Also called lauki or doodhi and is famously known for its multiple health benefits. It is high in fiber and vitamin C and low in sodium and fat. It can be used in the kitchen in many ways, which is why it's one of the healthiest everyday vegetables found in an Indian kitchen.
Level of difficulty to grow:
Days to maturity: 48-52 Days
Plant spacing: 48 x 18 inches
Light Requirement: Expose the plants to full sun during the day.
Soil Requirement: It requires well-drained, light, and nutrient-rich soil.
Water Requirement: Keeping the soil moist at all times is vital. Do not overwater your plants or let the soil dry up.
Harvesting: Pluck out your first harvest once the bottle gourd fruits mature. If you wish to let it grow longer, you can wait for a few days. The plant will yield fruits for 60 days after this.
Growing Tip: It will require staking after it grows 1-2 feet tall.