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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 100cm by 100cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 50-60 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Snake gourd plant is not growing fruits.
Insufficient pollination is a big factor that can hamper the growth of snake 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 snake 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 snake gourdseeds 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.
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The medicinal and health benefits of snake gourd have made it one of the most loved vegetables. It is packed with nutrients and is extremely low in calories making it a great option for people watching their weight. Its fibre content helps maintain a good gut health while it also detoxifies the kidneys. It is also anti-fungal in nature.
The Trichosanthes cucumerina, or the Snake Gourd has abundant quantities of all the important dietary components. It is packed with nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fibre and fats, while being extremely low in calories.. It also has other essentials vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E.
1.Snake Gourd has white, unisexual flowers.
2.In Ayurveda, Snake Gourd is used as a cooling ingredient.
Ideal growing medium to grow snake gourd seeds is 1 part Garden Soil + 1 part Coco Peat + 1 part Vermicompost Or 2 part Garden Soil + 1 part Organic Manure.
Water your potted Snake Gourd plant every day in summer.
Snake gourd prefers full sunlight.
Regionally in India, Snakegourd is also known as Podalankai, Padavalnga, Hagala Kai, Chachinda, Padval, .
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