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 200cm by 90cm
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Harvest in 80-90 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Sponge 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 Sponge 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 sponge 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
1.Sponge gourd fruit can grow as much as 3.5 cm in a day.
2.The sponge gourd has antibacterial and anti fungal properties.
3.Sponge gourd were grown in Japan commercially in 1890, and brought to America from there.
Ideal sowing medium when growing Indian round 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 Sponge Gourd plant every day in summer.
Sponge Gourds require full sunlight to grow.
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