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Val (Pawata) - 25 Seeds

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The seeds of Val are also consumed as legumes. They can be sown when they are very young and tender. It is a sweet, smooth creamy textured beans.

How to grow Val (Pawata) from Seeds:

Introduction and Uses: Also known as Lima Beans, Vaal is a great source of fibre and proteins. Research has revealed that consumption of Lima Beans could help in controlling diabetes, maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol. These veggies are a great source of molybdenum too. Molybdenum in various supplement forms is used as an anti-inflammatory agent and for the treatment of copper toxicosis.

Botanical Name: Dolichos lablab

Sowing Season: Throughout the year.

Sowing method: Seeds are sown directly in raised beds or containers.

Sowing container: Big sized circular pots or grow bag with 16” diameter and minimum depth of 8-10 inches.

Sowing medium: 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.

Steps for seed sowing (Seed starting) in a container:

  • Take a container of your choice with drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill the container with proper potting layers & selected growing medium.
  • Sow 2 seeds at the centre of the pot.

  • Spacing:
  • On raised beds, sow two seeds per spot in a spacing of 3 x 3 ft.
  • Push the seeds a little in the soil medium with your fingers & completely cover them with surrounding soil.
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower using a watering can.

  • Growth stages of Val (Pawata) Plant:

    Sprouting Stage: Seeds will germinate within first 6-8 days & tiny sprouts will be visible.

    Cotyledons: The first two leaves will emerge in the second week of germination. These are false leaves called as cotyledons.

    First leaves: First leaves will emerge above cotyledons at the end of the second week.

    Seedling stage: Second week onwards, seedlings will start growing into a small plant.

    Thinning: After the second week, keep only single seedling at one spot, cut off the weak, small & lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors.

    How to take care for Val (Pawata) Plant:

    Sunlight: Val (Pawata) plant requires full sunlight. Therefore your raised bed should be made at a bright sunny spot. Keep the Val container under open sunlight.

    Watering: Water your potted Val (Pawata) plant every alternate day in winter & every day in summer. Water at the soil near the plant. Use a watering can to make sure that the plants get water in the form of a shower & not by a single flow. You can also make provision for watering by drip irrigation system for your raised beds.

    Trellis: Val plant is a bushy vine & needs plenty of space to grow. So develop a strong trellis support up to height of 5-6 ft, by using locally available material like pipes, bamboo, ropes, wires etc. for your Val plant. Read about trellis support ideas.

    Manuring: As mentioned earlier, add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.

    Top Dressing: When your Val plant is more than 45 days old, provide one tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.

    Plant care: Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal infection/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted.

    Harvesting: (60 to 70 days from sowing) Vaal plant will start flowering at the end of 2nd month. You can start harvesting fresh Vaal pods after 2 months of seed sowing. Harvesting can be done either for Pods or for beans. Harvesting can continue for very long time, as long as plant survives.

    Details

    No.of Seeds 25 Seeds
    Seed Rate 10 to 15 Kg/Ha
    Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant) 90 cm x 90 cm
    Germination Time 6 to 8 days from sowing
    Fertilizer "Organic: Neemcake or Vermicompost - 10 g per plant. Chemicals: Suphala or Urea - 5 g per plant."
    Season of Sowing All year Round
    Yield 80 to 100 Qtl/Ha

    Additional

    SKU NUVSO351
    Product Weight Under 10 g
    Product Height 15 cm
    Product Width 10 cm
    Product Depth 1 cm

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