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How to Grow Bachali at Home Garden

How to Grow Bachali at Home Garden

How to Grow Bachali 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: Malabar Spinach,  Poi saag, Kodi Pasalai, Bachali

Number of Seeds: Approximately 350 seeds for 10 grams

Germination Time: 8 to 12 days

Harvest Time : 30 to 45 Days

 Bachali is easy to grow in any type of vegetable garden

Sowing Season:

  • All Seasonal.

Soil Requirements: 

  • 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.

Container Specification:

  • 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.

Plants Caring:

  • Bachali  needs at least 2 to 3 hours Sunlight

Pest Control: 

  • 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 Bachali 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.
  • Bachali is multi cut crop, which means you can harvest up to 3 to 5 cycles and depends upon the soil nutrients.
  • Usually we can harvest every week from the first harvest.
  • After couple of cycles growth of new leaf’s slow down and it’s the time to clean up the container.
  • If required change the soil or add some vermicompost to the container and take the seeds and start grow again.


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