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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ash gourd is an incredibly versatile vegetable and offers plenty of health benefits. It is a vine plant and grows in an oblong, watermelon like fruit. You should definitely grow one in your kitchen garden or terrace and enjoy its mild flavor.

Botanical Name: Benincasa hispida

Other Names: White gourd, Winter Melon, White Pumpkin, Agri Petha, Pethakaddu, Kumbalanga

Growing Season: Feb-March and June-July

Ideal Temperature: 25-30°C

Uses: You can use ash gourds to make tasty sabzis and healthy juices

Difficulty Level: Easy

How to Grow – Quick View

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How to Sow Seeds

  • Soak the seeds in water overnight.
  • Sow them directly in the ground and cover with soil. Make sure the seeds are not too close to each other.
  • For growing ash gourds in pots, sow one seed per container atleast 0.5 inch deep in the soil.

Seed Care

  • Water the seeds regularly
  • Choose a location that receives full sunlight

How to Care for Ash Gourd

Sunlight: For maximum growth, choose a location that receives ample amount of sunlight. Place the ash gourd plants on terrace if you are growing in pots.

Watering: Water the plant every day to encourage growth.

Soil: Ash gourd prefers loamy fertile soil. You can also nourish the soil with cow manure.

Fertilizer: Fertilize the plant with phosphorus-rich fertilizer before the blooming takes place.

Pests and Diseases: Aphids and whiteflies are some common dangers to ash gourds. So use the right pesticide to get rid of them.

Harvesting: Kumdha is ready to harvest after 45-90 days of sowing the seeds. You can identify ready to harvest ash gourds with their waxy coating.

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