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The current varieties of gourds, which ones should be planted?
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular gourd varieties with:
- Gourd ta (long gourd): This type of gourd usually produces elongated fruit (the maximum length achieved is 2 meters), not large. The way to grow gourd is easy, not fussy and extremely suitable for the climate and environment in Vietnam.
- Vote stars: The identifying feature is that the gourd shell has many patchy white spots like stars in the sky, so it is called a starry sky by folk. This type of gourd includes 2 types, short and long fruits.
- Globe: Also known by the common name of the gourd. Round gourds often have a rather fancy shape and large weight, so they will bring good economic efficiency.
- Voting for Lot Lot: Among the types of gourds, gourd gourd belongs to the most special gourd variety in terms of shape. This is a typical type of gourd for ornamental purposes, usually not commonly used for culinary purposes.
If you want to make an easy way to grow gourds at home and achieve a high success rate, you can choose star and gourd varieties. And in case you want to grow gourds for the purpose of ornamental / garden decoration, choose the gourd variety!
Are gourds difficult to grow?
The gourd is native to Africa and India, so it will be a tropical climate plant. Because of the above convincing properties, gourd is almost not difficult to grow in Vietnam. Not stopping there, how to grow gourds does not require too precise and skillful techniques, so you can completely learn and cultivate at home.
Where to plant gourds?
With good adaptability to different types of soil, gourds are not too picky about growing in a particular type of soil. But it will grow better in humus soil, loose soil, alluvial soil or when you mix regular soil with a few rice husks, coir, fertilizers to improve soil nutrition.
Detailed instructions on how to properly grow gourds, grow fast, and produce fruit
Let’s go through Cleanipedia’s details on how to grow gourds at home effectively, wrongly and up to the standards below!
Steps to take
- Step 1: First, you need to soak the gourd seeds in warm water (about 40 degrees Celsius) for 2-6 hours. Then take it out, wash it and let it dry.
- Step 2: Put the dried seeds in a damp towel, put them in sealed plastic bags and store them in the refrigerator (about 20-25 degrees Celsius).
- Step 3: After 24-36 hours, when the seeds crack and sprout, you proceed to sow the seeds into loose soil (with a depth of about 2-3 cm) in the prepared tray/pot.
- Step 4: Remember to water a little more water so that the seeds are eligible to grow, friends!
How to take care of gourds grown at home
After you have fully learned how to grow gourds, let’s continue with Cleanipedia to continue some ways to care for gourds at home right here!
- Sprinklers: Water the plant regularly, at least twice a day. When the gourd begins to flower and bear fruit, you should double the frequency of watering.
- Fertilizing: After about 60 days starting from the time of sowing, focus on fertilizing the plant once a week to promote growth and help the tree bear more fruit.
- Cultivation: When the gourd grows to a length of about 1m, every 2 nodes of the trunk, you should take the soil to block it and put a lot of soil on the root to thoroughly supplement the root of the pot!
Common problems when growing gourds at home
Gourd plants often easily attract borers, aphids, aphids, mealybugs, and red spiders. Therefore, we should prevent disease rather than cure it by spraying room with green fungus, bio-b – one of the solutions to solve the problem of pests and diseases for gourds that is both safe and effective.
As for the case of gourd plants infected with severe pests, use drugs: Yamida, actara, radiant, etc. to “treat” it!