Bottle Gourd, commonly known as Lauki / Ghiya in India, is a wonderful vine rich in essential vitamins and nutrients which is grown for its fruit. bottle gourd is one of the healthy vegetables you must add to your kitchen garden. Buy the best Quality Bottle Gourd (Lauki / Ghiya) Long Seeds Online at the best price in India from www.organicbazar.net with a Good Germination rate.
About this item
- Number of hybrid Bottle Gourd (Lauki / Ghiya ke beej): 10 Seeds
- Sowing season: Throughout the year (But Best Season Summer)
- Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
- Mode of sowing: Sow the seeds 1 inch deep in a Container, or Pots.
- Germination Time: 6 to 14 days from sowing
- Germination temperature: 20–25ºC
- Harvesting: 8 to 10 week
- Plant vigor: Strong plant
What size grow bag is best for Bottle Gourd?
Bottle Gourd Long Growing Season In India
Summer is the best season for growing bottle plant and you can also sow gourd seeds during spring season. Bottle gourd grows fast in warm climate.
Long Bottle Gourd Seeds Sowing Method
You can sow bottle gourd seed directly in any pot. Before sowing the bottle seed in pots, mix good organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio. Sow bottle gourd seeds in pots/grow bags (or seedling tray) about 1 inch deep in soil. Sow only 2 seeds in a container and give water in the soil. Seeds of bottle gourd will be germinate within 6 to 10 days.
Long Bottle Gourd Plant Care Tips
- Sunlight – Bottle gourd needs at least 8 hours of full sunlight everyday.
- Water – Give water regularly in summer days and keep moist the soil.
- Soil – Use well drainage sandy loamy soil and rich in organic matter with PH 6.5- 7.5.
- Temperature – Bottle gourd optimum growing temperature is between 24 to 35 Degree Celsius and minimum temperature is 18 degree Celsius.
- Fertilizer – After 45 days of planting bottle gourd, give them handful of organic fertilizers as vermicompost, cow dung or Neem cake around each plants. Otherwise you can used 1 tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant.
- Common pests and disease – Some common insects which are generally found in bottle gourd plants are aphid, cucumber beetles, cutworms, leaf miners, pickleworms, spider mites, squash bugs, squash vine borers, thrips and whiteflies. Bottle gourd plant is infected by some diseases like alternaria leaf blight, anthracnose, bacteria wilt, blossom end rot, downy mildew, fusarium crown rot, gummy stem blight, powdery mildew, watermelon mosaic virus. Look for early sign of fungal, insect or other infections spray organic pesticide Neem oil to cure these symptoms.
Bottle Gourd Long Harvest Time
Climber Bottle gourd will start to flowering after 50- 60 days from seed sowing. Bottle gourd will take about 2 months for harvest after seed sowing. Bottle gourd should be harvested when it becomes green. Cut the stem by using a sharp knife or scissor. Leave as much of the stem on the gourd plant as possible. Harvesting season can continue for next 3 months.
Bottle Gourd Special Features
- Common name – Lauki and ghiya (लौकी)
- Flower/foliage colour – White/green
- Level of grow – Easy
- Height – 10 to 12 feet as a vine
- Spread – Above 12 feet
- Avoid planting with – Potatoes
- Companion planting – Beans, corn and peas
Why my bottle gourd getting wilting?
Overwatering is the main reason behind bottle gourd wilting; so avoid overwatering and keep the soil moist.
Why are my bottle gourd seeds not germinating?
Bottle gourd seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, over watering or under watering.
What is the best sowing medium for bottle gourd?
Does bottle gourd need support?
Bottle gourd is a climber vine plant, so they need some support like pipe, bamboo, rope or wires.
Country of Origin - India