Okra is a excellent choice for adding huge amounts of organic matter with its large leaves, thick stems, and dense root system. This canopy of vegetation shades out weeds completely. Okra has a great root structure that adds biomass and anchors soil in place, making it a safe home for the beneficial organisms that live there.
Okra is a great beneficial insect attractant. Being related to the hibiscus, it is obvious identifying its large yellow flowers.
Okra is nice as a vegetable and food source. Often times when planting in a mix, it is ideal to wait until the majority of the different plants go to flower before termination to get the maximum benefit. During these times okra becomes a nice vegetable treat since they are early to flower and seed.