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Drumstick Seeds (Shevga)

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Growing tips for Drumstick
1. Start Drumstick seeds (Shevga) indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost in your area.
2. Plant the seeds in a flat filled with moist, well-draining potting soil.
3. Place the flat in an area that receives full sun.
4. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
5. When the seedlings have developed two sets of true leaves, transplant them into individual pots or outdoors.
6. Plant the Drumstick seedlings outdoors once all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
7. Space the seedlings 3 to 4 feet apart in rows that are 6 to 8 feet apart.
8. Water the seedlings deeply once a week.
9. Mulch around the plants to help retain soil moisture.
10. Feed the Drumstick plants with a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer every six weeks.
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Product Description - Organic Drumstick (Shevga) Plant Seeds by Bombay Seeds

The drumstick tree, also known as Moringa or Sedi Murungai or Shevga, is a highly valued perennial vegetable, widely grown across India. Renowned as the 'Miracle Tree' of the modern world, every part of the drumstick plant is edible and beneficial. Essential for authentic South Indian Sambar, the leaves and flowers of the drumstick tree are used extensively in South Indian cuisine. Despite being a low-maintenance tree that requires minimal water and fertilizer, it has a brittle stem that can be vulnerable to strong winds.

Specifications of Drumstick Seeds

  • Common Name: Drumstick, Moringa, Sedi Murungai
  • Sunlight: Requires at least 6 hours of sunshine
  • Water: Water periodically, weekly or fortnightly as needed
  • Temperature: Prefers warm temperatures
  • Soil: Thrives in well-drained sandy or loamy soil, tolerant of poor soils in coastal areas
  • Fertilizer: Not required
  • Germination: 8 to 10 days
  • Harvest Season: 35-37 weeks
  • pH Level: 6.2-7
  • Number of Seeds: Packet contains 10gm worth of seeds

Planting and Care for Drumstick Seeds

Sowing Drumstick Seeds

For those looking to buy moringa seeds for planting, Bombay Seeds recommends the following method:

  • Drumstick seeds can be sown year-round.
  • Use 20-inch grow bags filled with 100% organic potting mix enriched with 8 fertilizers and 4 beneficial microbes.
  • Mix the soil with dried and powdered cow dung manure in a 2:1 ratio and water regularly.
  • Plant two seeds 3 cm deep in the center of the grow bag. Seeds will germinate within 7 to 9 days.
  • Space the drumstick seedlings 3 to 5 meters apart.

Growing Drumstick

  • The plant is easy to grow in Indian conditions, known for its fast growth and resilience.
  • Drumstick trees thrive in various soil conditions.
  • Trim plants at 75 cm height to encourage bushiness; trim again at 4 feet if necessary.
  • Keep the field weed-free for the first two months.

Harvesting Drumstick

  • The plant begins producing drumstick pods within the first year of seeding.
  • Each flower bloom can produce 3 to 5 drumstick pods.
  • Harvest the leaves and flowers in moderation to avoid affecting the drumstick yield.
  • Drumstick pods should be harvested young, at 1 cm in diameter, for the best quality.

Common Problems and Solutions for Drumstick Plants

  • Drumstick plants are occasionally affected by bud worms, caterpillars, aphids, or termites.
  • Root rot can occur from excessive watering. Ensure proper drainage to prevent this issue.
  • Use bio pest controllers for protection against pests.

For those interested in adding this versatile and nutritious plant to their garden, drumstick seeds online from Bombay Seeds offer the highest quality. Order moringa tree seeds today to enjoy the numerous benefits of this 'Miracle Tree.'