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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 seeds at 20cm by 15 cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 25-30 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why are my gongura seeds not germinating?
Improper growing conditions like over watering/ under watering, not enough sunlight or sowing in the seeds too deep can all affect the germination process of your gongura/ambadi seeds. Make sure you are following the sowing and growing instructions correctly to ensure successful germination.
Why are my gongura leaves turning yellow?
Too much or too little water can turn the leaves of your gongura plant yellow. Make sure you are watering your plant adequately. Water your Gongura container or raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with a watering can. You can use sprinklers for gonguras grown outdoors.
Why is my gongura plant drooping?
Lack of sunlight often leads to drooping of your plant. Gongura needs partial sunlight for 3 - 4 hours. It can also tolerate full sun in winters.Make sure your plant is getting enough sunlight.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
The high amount of foliate and vitamin B6 in gongura mean that maintain the heart health. Gongura is also a good source of various vitamins and minerals. The health benefits ranging from weight management, bone strength and hair health to treatment of infections and flatulence, kidney health and managing blood pressure.
A cup of gongura is equivalent to only 29 calories, with 2.6g protein, 4.2g carbohydrate, 3.9g fibre and a negligible amount of 0.9g fats. Other nutrients gongura contains are vitamin A (106% of Recommended Daily Value), vitamin C (64mg), folate (4% of RDV), calcium (56mg), iron (3.2mg), magnesium (137 mg), manganese (0.5mg), potassium (519 mg), phosphorous (84 mg).
1.Gongura belongs to the buckwheat family.
2.Gongura gets its slightly bitter taste from oxalic acid, which can be poisonous if consumed in very large quantities that are atypical to any eating habit.
3.Gongura leaves were used to quench thirst in ancient Rome.
4.Juice squeezed out of gongura leaves was used by the Chinese to reduce freckles on skin, and to get rid of fabric stains.
Use a potting medium comprising of 1 part organic manure mixed into 1 part garden soil to grow gongura plant from seeds.
Gongura plant requires 3 hours of partial sunlight and hence needs to be found a place accordingly.
Spray gongura plant with a light shower of water everyday, no more, no less.
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