If you are already thinking about what you want to grow in your garden this season, start out right with organic seeds. Enjoy your Kitchen Gardening with a chemical-free bottle gourd Organic Vegetable Seeds.
1 packet contains 30 bottle gourd seeds.
It belongs to the gourd family- Cucurbitaceae and is a running or climbing vine. The fruit is extra-long (180-200cm), harvested young and used as a vegetable. It has light green smooth skin and white inner flesh.
Usually, the round fruits are called Calabash gourd and the slender long fruits are called Bottle gourds.
||Lagenaria siceraria, long melon, calabash gourd.
||Up to 3.6 meters.
||Easy to grow.
Planting and care
- Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening
- SunlightKeep the seedlings container in bright sunlight
- Protect the bottle gourd seedlings from direct harsh sunlight
- SoilThe soil should be well drained and nutrient rich for Bottle gourd seedlings
- WateringWater the seedlings when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch
- Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture
- Do not overwater the seedlings
- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season
- Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season feed the bottle gourd seedlings with organic fertilizer once a month
- Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the seedlings so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily
- plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged seedlings from container
- DontsDo not overwater the seedlings especially when container does not have drainage holes
Bottle Gourd Extra Long care
- How to Sow bottle gourd Seeds You can grow Bottle gourd in two seasons, January-March and September-December
- Select 5-7 inches tray or pot
- Fill the container with well-drained soil
- Moisten the surface of the soil
- Make a hole of 1 inch deep and put 2-3 seeds in each hole and cover the hole with fine layer of the soil
- Cover the seed tray with a transparent plastic paper
- Place the seed tray in indirect bright light
- Uncover the seedlings once they germinate
- Tansplant the seedlings after 21 days in 5-7 inches pot or directly in the groundDo not over-water the seedlings to avoid root rot
- Germination rate and viability of bottle gourd seedBottle gourd seed Germination rate and viability is up to 70%
- Bottle gourd growth rate is medium
||Bottle gourd enjoys bright sunlight but appreciates a little shade during the hottest regions.
Water the seedlings when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
||Nutrient-rich well-draining soil with Optimum pH ranges from 6.5 to 7.5
||25 to 35-degree celsius.
||Apply any organic fertilizer.
||Bottle gourd may be harvested 55-75 days depending on the variety. Cut the fruits from the vines carefully, using pruning shears or a sharp knife leaving 3-4 inches of stem attached.
Bottle Gourd Extra Long special feature
The fruits are extra long (180-200 cm).
Bottle Gourd Extra Long uses
- Bottle gourd juice is helpfull for cools your bodyAlso use in weight loss and tummy trouble
- Bottle gourd help to keep your hraet hralthyBottle gourd is usefull in treating urinary tract infection
- Note: The following information is general guidelines
- Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines
- Young Bottle gourd is used most often in cooked applications
- It can be combined with dal and spices to make Doodhi Kootu, Doodhi Subzi
- used to make many Indian desserts like the famous Doodhi ka Halwa, Doodhiya Kheech, Lauki ki Kheer