journey and experience growing Okra.

It wasn’t easy when I first started growing okra. 

However, with confidence, I can say…

“Growing okra is the best decision I ever made.”

Njoki says with a glowing smile on her face.

“Money is no longer a problem to me unlike before…

So if you are in the drier areas of the Kenya, I advice you to give okra farming a try.”

I have become so succesful in farming Okra that I have leased a six acre piece of land for KSH 5,000 per acre.

Key Highlights about Njoki growing Okra In Kilifi County:

  • Okra is a flowering plant that originated from India
  • Through import and export trade, Okra found its way to a number of English speaking countries.

The other names of Okra include:

  1. Ladies fingers
  2. Gumbo
  3. Bhamia
  4. Bhindi
  5. Bhendi

When it comes to germination, Okra seed takes 12 days.

  • The plant starts flowering 40-50 days later.
  • Okra pods mature 3 days from flowering.
  • One okra plant can produce 25-30 pods.
  • Okra performs well in deep soil that is rich in organic matter.
  • It thrives in loamy soil with a ph of 5.8
  • With all the crop requirements, an acre can produce 90-100 kilos of pods in a single harvest.
  • The harvest season can extend to over 4 months thus you’ll earn thousands of shillings from Okra.

For more details about Joyce Njeri’s Successful story follow the link above.

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