Other Name: Momordica charantia
Colour: Light Green
Height: 2 meters in height and about 2.5 meters spacing along rows
Where To Plant: Select a warm, sunny planting location.
When To Plant: spring or early summer.
How To Plant: Sow the seed Make holes about half inch deep and spaced 12 inch apart in the soil. Put two seeds in each hole, and cover the holes with soil and water well. The soil should be allowed to dry out slightly between watering to prevent rot.
Added Benefits: Bitter melon is very low in calories, carrying just 17 calories per 100 g. Nevertheless, its pods are rich sources of phytonutrients like dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Tips: Water regularly to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Feed seaweed solution or liquid fertilizer or comfrey tea fertilizer every 3rd week