Bottle Gourd (Lauki / Ghiya) Long  Seeds
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Bottle Gourd (Lauki / Ghiya) Long Seeds (लौकी के बीज)

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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 with a Good Germination rate.

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  • Number of hybrid Bottle Gourd (Lauki / Ghiya ke beej): 12 Seeds
  • Sowing season: Throughout the year (But the Best Season is Summer)
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Mode of sowing: Sow the seeds 2-2.5 cm 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

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Bottle Gourd Long Growing Season In India

Bottle gourd can be grown year-round in India. The main growing seasons are summer (February – April), monsoon (June to July), and post-monsoon/autumn (September to October), with variations depending on local conditions.

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 a 2:1 ratio. Sow bottle gourd seeds in pots/grow bags (or seedling trays) about 2-2.5 cm deep in soil. Sow only 2 seeds in a container and give water in the soil. Seeds of bottle gourd will 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 a handful of organic fertilizers as vermicompost, cow dung, or Neem cake around each plant. Otherwise, you can use 1 tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant.
  • Common pests and disease - Some common insects that are generally found in bottle gourd plants are aphids, 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 color – White/green
  • Level of grow – Easy
  • Height – 300 to 360 cm as a vine
  • Spread – Above 360 cm
  • Avoid planting with – Potatoes
  • Companion planting – Beans, corn, and peas


Why is my bottle gourd getting wilting?

Over-watering is the main reason behind bottle gourd wilting; so avoid over-watering 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?

The best sowing medium for bottle gourd is 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat, and 1 part vermicompost (or any organic fertilizer).

Does bottle gourd need support?

Bottle gourds is a climber vine plants, so they need some support like pipe, bamboo, rope, or wires.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Aman Bhandari

Good seeds

Good Quality Seeds

All seeds are germinated with in 4-5 days and writing this review after fruiting and harvesting.

Virender kumar
Seeds germination

Almost all seeds germinated.

Harsh Mishra

Seeds grown very well

Prakash sahu
All seeds are worst,

Germination of seed is very worst