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Ridge Gourd Seeds - 100g

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Ridge Gourd, or Turai, belongs to the same family as the cucumber and is rich in dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals. Growing your own Ridge Gourd, or Turai plant has multiple benefits, such as growing your own organic vegetables at a lower cost, the satisfaction of gardening, and indulging in outdoor activities.

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

    13-14 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 150cm by 120cm

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 100-120 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

  • Sow your ridge gourd seeds directly into well-draining pots (16 inch diameter, 8-10 inches deep) or raised beds ( 2 feet apart).
  • The Ideal potting mix for ridge gourds is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any Organic Manure (Well rotten cow dung or farmyard manure or compost) or 1 part garden soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost
  • Sow 2 seeds in the centre of the pot or at the sowing spot on the raised bed by placing it on the soil surface and carefully pressing it 1cm deep.
  • Alternately, you can also make shallow depressions in the medium using the back of a pencil and put your seeds inside these depressions and cover them up with coco peat.
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower with a watering can.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Your ridge 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, retain a single seedling at one spot, prune the undergrown seedlings with a pair of scissors.
  • Ridge gourds require full sunlight to grow and daily watering in summer.
  • For an even shower use a Watering can to water your plants or use a drip irrigation system.
  • Ridge gourds are aggressive climbers and need 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 ridge 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.
  • Ridge 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

Ridge 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 Ridge 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 Ridge 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.

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

This green vegetable is one of the healthiest vegetables. It contains high amounts of essential nutrients like dietary fibres, vitamin C, iron, vitamin A,magnesium and vitamin B6. Being a great source of iron, eating ridge gourd can help you cure anaemia. Ridge gourd also contains substantial amounts of vitamin A which is good for your eyesight. Because of the high fibre content found in ridge gourd, consuming a ridge gourd can help you relieve constipation. Apart from all these amazing benefits, ridge gourd is also very low in calories and has a high water content making it a perfect addition to your weight loss diet plan!

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

If you haven’t been eating your ridge gourd, you need to start eating it because it is packed with dietary fibre and a lot of other essential nutrientslike Vitamin C, iron, magnesium, zinc amongst many other nutrients.Ridge gourd also has a high water content and is very low in saturated fats and calories.

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.Ridge Gourd has been hailed for its medicinal benefits since the early days of Ayurveda.

2.In India the Ridge Gourd is also called as Turai and Turiya.

3.Ridge gourd is native to tropical Africa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What growing medium should I use to grow Ridge Gourd seeds?

Ideal sowing medium when growing ridge 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 Ridge Gourd?

Water your potted Ridge 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 Ridge Gourd. This is however not a mandatory step. Sometimes because of lack of pollinators, your ridge gourd plant might not flower. Try hand pollination technique that time to encourage pollination.

At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children. At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.

At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.

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