Bitter Melon seeds

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Bitter Melon: A Unique and Nutritious Addition to Your Garden


Bitter melon, also known as bitter gourd, is a tropical vine that belongs to the gourd family. It is a popular vegetable in many types of Asian cuisine and is considered a staple in some households. Bitter melon is known for its sharp flavor and distinct appearance, which makes it an excellent addition to any garden.

Bitter melon is high in vitamins A and C and other nutrients. It contains compounds that may have health benefits, such as reducing blood sugar levels and promoting healthy skin1. Bitter melon is also a good source of catechin, gallic acid, epicatechin, and chlorogenic acid, which are powerful antioxidant compounds that can help protect your cells against damage

How to Grow

Bitter melon takes around 10-15 days to germinate. Soak the seeds in water for 48 hours to fasten the process. Then crack open the seed cover with a pin without damaging the inner core of the seed. Sow 1 or 2 seeds at 2 cm depth. You can also use trays to germinate them, but they generally don’t transplant very well. Bitter melons are very fast-growing vines. So give them something to climb onto like a small horizontal trellis or a nylon net for the same

Bitter melon is a unique and nutritious addition to your garden. It is easy to grow and requires minimal attention. With a little effort, you can enjoy organic bitter melons harvested from your own garden for months. So why not add this sharp-flavored vegetable to your garden today?