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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Chekkurmanis-an inexpensive homestead vegetable

The scientific name of this leafy vegetable is sauropus androgynus. This can be grown easily in homestead gardens. No separate area is needed for this. On borders of homestead, it can be planted. Its leaves contain much vitamin A and minerals. Tender leaves and shoots are used for vegetable purpose.
The main season for planting is May-June. (onset of monsoon). Stem cuttings in a length of 20-30cm and 6-10 months old are to be planted. It does not need much care. Kitchen waste can be used as manure. Do irrigation regularly during summer.
Regular harvest gives more yields. Shoots should be pruned intermittently to check the height of plants.

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