Eat Fresh Lady’s Finger By Growing Them At Home!
Lady’s finger is one of the vegetables that are easy to grow at home. In this post, you will learn how to grow ladies finger in pots, so stay tuned with us and read the post thoroughly.
When to grow ladies finger
Lady’s fingers are the summer crop, they love heat climate. You can grow them in the summer and spring months, or at least four weeks after when all danger of frost is passed. Growing ladyfinger at home depends on where you are living. In hot areas, you can easily grow but in cool areas, you may face some problems with growing ladies’ fingers.
It is very important to know at which temperature a lady’s finger grows best, the ideal temperature to grow ladies finger is 22-35°c. If the temperature of your area is below 20°c then may the seeds are not germinating. So the problem is for those who live in cool areas, but they can also grow ladies’ fingers at home but they need some special care.
Lady’s fingers love to grow in loamy and well-drained soil. For growing a lady’s finger at home, the soil must be rich in organic matter. The best soil pH for ladies’ fingers should be 6.5 to 7.0. With the help of a soil kit, you can easily check the pH level of the soil.
As you have read above, ladies’ fingers are the summer crops, therefore, they require direct sunlight to germinate and mature. Lady’s fingers need at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day
As we all know that it is necessary to give a sufficient amount of water to all the vegetables. Plant care depends on water and soil, ladies finger needs regular water and requires more water to thrive during the flowering period. Now whether you give it in the morning or in the evening, it is up to you but the soil should be moist constantly.
How to grow ladies finger in pots
Supplies you need
- Certified seeds
- Potting mix soil
How to grow
- Wear gloves.
- Choose the pot and make a drainage hole in it.
- Fill it with potting mix soil.
- Make 2 inches deep holes at a distance in the soil. Two holes are enough.
- Put the seeds in the holes, one seed in a hole.
- Now, cover the seeds with some potting mix soil.
- Water the plant.
- Keep the pot on the window sill or where the direct sunlight comes.
Ladies’ finger seed takes 5 to 12 days to germinate and 50 to 65 days to mature, so be patient and care for your plant.
Pests and Diseases
- Corn earworm
- Flea beetles
- Green stinkbugs
- Cercospora leaf spots
- Fusarium wilt
- Powdery mildew
- Yellow Vein Mosaic