How to Grow Angled Gourd

by admin on October 12, 2012

Angled Gourd
Angled Gourd
, which is also known as angled luffa, Chinese Okra and ringed gourd, grows as a part of Cucurbit family and it follows some similar rules. They are recognized as a tropical plant because they need warm growing seasons for their growth. They are originated in India, but people who live in other parts of the world can also cultivate it under tropical conditions. This article will let you know about the method of growing Angled Gourd with less hassle.

Angled Gourd plants seed during the mid-spring. They are recognized as sensitive plants and they fail at the temperatures below 60 degree Fahrenheit. The soil temperature must be at least 68 degree Fahrenheit for the plants to grow. From the researches, it has been identified that Angled Gourd does best in warm and bright sites with adequate room and drainage. Therefore you need to find a place with full sunshine and good air movement for the plants to grow. You should not plant the seeds in sites that puddle. They are spreading plants, so you need to set aside a 10 foot plot for the plants to grow.

Angled Gourd seeds are notoriously slow to germinate and sprout. You can purchase fresh Angled Gourd seeds from a reputed supplier. Then you need to rough up the surface of each Angled Gourd seed in order to speed up their germination and growth. Then you need to soak the scarified Angled Gourd seeds in water for full 24 hours before planting them. You need to select a place which receives six or more hours of direct sunlight to plant the Angled Gourd seeds. The soil should be well-drained and well worked.

Angled Gourd needs a strong support system to prevent their fruits from touching the ground. Therefore it is recommended to select a place near a trellis or a fence. If you don’t have a fence in the place, you can erect some support in the place. You have to cover the soil with 3 inches of peat moss, 2 inches of compost and 1 inch of perlite. Then you need to make sure the soil is warm enough in order to support the germination process.

You need to plan the Angled Gourd seeds during spring. You need to place the seeds one by one with hand. You need to push the soil to a depth of half inch. You must be careful in order to keep a gap for 12 inches between the seeds. If you provide the necessary warmth, you will get the opportunity to yield the vegetable in 2 months’ time. Then you can cut the vegetable one inch apart from the stem and enjoy the taste of some homemade Angled Gourd.

 

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