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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 at 60cm by 90cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 80-90 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Indian round gourd plant is not growing fruits.
Insufficient pollination is a big factor that can hamper the growth of bottle gourds. If sufficient pollination does not take place, the female flower will grow initially, but will die and fall off eventually. To increase pollination you can opt for hand pollination using a brush.
Why are my Tinda seedlings wilting?
Overwatering is the main cause for wilting. Too much water can drown your seedlings and deprive their roots of air, which leads to wilting and your seedlings might eventually die.
Why are my Indian round gourd /tinda seeds not germinating?
Growing conditions like moisture, improper soil temperature, over watering or under watering can all be a reason why your seeds are not germinating.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
The Indian round gourd or Tinda is a superfood packed with essential vitamins and minerals. The highlight of the Indian round gourd is that it contains healthy nutrients and has anti-inflammatory characteristics that make it great for controlling high blood pressure. Indian round gourd is known to be calming to the intestinal tract and thanks to the substantial fibre content, it helps in relieving constipation also. It is also low in carbohydrates and sugars which makes it a keto - friendly vegetable.
The Indian Round gourd is rich in essential components like fibre, carbohydrates , fats and proteins. It is also rich in vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Apart from these vitamins, tinda also contains trace amounts of minerals like iron, zinc calcium , manganese and phosphorous. Indian round gourd also contains antioxidants like carotenoids and anti-inflammatory agents which can help in controlling your blood pressure.
1.The origins of the Indian round gourd are believed to be in Africa and Zimbabwe.
2.Round gourds contain carotenoids that are beneficial in enhancing your immune system.
3.Gourds sed to be grown to turn into utensils.
Ideal sowing medium when growing Indian round gourd is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any Organic Manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
Water your potted Indian Round Gourd plant every day in summer.
Take ‘pollens’ from male flowers on painting brush or cotton bud & dust them on ‘stigma’ of female flowers. This increase overall production of Indian Round Gourd. This is however not a mandatory step. Sometimes because of lack of pollinators, your Indian round gourd plant might not flower. Try hand pollination technique that time to encourage pollination.
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