Planting & Growing
Full sun, well-drained soil, frequent weeding, plant seeds directly in hilled soil during warm season, need lots of moisture during growth, may provide stakes for upright growth, dig trenches alongside hilled rows so water does not collect and rot fruits, may be grown in an intensve square patch as well.
- Row Spacing: 90cm
- Plant Spacing: 10cm
- Depth: 0.6cm
- Maturity: 60 days
growing months & season - per region
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Ideal for intercropping, "three sisters" system, good for shade coverage, weed suppression and soil health.
Carotenoids (antioxidants), B-complex vitamins, cardiovascular health and circulation; can eat flower and fruits.