LAHORE :-

The suitable time for the cultivation of second and third crop of white gourd is from July, August and Oct respectively in plane areas of Punjab. Agriculture experts said that vegetable could be sown in hilly areas during April and May. Heavy loam soil with the capacity of absorbing water for long time is conducive to its growth, experts added. Experts advised the growers to leave seeds in water for 8 to 10 hours as it helps improve the growth of vegetable.

, adding that first water should be given immediately after sowing the seeds. Farmers should remove weeds by hoeing when needed. Experts said that farmers could earn better by cultivating summer vegetables.