Ridge Gourd ,Gilgil Turai Hybrid Seeds

Ridge Gourd


Type: Perennial grown as an annual plant


·         Light: Full sun


·         Water: When it comes to watering ridge gourds in container gardens, keep the potting soil constantly moist.

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Ridge Gourd


Type: Perennial grown as an annual plant


·         Light: Full sun


·         Water: When it comes to watering ridge gourds in container gardens, keep the potting soil constantly moist.


Ridge Gourd Planting & care

The following steps define the process from seed to harvest.

1. You must sow the heirloom seeds of ridge gourds from My Green Vault in pro trays and then transplant. For more information on sowing seeds and germination tips, refer to ***.

2. Prepare your ridge gourds for transplanting once the plants have reached at least 1/2-foot in height.3. Prepare a good growing medium. A good, simple option is a mix of two parts potting soil, one part Coco Peat (CP) and one part Vermi Compost (VC). The soil and VC provides your plant with the nutrients it needs, while the CP mix retains the moisture.

4. Place your pot in a sunny location and ensure to provide adequate support system (trellis)

Ridge Gourd Plant Maintenance

Ridge gourds require evenly moist soil to ensure the best and fast growth. Do not over water or allow the soil to dry out.

Tip: As the plant grows, you can observe tendrils, a specialized stem with a threadlike shape. These are used by the climbing plants for support by twining around nearby hosts. You can nip off all the tendrils. We do not need them as we will provide support and guide the plant on the trellis.

Pollination in ridge gourds or for that matter, any type of gourds, can be quite tricky! So, a brief description on the flowers and pollination is provided.

• Ridge gourd flowers

• Ridge gourd pollination

1. Ridge gourds are heavy feeders. When your ridge gourds bloom, to help promote greater plant productivity, add adequate amount of VC or Compost Tea (CT).

3. Once the soil has warmed, ensure to retain soil moisture and an even growing temperature around the plant.

Ridge gourd flowers

Ridge gourds produces both male and female flowers. The female flower develop into ridge gourd, and this sets them apart from their male counterparts.

Ridge gourd pollinationHoney bees and some insects help in pollinating the flowers. Sometimes, none of the female flowers produce fruits, but drop off without growing into a ridge gourd. This is mainly due to the failure of pollination. Even though nature does its magic everyday, its absolutely normal to go ahead and hand pollinate the ridge gourd.

How? Very simple!

When the flowers open, rub a soft brush, first in the male flower and then in the female flower.

Tip: I have also succeeded by rubbing softly the inside of both the flowers together.

Ridge Gourd Companion Plants

• Bottle gourd, bitter gourd, cucumber.

Ridge Gourd Plant Protection

Ridge Gourd Pests

Ridge gourds can be attacked by the following:

• Fruit fly

• Beetles and caterpillar




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