Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snake Gourd (Padavalam)

Most of the seeds in guard family look alike. In my first batch plantation I was mistaken while growing a bottle gourd, thinking that it would be a Snake gourd. This time I am sure this is a Snake gourd plant.

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Seed germinated in 4-5 days. Plant requires at least 60% of compost, since the roots are not that strong enough to penetrate through hard soil.


Two plants were grown, and the sack is placed near to the support provided for the vines to climb.



This plant required continuous water supply and so preferred to sprinkle water at least twice in a day.

This image is taken  25 days after planting it.






Plant started climbing with the support of it's vine and
the coir net.





    

Flowers started appearing , but along-with lots of
worms, stringent control measure is required to control
these worms, curently applying garlic sprays,

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