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As soon as okra seedlings emerge, I find the seedlings cut in to two parts. What could be the problem?

Okra    Sydney, Australia

I planted Okra seeds. About 50 percent germinated. Of the seeds that germinated, many were dissected into two parts. I don't know the reason.
We have snails in our garden. Could it be the work of snails/slugs? How can the problem be solved? Is there any treatment for this?


Posted by: NARASIMHAN MADHAVAN (1 point) NARASIMHAN MADHAVAN
Posted: December 30, 2015


Sam Sourivong commented,
You need to get slug repellent. I'm a commercial okra farmer, in one single hour the slugs killed 350 ft long rolls of my okra my plants never had a chance the slugs were waiting for them to pop up
over 3 years ago.



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When the seed emerges one often sees the two leaves because they are dicotyledons. The name refers to one of the typical characteristics of the group, namely that the seed has two embryonic leaves or cotyledons.

Is this what you are seeing? Have the plants grown any more? Post pictures please


Posted by: David Hughes (43 points) David Hughes
Posted: December 30, 2015




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