Paruppu Keerai - Purslane leaves
In many parts of the western cuisine, it is used raw in salads. In Tamilnadu, a very tasty dish called paruppu keerai is cooked.
How To Grow Paruppu Keerai (Purslane leaves)
Pot Size :
You Can use 18*9 or 24*9 Inch Grow bag for growing Paruppu Keerai. If you want to grow in Plastic pot use minimum 9 Inch pot . The wider pots/ Grow Bags will provide more space and more nutrient to the plant .
Soil Requirements: Paruppu Keerai 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 Paruppu Keerai Seeds : Mix seeds with a handful of soil or sand. Sprinkle the mixture of Paruppu Keerai Seeds onto moist soil and press them lightly. Don’t cover them, as seeds are very small in size. Keep soil moist until the seedlings sprout.
Light requirements: Amaranthus requires Full sunlight. At least six hours of direct sunlight is required each day for healthy growth.
Water them every day. If the temperature is higher than 35 Degrees water it once a day . 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 .
Paruppu Keerai | Purslane leaves Seeds
Common issues: Paruppu Keerai is easy to grow plant . Paruppu Keerai is susceptible to damage by foliar insects such as leaf miners, leaf rollers, cutworms, aphids, flea beetles and mites. Those problems can be easily resolved using our Bio Insecticides . Use our Bio Insecticide Guardian for removing pest.
Harvesting: Harvest Paruppu Keerai leaves when the plants are around 50 to 60 days old. Cut off the entire plant a few inches above ground level.