Bitter gourd (or bitter melon) is called as karela in Hindi. Growing bitter gourd at backyard or rooftop is always an excellent idea to get fresh vegetables for your dish. Not only that you can feel happiness in seeing homegrown bitter gourd vegetable. Seeing green plants everywhere around you will bring positive mood and keep you always happy. At the same time gardening needs little physical activities what makes you feel energetic throughout the day. So you can reduce your time to do further exercise.
Homegrown bitter gourd vegetable is very healthy because you grow it for yourself and so you never want to apply any harmful pesticide on those plants. More than that you will always try to avoid any chemical fertilizer to apply to boost its growth.
Long, healthy & fresh homegrown bitter gourd vegetables. Those are full of nutritional value. It also has many benefits for our health. Some people also consume karela juice as Ayurveda medicine.
Fertilizers for growing bitter gourd vegetable
Here I did not apply any harmful pesticide on these plants. I applied mainly organic fertilizer regularly on those plants. But applied mixed chemical fertilizer for once to give a little boost to its growth. So I talked to a local nursery plant shop owner regarding the growth of those plants and applied mixed N-P-K fertilizer and also noticed effective growth within two weeks.
I have grown my bitter gourd plant in a large flat container. Three plants in the same container. Size (1.5′ *10″*8″) of that container is sufficient for three healthy bitter gourd (karela) plants. I have also planted a mint plant but it will take time to grow by that time these three plants will serve their purpose, haha.
I have grown these plants on the rooftop. So it brings green soulful ambience and gives a lot of happiness each time come and stand in front of those plants.
Some smart bitter gourd vegetables are hiding from us and growing secretly. But I have noticed those smart ones finally.
There are some disadvantages of growing bitter gourd vegetable on the rooftop. Most critical one is heat. Of course, it is summer plant but whenever you grow plants during summer, it gets direct sunlight and not only that rooftop itself hot enough and emits enough heat that makes leaves yellow. So the supply of enough water in the container is very important and frequently I also offer those plants an evening shower.