Description For Gongura Seeds (Ambadi)
How to grow Gongura (Ambadi) from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: Gongura is a perennial know for its culinary and medicinal uses. This leafy vegetable is a rich source of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals that are highly beneficial for overall health.
Botanical Name: Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) and Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
Sowing Season: Throughout the year. Best grown in winter.
Sowing method: Seeds are sown directly in raised beds or containers.
Sowing container: Use a shallow container with a minimum depth of 5 inches & bigger spread area (according to available space & requirement) like trays or crates.
Sowing medium: 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
Steps for seed sowing (Seed starting) in a container:
If seeds are sown on outdoor raised beds, protect them from heavy rainfall or direct sunlight by making a temporary roof plastic sheet for first few days.
Growth stages of Gongura (Ambadi) Plant:Germination:
How to take care for Gongura (Ambadi) Plant:Sunlight: Gongura requires partial sunlight of 3-4 hours. So place your containers accordingly. However, it can withstand full sun during winters.
Watering: Water your Gongura container / raised bed every day in the form of a light shower with a watering can. Sprinklers can be placed outdoors.
Manuring: 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.
Plant care: Always look for the early signs of any insect/fungal infection/ any other infections. Spray appropriate medicines as soon as any symptoms of such infections are spotted.
Microgreens: If you plan to grow microgreen Gongura leaves, grow it indoors in flat containers. Sow-scatter the seeds in a crowded manner. You can harvest it in 10-15 days by uprooting the baby plants.
Harvesting: About 25-30 days after sowing, Gongura can be harvested by cutting the mature leaves using a scissor and leaving the fleshy base of the plant for the next harvest. In this way you can harvest Gongura 4-5 times in the intervals of 20-25 days.
Note: Young leaves of plant look like spinach. Leaves should be harvested while they are young. If not regularly harvested, Gongura plant can become an erect bushy shrub.
|No.of Seeds||Approx. 605 to 672 Seeds in 16 gm, 9450 to 10500 seeds in 250 gm|
|Net Weight||16 gm to 250 gm|
|Seed Rate||25 to 30 Kg/Acre|
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||15 cm x 20 cm|
|Germination Time||6 to 8 days from sowing|
|Fertilizer||Vegetable Mix 5 g Per Plant | Organic - Neemcake or vermicompost 10 g Per Plant|
|Season of Sowing||All year Round|
|Yield||150 to 200 Qtl/Ha|
|Product Weight||23 g to 250 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|