Planting Method– Plant the stems in small pits filled with loose soil. Water moderately.
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- Ivy gourd (Coccinia grandis) is said to have potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects that may aid in the prevention or treatment of a diverse range of health conditions from diabetes to high cholesterol to high blood pressure and obesity.
- Leaves and fruits are generally used for consumption.
- Climatic Conditions This vegetable crop thrives best in humid and warm climatic conditions. The ideal temperature range of 20°C to 32°C is best for its growth, quality and good yield.
- This vegetable can be cultivated throughout the year. However, peak seasons of fruiting are rainy season & summer.
- Soil Requirement Well drained rich sandy loam soils are best for its cultivation. Heavy clay soils, acidic and alkaline soils should be avoided. The soil pH of 6.0 – 6.5 results in best yield and quality of the vegetable.
- Land Preparations Plough the land/soil until fine tilth is achieved and to kill any weeds. Apply any well rotten manure along with micro nutrients.
- Propagation and Planting Method in Ivy Gourd Farming: Normally this crop is propagated vegetative through stem cuttings (in some areas by seeds, but it takes more than year to establish a plant, cuttings should be planted about 6 cm deep with basin diameter of 60 cm. The distance between the basins should be about 2 meters.
- Season The planting should be done before rainy season/monsoon starts (June to July) or in spring season (Feb to Mar). The plant vines should be supported by 2 meter bamboo sticks.