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Indian Round Gourd Seeds (Tinda)

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Indian Round Gourd is also known as Tinda, Indian squash and round melon. Indian round gourd is not only a popular vegetable, but is also medicinal. Tinda is rather bland in taste and hence is always in a supporting role in recipes!

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full Sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Water everyday

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    11-12 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    Summer

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 90cm

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 in 80-90 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

  • Indian Round Gourd seeds can be grown in containers or on raised beds.
  • If you opt for growing Indian round gourd in a container, choose a circular pots or grow bag with 16” diameter and minimum depth of 8-10 inches.
  • Make sure your container has proper drainage holes at the bottom
  • Ideal sowing medium for round gourd seeds is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any Organic Manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Fill your container with the growth medium of your choice.
  • Sow 2 seeds at the centre of a pot.
  • On raised beds, sow two seeds per spot in a spacing of 2 x 2 ft.
  • Place your seeds on the surface of the medium and use the inside with the tip of a pencil and cover the surface with growing medium.
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower with a watering can.
  • Before sowing the seeds, add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio. Organic manure can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, Compost or Vermicompost.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Your Indian round gourd seeds will germinate within the first 6 - 8 days. You will notice tiny sprouts growing at this stage.
  • Second week onwards, seedlings will start growing into a small plant.
  • After the second week, keep only single seedling at one spot, Cut off the weak, small & lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors.
  • Indian Round Gourds require full sunlight to grow. Make sure that your raised beds and containers get sufficient sunlight.
  • Water your potted Indian Round Gourd plant every day in summer.
  • For an even shower use a Watering can to water your plants or use a drip irrigation system.
  • Being an aggressive climber, Indian round gourd needs a lot of space to grow. So develop a strong trellis support up to height of 5-6 ft, by using locally available material like pipes, bamboo, ropes, wires etc. for your Indian Round Gourd plant.
  • When your bottle gourd plant is more than 45 days old, provide one tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) Fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.
  • Your plants will flower 80-90 days from sowing, it has separate Male & female flowers on same plant. Fruits will be formed on female flower after pollination.
  • Ripe Indian round gourd can be harvested 3 months after sowing the seeds. Harvesting season can continue for 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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sowing medium should I use to grow Indian Round Gourd/Tinda seeds?

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.

How often should I water Indian Round Gourd?

Water your potted Indian Round Gourd plant every day in summer.

What is hand pollination?

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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