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Coriander Seeds - 100 g

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Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) also known as black eyed pea is one of the most important and popular leguminous vegetables. Locally known as chowli, it is cultivated for its long, green pods to be cooked as vegetable or for dry seeds used as pulse. A perfect vegetable for partially shaded windows and balconies of city apartments.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Partial sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Alternate (winter), everyday (summer)

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or window sills

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    7-8 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All seasons

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 at 60cm by 30cm

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 45-50 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

  • Cowpea seeds can be sown throughout the year.
  • Seeds are sown directly in raised beds or containers.
  • Big sized circular pots or grow-bag with 12 to 14” diameter and minimum depth of 8-10 inches
  • Growing medium: 2 part garden soil & 1 part cow manure; or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco-peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • 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. On raised beds, sow two seeds per spot in a spacing of 2 x 2 ft.
  • Push the seeds a little in the soil medium with your fingers & completely cover them with surrounding soil. Cowpea Seeds can be sown 0.5 to 1 cm deep.
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower using a watering can.
  • Seeds will germinate within the first 6-8 days & tiny sprouts will be visible.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • The Cowpea plant enjoys full sunlight. Therefore your raised bed should be made at a bright sunny spot. Keep the Cowpea container under open sunlight. However Partial shade can be tolerated.
  • As the cowpea plants start to grow, it needs support of trellis as it is a weak stemmed twiner.
  • Water your potted Cowpea 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.
  • 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
  • When your Cowpea plant is more than 45 days old, provide one tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix a handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.
  • Harvesting: (45 to 50 days from sowing) Cowpea plant will start flowering in the second month. You can start harvesting fresh cowpea pods after 45-50 days on seed sowing. Harvesting is done for green pods as well as beans.Harvesting season can continue till next 3 months.
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

Why is my cowpea plant dying?
Cowpea is a robust plant but it can get insect infestation during the pod bearing stage. Always look for the early signs of any insectinfections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such diseases are spotted.
Why is my plant not growing?
Loosen the soil around the plant. Provide additional soil, and organic manure to the plant every 15 days.

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

Cowpea or black-eyed pea maintain cholesterol levels, remove free radicals, control blood sugar level, treat stomach, cardiovascular ailments and also help in weight loss. Apart from this, this pea variety is extremely beneficial for maintaining healthy hair and skin

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

Cowpea pods provide carbohydrates, proteins, antioxidants and dietary fibreCowpea seeds provide a rich source of proteins and calories, as well as minerals like iron & phosphorus and vitamins like B complex.

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.Cowpea is one of the oldest crops known to mankind. In India, cowpea has been known since Vedic period and it is grown almost throughout the country.

2.Cowpeas leaves and immature seed pods are also be consumed in some parts India.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I harvest cowpea pods?

The harvesting starts from 45 to 50 days from sowing which may continue up to 100 days in flushes. The pods are harvested when adequately developed and remain tender. Picking the pods 15 days after pod setting is ideal for vegetable purposes.

What type of planting mixture does the cowpea need?

Cowpea can be grown almost in any type of soil, but well drained loam or slightly heavy soils are better. A standard, universal potting mixture is sufficient.

How often do you need to water the cowpea plant?

Potted plants should be watered every alternate day. Cowpea plants can tolerate drought to some extent but cannot tolerate waterlogging.

At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children. At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.

At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.

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