How to Grow Purslane/Kulfa at Home Garden
How to Grow Purslane/Kulfa at Home Garden and Growing Tips Every Gardener Should Know.
Gangavalli/Purslane/Kulfa is one of the most consumed leafy vegetables in India and its easy to grow in every home.
Common Names: Gangavalli, Purslane, Gangavayalu kura, Kulfa Saag
Number of Seeds: Approximately 1500 seeds for 10 grams
Germination Time: 4 to 6 days
Harvest Time : 25 to 30 Days
Purslane/Kulfa is easy to grow in any type of vegetable garden
- All Seasonal.
- The right type of soil is very important as nutrition’s are required for the growth of the plant.
- Mix of soil requires red soil, Vermicompost and Coco peat in respective ratios (40: 40: 20). Also add handful of Neem cake to each pot to keep the soil pest free.
- Take Container/Grow bag with minimum 6-inch height.
- Preferably 12X6 Or 18X6 inch Grow bags or even bigger as per requirement
How to Sow:
- Sow your seeds 12-14 cm apart at a depth of 1⁄2inch (1.3 cm).
- Keep soil moist to speed germination and encourage quick growth.
- Sow the 1-2 seeds per pit.
- Water regularly.
- Seedling takes place within 4-6 days from the date of sowing.
- Purslane/Kulfa needs at least 2 to 3 hours Sunlight
- Check the plants regularly and spray neem oil and Panchagavya to keep the insects away.
- Add handful of compost for every 10-15 days for each pot to make sure soil has enough nutrition’s to grow plants.
- Harvesting of Purslane/Kulfa can start after 4 to 6 weeks of sowing.
- Do not wait too long to harvest or wait for larger leaves; bitterness will set in quickly after maturity.
- Purslane/Kulfa Its not multi cut, to harvest you need to takeout along with roots and to regrow you need to sow the seeds again and repeat the cycle.