How do you care for Ampalaya in the Philippines?

How do you care for an Ampalaya plant?

Water the plant regularly, enough to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Use trickle or drip irrigation. Seedlings will emerge about a week after planting.

How can we protect Ampalaya?

Traditionally, farmers have been using plastic bags or newspapers to protect ampalaya fruits from fruit flies. The PhilRice researchers observed, however, that small plastic bags cause fruits to curl and crack.

What is the best fertilizer for Ampalaya?

At planting, apply complete fertilizer (14-14-14) at the rate of 20 grams or two tbsp per hill. Sidedress with urea at the rate of 10 grams or one tbsp per hill before hilling up (3 to 4 weeks from planting). Repeat application every 2 weeks for at least 2 to 3 times more.

How long does a ampalaya take to grow?

The ampalaya takes about 60 to 70 days to grow up and produce bunch of ampalaya. This will make faster when the necessary things like fertilizer and water is being applied regularly.

How do you make Ampalaya bears produce more fruit?

Ampalaya needs more sunlight to grow well. When the ampalaya plant gets more sunlight, it will produce more greenish leaves and more flowers and fruits to bear.

Do Ampalaya plants needs fertilizer Why or why not?

It is ideal to place your ampalaya (especially when they are about 3-5 inches tall) in a spot with full sun exposure. B. FERTILIZATION. That frequent watering tends to wash out nutrients from the pot’s soil, so you will need to replenish them with fertilizer.

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