Bottle Gourd Farming : A step-by-step guide
The best time to plant seeds is Summer and Monsoon. It requires moist and hot climatic conditions for its cultivation.
Bottle Gourd grows best in Sandy loamy soils with a sound drainage system.
To get the soil to a fine tilth, up to 6-7 ploughings should be done, followed by harrowing.
This crop requires immediate irrigation and is very beneficial in this cultivation.
The crop is ready to harvest in 60-70 days, depending upon the variety and season.
The expected average yield can be 100-120 quintals/hectare.