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Pigeon Pea Seeds

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Famous in India as toor or arahar, the pigeon pea is a staple food group of the masses. This perennial hrub is grown as and annual crop and is a yellow coloured lentil hat is flat and oblong in shape and can be grown easily in a comapratively shorter time span.

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

    Terrace or outdoors

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    15-16 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All season

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 30cm

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 110-120 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

  • Best season to sow Pigeon peas seeds is winter.
  • Pigeon pea seeds can be sown directly in raised beds, or in containers.
  • Use a big sized circular pots or grow bag with 16” diameter and minimum depth of 8-10 inches to sow your seeds. Make sure that the container of your choice has uniform drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill your container with proper potting layers & selected growing medium..
  • Ideal sowing medium to grow broad bean seeds is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Sow 2 seeds at the centre of the pot.
  • On raised beds, sow two seeds per spot in a spacing of 1 x 1 ft.
  • Push the seeds inside the medium with your finger and cover them completely with surrounding soil.
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower using a watering can.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Pigeon pea seeds will germinate within the first 6-8 days.
  • Tiny seedlings will be visible at this point.
  • Second week onwards this seedlings will start growing into a small plant.
  • Cut off the smaller. lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors & keep only one seedling per hole.
  • Pigeon peas plant needs full sunlight. Make your raised beds in a sunny spot and keep your containers under open sunlight to ensure that your plant receives sufficient sunlight.
  • Water your potted Pigeon peas plant every alternate day in winter & every day in summer. Water at the soil near the plant.
  • Use a watering can to ensure even shower. You can also use drip irrigation system to water your raised beds.
  • 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.
  • Check for early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. If you notice any such symptoms, spray your plant with appropriate medicines.
  • Pigeon peas is an aggressive climber and it needs plenty of space to grow. 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 Pigeon peas plant.
  • When your Pigeon peas 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.
  • At the end of third month, your Pigeon pea plant will start flowering. You can start harvesting fresh Pigeon pea pods after 3 months on seed sowing. Harvesting season can continue till cool climate persists.
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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are pigeon peas good for?

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.

Is pigeon pea a legume?

The pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan), also known as pigeonpea, red gram, tur, 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.

Are pigeon peas the same as split peas?

Split chickpeas (Chana Dal), split pigeon peas(Toor Dal) and Split peas can be used interchangeably.

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