Read in this article how cowpea can be planted at home.
If there is not much space for gardening in your house, but the sun is good, then you can plant fruit and flower plants in the pot. On the other hand, if you have to plant vegetables in a pot, then it is easiest to plant beans. Yes, beans mean beans. You can plant different beans in your home like long beans (cowpea pods), bean pods etc.
Shirish Sharma, who lives in Bhopal, has been doing gardening in his house for a long time. He says that you can plant many varieties of cowpea in your home. Planting beans requires a deep pot, a good potting mix, and good sunlight. You can make a variety of dishes from cowpea. Cowpea is used in lentils, salads and soups etc. It is also considered very beneficial for health. The best part is that it is very easy to grow cowpea at home. You can plant cowpea vine in the courtyard, terrace or balcony of your house.
what are the requirements
Shirish explains that you can buy cowpea seeds from the market or online. You can buy different varieties of cowpea, desi or hybrid seeds. Make sure that all the seeds you buy are of good quality so that all the seeds germinate and you get the best results.
The roots of the vine need a lot of space to spread. Therefore, while choosing a pot, grow bag or any other container, keep in mind that its depth is good. If your container is deep as well as wide, you can plant two plants in one container. But if the pot is not too wide, then plant only one plant in a pot.
You are planting the vine in a pot, so take full care of the nutrition in the soil. For this, you can add cow dung or vermicompost, sand or cocopeat to the normal soil.
- First of all, make sure that the pot has a good drainage system so that water does not stagnate in the plants.
- Next, fill the pot with potting mix.
- Now plant seeds according to the size of the pot. Pour water from above.
- The seeds will start to germinate in about a week.
- Keep watering regularly and make sure the plants get good sunlight during the day.
If you want, you can first prepare the plants in another container and when the plants are about 25 to 30 days old, then you can transplant them into larger pots. In about a month, your vine grows so much that you have to put some wood or rope to support it.
Shirish says that in between, you can also mix cow dung manure in the pot. On the other hand, neem oil can be sprinkled with water to protect against insects. After 70-80 days your vine is full of pods and you can do harvesting.
Editing – G N Jha
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