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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 150cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 55-60 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
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.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
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
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.
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
Keep the soil evenly moist. In summers water your plant every day.
Bitter gourd produced both male and female yellow flowers.
The Bitter Gourd contains a compound called Polypeptide-p which is known to control diabetes. However, always consult your doctor about a serious ailment.
Bittergourd (White) is commonly known as Bitter Melon, Bitter Gourd, Bitter Squash and regionally in India it is also known as Karela, Kaarla, Pavakkai, Karlya, Karathe, .
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