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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:13 PM

I've planted these seeds but totally forgot what plant it is...

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When can I harvest?
These leaves will be edible I assume?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:25 PM

Should be bkitterguard
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:21 PM

bittergourd vines ~ there will be male & female flowers later
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

View PostWisteria, on 28 September 2012 - 02:21 PM, said:

bittergourd vines ~ there will be male & female flowers later


Oh I see.. I must have planted wrong seeds.. hahah!

- That means I do have to setup the trellis and all right?
- Will it do well under direct sunlight in Singapore?
- Is the planting to cramped? Should I thin them?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:10 PM

They do better under direct sun.

You need to set up a DIY trellis so that the tendrils can cling onto something. I used to grow 3 baby bittergourd vines in a 30cm diameter pot since the fruits were very small. For regular sized bittergourd, I use a 25cm diameter pot per vine. How many vines per pot is based on personal preference. Fruiting isn't a problem but due to lack of root space per plant, the vine will just produce fewer fruits if there are a few of them in the same pot.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

View PostWisteria, on 28 September 2012 - 03:10 PM, said:

They do better under direct sun.

You need to set up a DIY trellis so that the tendrils can cling onto something. I used to grow 3 baby bittergourd vines in a 30cm diameter pot since the fruits were very small. For regular sized bittergourd, I use a 25cm diameter pot per vine. How many vines per pot is based on personal preference. Fruiting isn't a problem but due to lack of root space per plant, the vine will just produce fewer fruits if there are a few of them in the same pot.


Thanks Wisteria. That's really helpful!
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