Sunday, November 7, 2010

Growing Bitter Gourd on Terrace




Bitter gourd fruit is not preferred by many people, But I enjoy to have bitter gourd fry and the dried bitter gourd with curd. Bitter gour dvines needs to have support for climbing.




Right now planted just 2 bitter gourd. The image shows the plant with a growth period of 20 days.









I am waiting for the flowers to appear ....hope we need to wait for at least 20 more days.













Compared to cucumber plant bitter gourd is taking longer time to flower. Now since i planted it, it is almost a month and could not find any flowes, but the plant is spreading through the net and looks healthy and also branches of vines appeared.













Started flowering after 55 days of planting.
vines are spreading across the net.














Used cir and nylon strings as the support for the vines. clips that you see is meant for hanging cloths :).









After 70 days I could see a baby bitter gourd, this time I won't take chance, so I will cover the fruit with a polythene cover to protect from pest or insects.











Applied a polythene cover to protect from the pests and insects.













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