Malabar spinach (Red Stem)
How To Grow Malabar Spinach
Pot Size :
You Can use 18*9 or 24*9 Inch Grow bag for growing Malabar Spinach. If you want to grow in Plastic pot use minimum 9 Inch pot . The large pots/ Grow Bags will provide more space and more nutrient to the plant .
Malabar Spinach needs moist but well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Use soil mix with combination of Red Soil , Vermicompost and Cocopeat at a ratio of (2:1:1) . Also add 2-5% of Neem Powder to the soil mix. Neem Powder will act as fungicide.
Sowing Malabar Spinach Seeds : It is easy to grow even for beginners. Sow Malabar Spinach Seeds / Bachali Kura Seeds 1/2 inch deep and 6 inches apart. This will help the plants to grow and expand their roots.
Malabar Spinach / Bachalikura will grow very well in Full sunlight. At least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight each day should be provided for healthy growth.
Water Malabar Spinach plants gently and thoroughly. Regular watering early in the day is advised. If the temperature is higher than 35 Degrees water it twice . Excess watering will cause in Root rot for any plant , so you need have proper drainage system in your container . Make sure that Excess water will drain properly .
Common issues: Malabar Spinach is easy to grow plant . It will grow fast . Malabar Spinach is extremely sensitive to nematode damage. Otherwise, it is usually pest and disease free. A fungus, Cercospora beticola, causes red spots and holes in leaves. Those problems can be easily resolved using our Bio Insecticides . Use our Bio Insecticide Guardian for removing pest.
Harvesting: Malabar Spinach leaves can be harvested in 50 to 60 days from seed plantation. It is very fast growing. Cut the big leaves of the plants as you need them. This encourages additional growth so you will be able to harvest again after a couple of weeks. Malabar Spinach leaves can be harvested as long as the growing point is not damaged.