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Bittergourd Seeds (Green Long) Bittergourd Seeds (Green Long)

Bittergourd Seeds (Green Long)

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Bitter Gourd, commonly known as Karela in India is a unique tropical vine grown for its edible vegetable. The Bitter Gourd contains high amounts of fibre, phosphorous, and Vitamins C, B1, B2, and B3. Although not a crowd favourite, it surely has a cult following owing to its numerous health benefits

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full Sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Water everyday

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    8 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    Summer

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Space the seedlings 100cm by 150cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest in 55-60 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • Take a container of your choice with will drainage holes at the bottom
  • Fill this container with proper potting layers and a growth medium of your choice
  • Sow 2 seeds at the centre of a pot
  • When growing on raised beds, sow two seeds per spot in a spacing of 3 x 3 ft.
  • Push the seeds into the growing medium with your fingers. Make sure you cover the seeds completely with this growing medium
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower with a watering can
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • For growing Bitter Gourd use big circular pots or grow bag with 16” diameter and minimum depth of 8-10 inches
  • As a growing medium use 1 part Garden Soil + 1 part Coco Peat + 1 part Vermicompost Or 2 part Garden Soil + 1 part Organic Manure
  • Within the first 6-8 days your seeds will start germinating
  • Bitter Gourds require full sunlight. Keep your bitter gourd container in a spot that receives proper sunlight. If you are growing Ash Gourd on a raised bed, ensure that you make the raised bed in a bright sunny spot.
  • All vegetable seeds need sun for at least 5-6 hours in a day
  • Water the plant every day in summers
  • Use a watering can. The plant needs to be watered in the form of a shower
  • Check for early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. If you notice any such symptoms, spray your plant with appropriate medicines
  • About 2 months after sowing seeds, your Bitter Gourd will be ready for harvest
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

My bitter gourd seeds are not germinating
The Bitter Gourd like most of the vegetable seeds requires proper sunlight for at least 5 - 6 hours in a day. Inadequate sunlight will hamper the germination process
What is the white powdery residue on my Bitter 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.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

The Bitter Gourd or the Karela has numerous medicinal uses. The Bitter Gourd contains a compound called Polypeptide-p which is shown to control diabetes and help reduce blood sugar. Bitter Gourd is an excellent vegetable to have if you are trying to lose weight as it is very low in calories and high in fibre. The fibre in this vegetable helps you stay fuller for longer and help curb your appetite. The bitter gourd is also packed with anti - oxidants along with Vitamin A and C which will help your skin and hair stay healthy

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

The Bitter Gourd is extremely low in calories. One cup of raw bitter gourd has approximately 20 calories only!! Bitter gourd is also high in fibre which will help you stay full longer. Apart from this the bitter gourd is a rich source of Vitamin A, C, Folate, Potassium and Zinc. Karela is also rich in various anti - oxidants.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.The Bitter Gourd is commonly known as Karela in India.

2.The bitter gourd plant produces both male and female flowers. Only the female flowers produce the vegetable

3.One cup of Bitter Gourd has as little as 20 calories

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    Near 95% seeds germinated. very nice product which grew easily and without any problems.

    Mumtaz

  2. Excellent
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    Very great vegetable and grow big and strong! This bitter gourd is very good for your health. very nice product.

    Juli

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    The seeds packet came in good package and had the right amount of seeds as expected. Everything great. 100% satisfied.

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    I received good quality seeds. High germination rate

    Pritesh

Frequently Asked Questions

How much water does Bitter Gourd / Karela need?

Keep the soil evenly moist. In summers water your plant every day.

Does Bitter Gourd flower?

Bitter gourd produced both male and female yellow flowers.

. Can bitter gourd cure diabetes?

The Bitter Gourd contains a compound called Polypeptide-p which is known to control diabetes. However, always consult your doctor about a serious ailment.

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