Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Alternate (winter), everyday (summer)
Balcony or window sills
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 at 60cm by 30cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest 45-50 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
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.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Potted plants should be watered every alternate day. Cowpea plants can tolerate drought to some extent but cannot tolerate waterlogging.
Regionally in India, Cowpea (Lobia Beans) is also known as Lobia, Barbati.
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