Ridge gourd is called as Beerakai in Telugu, Peerkangai in Tamil and Torai in Hindi. Biologically ridge gourd is referred to as Luffa acutangula. It's a ridged and dark green veggie with white pulp inside. Ridge gourd is extremely rich in dietary fiber and enriched with all the vital elements that include Vit-C, Zinc, Iron, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Thiamin and traces of another minerals. It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and calories that aids in weight loss. Ridge gourd contains good content of cellulose and high in water content that helps to relieve from constipation and healing piles. Ridge gourd contains insulin like Peptides and Alkaloids within the vegetable that helps to reduce the sugar levels in both the blood and urine. It is high in Beta-carotene which is good for enhancing eye sight. Ridge gourd acts effective in purifying blood. It boosts up and nourishes the liver health and protects the liver from alcohol intoxication. Ridge gourd juice is used to heal jaundice and to strengthen your immune system against any infection. It is good for skin care, as the blood purifying qualities in it ensures you to stay clear from pimples and acne. Ridge gourd helps to manage acidity as well as ulcers. It is well known as a cooling agent and aids in handling burning up experience with the urine.
|30 to 40 Seeds|
SEED GERMINATION GUIDE
Before sowing seeds, the first step is to dig out the soil and add organic fertilizer and manure in the proportion of 50% soil ,20% peat moss or 30% vermicompost and mix the mixture well. Once the above-mentioned step is done, please moisturize the soil.
Sprinkle the seeds and little water and cover the seeds with soil/ wet newspaper/ tissue. Keep on checking the soil after every two days and if you feel that the soil is getting dry then keep sprinkling water. After a week or 10 days, seeds will start germinating.
- When the plant grows to the height of 2” separate each plant be careful for the soil.
- At the time of separation remove the plant with the soil, remember that roots should not damage.
- After removing plants, replant them at a gape of 4” to 5“.
- After replanting, water them.
- Within 20 days feed the plants with organic manure vermicompost and fertilizer.
- At the time of budding use N.P.K 19.19.19 fertilizer and reduce the watering cycle.
- Follow these steps, enjoy beautiful flowers and blissful growth in the plant
Growing temperature: 10 to 25 degree celcius.
Plant height: 2 to 3 feet
Watering: thrice a week in evening.
Sunlight: full sun and shading place
Growing container: gardening pots, planters, garden fields and borders etc.
Growing soil: use normal gardening soil
Manure use: organic manures, fertilizers N.P.K. or cow dung etc.
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