Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Terrace or outdoors
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 30cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest 110-120 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
My peigon pea pods are infested?
Pegion pea pods are prone to attack by pests which suck on the leaves and pods of the plants. To control this spray the plant regularly with Neem oil mixture (Mix 3-5 ml neem oil in 1 lit water).
Why is my plant not growing?
Loosen the soil around the plant. Provide additional soil, and organic manure to the plant every 15 days.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Pigeon peas are one amongst the most beneficial peas in the legume family and are also called as a red gram. Pigeon peas are used for various purposes such as a canopy crop, windbreak to fodder, etc. It is a healthy choice of food, considering its high fibre and mineral content and low-fat content. It helps to prevent the onset of anaemia, it is anti-inflammatory and prevent the unnecessary storage of fat, thereby naturally boosting your energy levels, and also aid in enhancing your carbohydrate metabolism.
Pigeon peas are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese.
1.Pigeon peas are believed to be native to eastern India where they have been cultivated for 3,500 years. India produces the bulk supply of the worlds Pigeon peas with approximately 82% of total production grown here.
2.Before olive oil was discovered ancient Egyptians used radish oil in their diet.
Pigeon pea is a good source of protein, dietary fiber, and various vitamins: thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. 100g of mature raw pigeon peas also provide 114% (76% for pregnant women) of the daily requirement of folate.
The pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan), also known as pigeonpea, red gram, tur, Arhar, Toor, Tuvar, pwa kongo in Haiti, or as gungo peas in Jamaica, is a perennial legume from the family Fabaceae. Since its domestication in the Indian subcontinent at least 3,500 years ago, its seeds have become a common food in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Split chickpeas (Chana Dal), split pigeon peas(Toor Dal) and Split peas can be used interchangeably.
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