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
- 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.
- Bachali 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 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.