Bottle gourd seeds can be grown in containers or on raised beds.
If you opt for growing bottle gourd in a container, choose a circular pots or grow bag with 16” diameter and minimum depth of 8-10 inches.
Make sure your container has proper drainage holes at the bottom
Ideal growing medium for bottle gourd seeds is 1 part Garden Soil + 1 part Coco Peat + 1 part Vermicompost Or 2 part Garden Soil + 1 part Organic Manure.
Fill your container with the growth medium of your choice.
Sow 2 seeds at the centre of a pot.
On raised beds, sow two seeds per spot in a spacing of 3 x 3 ft.
Place your seeds on the surface of the medium and use the inside with the tip of a pencil and cover the surface with growing medium.
Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower with a watering can.
Before sowing the seeds, add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio. Organic manure can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, Compost or Vermicompost.