Planting Bottle Gourd Seeds Sowing To Harvest Tips & Types

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In this article, I am going to tell you how to planting bottle gourd seeds from sowing to harvesting in detail for the entire three months updates, along with some very important tips and varieties that produce high yielding bottle gourd. Bottle gourd is also known as lauki especially in Asian countries And you can easily grow gourds in containers on the roof of your house. What fertilizers does its soil need? And how to protect its leaves, how to protect it from insects, I am going to tell you in detail.
Grow bottle gourd from seeds planting to harvest

Introduction About Bottle Gourd

In this article, I am going to tell you how to planting bottle gourd seeds from sowing to harvesting in detail for the entire three months updates, along with some very important tips and varieties that produce high yielding bottle gourd. Bottle gourd is also known as lauki especially in Asian countries And you can easily grow gourds in containers on the roof of your house. What fertilizers does its soil need? And how to protect its leaves, how to protect it from insects, I am going to tell you in detail.

Bottle Gourd Seeds Sowing Time

The best time to grow gourd seeds is from 15th May to 15th July and from January to February. Friends, for good results always buy good quality seeds, and good quality bottle gourd seeds is a bit expensive but it Best result in pots, now I soak the seeds in water for 24 hours this will speed up the germination next day I am going to plant the seeds in seedling trays to make a seedling mix 50 percent cocopeat, And add 50 percent vermi-compost and moisten it slightly. Fill the seedling tray with the mix and plant the seeds half an inch deep in it and cover with the mix. Place the seedling tray in a place where it gets three to four hours of sunlight in the morning, In about ten days, 90 percent of the seeds you plant will germinate, Now the seedling tray has to be placed in a place where these plants can get four to five hours of sunlight in the morning.

Bottle gourd vine transplant

When you start seeing four or five leaves on the plant, then the plant is ready for transplant and it also maintains its growth even after changing the place. Bottle gourd vines require large containers to grow in pots. When planted in small pots, the vine does not grow well and its fruits are very small or very few or not at all.

I am planting gourds in containers 14 inches tall, 21 inches wide, and 15 inches deep I made them from old plastic fruit crate.
Homemade container for planting bottle gourd seeds
No its roots spread a lot and vines need more soil to thrive well, I am planting gourds in containers 14 inches tall, 21 inches wide, and 15 inches deep I made them from old plastic fruit crate. After transplanting it, keep it in a place where it can get sunlight all day long because bottle gourd needs more sunlight.

Soil Preparation For Bottle Gourd

Bottle gourd is a very easy growing vegetable and it grows easily in any type of soil. It likes well-drained and sandy soil, but for potted bottle gourd vines we need nutrient-rich soil. To make the best supporting soil, you need garden soil 50 percent, vermicompost or cow dung 30 percent, sand 20 percent, Also add two handfuls of neem cake powder to it, which protects the roots of the plant from fungal attack.

Net Netting For Bottle Gourd Vine

This vine grows very fast and needs a strong structure like a net made of bamboo wire or rope or netting to spread the vine easily.

This vine grows very fast and needs a strong structure like a net made of bamboo wire or rope or netting to spread the vine easily.
Make net netting for bottle gourd vine
To make it, fix the bamboo wood firmly with the help of big nails and iron wire on the boundary wall of the roof. The vine spreads very well on the net and the fruits are also very large. The easier the vine spreads, the better fruit we will see, and netting is very helpful. 

 2G & 3G Cutting

When the plant is one month old, do its 2G cutting. This method is widely used by farmers to increase the amount of fruit. To perform a 2G cutting, cut off the top tip of the plant, this way the plant will produce more branches. After 10 days you will see more branches coming out, when the newly grown branches are also a little bigger then I will cut them again and by doing this again 3G branches will come out of our plant.

When the plant is one month old, do its 2G cutting. This method is widely used by farmers to increase the amount of fruit. To perform a 2G cutting, cut off the top tip of the plant, this way the plant will produce more branches. After 10 days you will see more branches coming out, when the newly grown branches are also a little bigger then I will cut them again and by doing this again 3G branches will come out of our plant.
Bottle gourd 2G 3G cutting
Take special care of one thing. Remove suckers appear on the vine of bottle gourd. Keep breaking them on time because they keep using fertilizer from the soil for no reason, due to which the nutrients do not reach our vegetable and the fruit does not maintenance the quality size.

Bottle Gourd Flowering

After about 40 days, our bottle gourd vine will start spreading on the net and flowers will begin to appear on it. There are two types of flowers on the bottle gourd vine, one is female flower and one male flower. There is a female flower behind it you will see a small fruit, and in the male flower a fruit will not appear.

Bottle Gourd Flowers Pollination

Pollination is very important for the bottle gourd vine to bear fruit. As many pollinators will come to the roof of our house, we will see such good fruit and if you live in a place where pollinators do not come, you can pollinated by himself. Break the male flower and rub the center of it lightly in the middle of the female flower and transfer the pollen or with the help of a paint brush, take out the pollen of the male flowers and transfer it between the female flowers in this way to grow fruit.

Bottle Gourd Harvest

When the vine is 80 days old, you will find the fruit ready to be plucked, Usually when people grow bottle gourd vines in pots, it doesn’t produce much fruiting, but here you can see bottle gourds of all sizes growing on every branch and that’s because of the right weather, balance nutrition, and the right soil.

When the vine is 80 days old, you will find the fruit ready to be plucked, Usually when people grow bottle gourd vines in pots, it doesn't produce much fruiting, but here you can see bottle gourds of all sizes growing on every branch and that's because of the right weather, balance nutrition, and the right soil.
Bottle gourd harvesting
3G cutting and these pollinator friends of mine. The bottle gourd should be plucked when it is slightly raw and a little soft. If left on the vine for too long, it starts to harden and hardens on the inside. The special thing about this is that if we continue to pluck the fruit from time, it will keep us from eating the same fruit for two to three months, which increases the quantity of our fruit.

Types Of Bottle Gourd

  • Long Bottle Gourd: This variety of bottle gourd grows in length, as the name suggests it looks like a bottle, it can grow up to two to three feet long, it is light green in color and has a slightly sweet taste.
  • Round Bottle Gourd: This variety of bottle gourd is round and can grow from six to 12 inches depending on the size.
  • Tindora Gourd: This variety known as Indian Round gourd and Apple Gourd, is light green and slightly yellow in color and can grow up to three to four inches in size.
  • Snake Gourd: This species of bottle gourd, as the name suggests, has a snake-like skin design and can grow up to three feet in length, and is very beautiful to look at.
  • Little Gourd: It is light green in color with a bit of white and grows to a size of two to three inches

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