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 150cm by 100cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 100-120 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why is my red pumpkin plant not growing fruits?
Insufficient pollination is a big factor that can hamper the growth of red pumpkins. 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 pumpkins not flowering?
There are a few reasons why your red pumpkins are not flowering. Insufficient pollination or soil infertility is a common reason why your red pumpkin plant is not flowering. Red pumpkins are also very sensitive to overhead watering. Make sure you water your pumpkin plant near the soil.
Why are my red pumpkin leaves wilting?
If your pumpkin leaves are wilting, you are probably not watering your plant enough. Water your potted red pumpkin everyday in summers. Water at the soil near the plant.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Red pumpkin is highly nutritious. Red pumpkin is high in antioxidants which can help avoid any damage to your health and reduce the risk of catching a chronic disease. Pumpkin is also loaded with vitamins, especially vitamin A and C, which helps boost your immunity. Being low in calories and high in water content and fibre, this nutrient dense food will help you feel satiated and stay full longer making it a perfect addition to your weight loss diets. In addition to having high levels of beta-carotene, pumpkin also contains vitamin C and E and lutein and zeaxanthin which will keep your skin healthy. The vitamin A in a pumpkin is also excellent for your eye health.
The Red Pumpkin is a type of winter squash which is packed with a whole lot of goodness. Having as little as 49 calories per cup, red pumpkin is an amazing low calorie vegetable which is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. Pumpkins are rich in vitamin A, C ,beta-carotenes and minerals like potassium, copper and manganese. It also contains trace amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, folate and several B vitamins.
1.100 g of pumpkin contains about 340 mg of potassium, which is higher than the amount of potassium present in bananas.
2.Pumpkin is one of the most popular rainy season vegetable crops in India.
3.Except Antarctica, pumpkins are grown in every continent.
Water your potted red pumpkin everyday in summers. Water at the soil near the plant.
Red pumpkinneeds 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.
Ideal sowing medium to grow red pumpkinseeds is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
Regionally in India, Red Pumpkin is also known as Kaddu, Lal Bhopla, Mitha-Kaddu, Kohada, Kumra, Parangi, Halwa kaddu.
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