Ampalaya (Momordica charantia), also called bitter melon. Its texture is like a mature crop and the bitterness of taste connotes in this crop. Ampalaya is a well known for its medical usage for all diebetics.
For you to be able to start planting ampalaya, you should:
1. Fill at least 3-inch peat cups within the lightweight soil in a pot.2. Plant one ampalaya seed in each cup, at a depth equal to half its width. push down the soil lightly by using your fingertips/3. Place the peat cups in a ventilated location so that it increases the feasibility that your ampalaya crops will survive. The recommended temperature for your ampalaya crops should be at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit.4. Prepare your preferred garden site and dig the soil 6-8 inches deep by using a tiller or fork.5. Mix 5-10-10 fertilizer with the soil, at a rate of 30 lbs. for every 1,000 square feet of space.6. Mix the loose soil with 3-4 inches layer of organic fertilizers.7. Dig the hole twice the width of the ampalaya’s root. Be sure that those ampalya seedlings should not be frost.8. Water until the garden soil is moist down to the roots.9. Make a sturdy fence in your plot, 3-4 inches in between, so that the ampalaya vines can be able to free themselves to grow.10. Water them thoroughly so that ampalaya can grow11. Fertilize with ammonium nitrate, at a rate of 1 lb. to each 100 foot row, just as the vines begin rapid growth and again when fruit starts to form.
Take note of this, you should harvest ampalaya before it turns to yellow. So be careful for your crops.
Bitter is better… for your body. Happy gardening!!!