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 120cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 100-120 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
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.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
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!
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.
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.
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.
Water your potted Ridge Gourd plant every day in summer.
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.
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