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Thursday, 22 March 2012

SNAKE GOURD


Snake gourd can be easily grown in homestead garden. This vegetable is a trailing one. Its fruits are long like snake that is why this is called snake gourd. It contains vitamins A, B and C.
Seeds are used for propagation. Jan-March and Sept-December are best seasons for sowing snake gourd. Seeds can be sown in pit of 60 cm diameter and 30cm depth. Decomposed vegetable waste from kitchen may be applied in pit before planting. One pit is enough for a family.
Irrigate once in four days. Weeding and manuring is necessary for getting more fruits. Kitchen waste can be used for manuring.
Take care to pick tender fruits.  

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