Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil
Space the seedlings 100cm by 100cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 90-100 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why are my ash gourd seeds not germinating?
Ash Gourd prefers warm temperatures ( 60 F to 105 F) and full sunlight. If the temperature is cold, your seeds will not germinate
How can I control weeds growing around my ash gourd?
Weeds can be controlled using Mulch
What is the white powdery residue on my Ash Gourd plant’s leaves?
White powdery residue on upper leaf surfaces is a symptom of Powdery Mildew. Keep a watch on the early symptoms of powdery mildew. Use appropriate chemicals to get rid of the powdery mildew
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Rich in fibre and loaded with antioxidants, the Ash Gourd is a wonderful fruit which can be cut, boiled, and eaten on its own or can be added to soups, or green juices. Juice a large cub of it with a glass of water and drink it on an empty stomach every morning and reap the benefits. The ash gourd is very low in calories and carbohydrates. The cooling property of the ash gourd helps in reducing acidity and soothes your gastrointestinal tract to help relieve constipation
The Ash Gourd is rich in Thiamine ( vitamin B1 ), Niacin ( vitamin B3), Vitamin C and other minerals like Potassium. It is made up of 96% water and is extremely low in calories and high in fibre making it a popular vegetable amongst everyone trying to lose weight. The Ash Gourd is alkaline and has a cooling effect on your stomach. It helps in preventing stomach ulcers and offers relief from acidity. If you want a balanced diet, you should definitely add this wonderful vegetable to your diet
1.In North India, the Ash Gourd is used to make a sweet called “Petha” famous as the Agre ka Petha
2.Ash gourd juiced mixed with lemon makes a great face pack . It will soothe your skin and help you get rid of dark spots
3.The Ash Gourd has a bland taste. It absorbs whatever spices you use efficiently making it an ideal addition to soups and stews
Yes, the Ash Gourd is commonly known as White Pumpkin
Yes the Ash Gourd is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. The Ash Gourd is rich in Vitamin B1, B3 and Vitamin C. It is also rich in fibre, potassium, and calcium
The Ash gourd is made up of 96% water. Which means that this vegetable is very low in calories but is high in fibre. Consuming the ash gourd will fill your stomach up without adding too many calories to your diet
Ash Gourd is commonly known as White Pumpkin, Winter melon and regionally in India it is also known as Petha kaddu, Kohla, Safed Bhopla, Kuvale, Poosanikai, Boodida gumadikaya, Bood kumbalakai.
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