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 100cm by 100cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 55-60 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Bottle 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 bottle gourd 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 Bottle gourd 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.
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The Bottle Gourd is every dietician’s favourite vegetable. This versatile vegetable is made up of almost 90% water, which means it is very low in calories. Along with being a low calorie vegetable, bottle gourd has negligible amount of fats, high fibre content and a wide array of other essential nutrients. The bottle gourd is also extremely low in carbohydrates and has a very low glycaemic index making is suitable to be consumed by diabetic people too! Being alkaline, it is a great vegetable to add to your diet if you are battling any urinary infections.
100 grams of Bottle Gourd contains just about 15 calories. This low calorie wonder is packed with both soluble and insoluble fibre which is helpful in keeping your gut flora healthy. It is low in saturated fats, and high in Vitamin C, Riboflavin, zinc, thiamine, iron, magnesium and manganese. It also contains other essential minerals like sodium and potassium .
1.Bottle Gourd is also known as bottle squash and calabash gourd.
2.Bottle gourd is one of the lowest calorie vegetables.
3.The tender leaves and tendrils of the bottle gourd plant are also edible
Ideal growing medium to grow bottle gourd seeds is 1 part Garden Soil + 1 part Coco Peat + 1 part Vermicompost Or 2 part Garden Soil + 1 part Organic Manure.
Water your potted Bottle Gourd plant every day in summer.
Bottle gourd prefers full sunlight.
Bottlegourd (Long) is commonly known as Opo Squash, White gourd and regionally in India it is also known as Lauki, Ghia, Suraikai, Sorakaya, Aanapakaya, Halu, Kumbal kai, Dudhi, Dhave dudhi, Gharduddi.
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