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Bottle Gourd Care

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1 Care
1.1 Where to Plant?
Ground
1.2 How to Plant?
Seedlings
1.3 Plant Maintenance
Medium
1.4 Watering Plants
1.4.1 Watering Requirements
Requires watering in the growing season, water on alternate days
1.4.2 In Summer
Lots of watering
1.4.3 In Spring
Moderate
1.4.4 In Winter
Average Water
1.5 Soil
1.5.1 Soil pH
Neutral
1.5.2 Soil Type
Loam, Sand
1.5.3 Soil Drainage Capacity
Well drained
1.6 Sun Exposure
Full Sun
1.7 Pruning
Cut out old flower stalks, Prune after flowering, Remove branches that rub together, Remove dead or diseased plant parts
1.8 Fertilizers
High potassium diluted feed of 5-10-5, Nitrogen, Potassium
1.9 Pests and Diseases
Army-worms, Bacteria wilt, Bacterial leaf spot, Blight, Cucumber beetles, Cutworms, Fusarium leaf spot, Leaf rust, Red spider mite, Striped cucumber beetles
1.10 Plant Tolerance
Full Sun, Salt and Soil Compaction, Shallow soil

Watering Bottle Gourd

Plants need water, but the watering amount varies in different plants. Summer Plants does not need much watering but some Vegetables plant does need lots of water. Watering should be in an optimum amount for plant's healthy growth. For proper watering, first find the type of soil and type of soil drainage favorable for the plant. Watering is one of the major factors of Bottle Gourd care. A caring gardener should always know the amount of water needed for respective plants. Watering Bottle Gourd requirements are as follows:

  • In summer: Lots of watering

  • In Winter: Average Water

If you have a large garden, compare and discover plants which need lots of water and you will be able to decide the irrigation method to install in your garden. For over-watering plants drip irrigation is implemented. Such methods will help to water your plants in precise quantities ensuring their perfect care.

Bottle Gourd Pruning

Bottle Gourd pruning and providing its soil with proper fertilizers is an important part of caring it. Pruning or trimming helps the plant grow faster and stays upright. For better pruning know about minimum height and width in Bottle Gourd Information. The important thing is to know when to prune and where to prune. Generally pruning can be done all over the year. But pruning of flowering plants is different than fruiting plants. Almost all fruiting plants should be pruned while they are dormant. To ensure good growth of your plant we recommend you the best fertilizers which are needed. It is very necessary to mix fertilizers in plant soil, especially when the type of soil is poor. But beware! It is very important to understand the kind of fertilizers needed for every plant you are going to plant. Wrongly fertilizing the plant may dry and burn it. Pruning and fertilizers for Bottle Gourd are as follows:

  • Bottle Gourd Pruning: Cut out old flower stalks, Prune after flowering, Remove branches that rub together and Remove dead or diseased plant parts

  • Bottle Gourd Fertilizers: High potassium diluted feed of 5-10-5, Nitrogen and Potassium

Bottle Gourd Diseases

While taking Bottle Gourd care, its diseases should be taken into consideration as it affects the health of the plant. Pests and diseases cause harm to the plant. It might be decaying of its roots, infecting leaves, causing yellowish color, mushy spots and holes or infecting its stem. Diseases like fungi grow rapidly by consuming nutrition from plants. All these factors reduce the plant's life span. If you know what kind of diseases can occur to the plant, it will help you to find right cure and reduce the harm. So, identifying the disease and curing the plant with the right kind of pesticide is basic thing every gardener should know to ensure success in gardening. Bottle Gourd diseases are Army-worms, Bacteria wilt, Bacterial leaf spot, Blight, Cucumber beetles, Cutworms, Fusarium leaf spot, Leaf rust, Red spider mite and Striped cucumber beetles.

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