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I have a few bitter gourd plants(the light green,less bitter variety)grown in synthetic bags on my roof top.The yield was not satisfactory,the fruits were small(about 5 inches).After harvesting about 10-12 from 5 plants,we decided to use NPK 18.18.18(used twice in a month)apart from organic manure.The leaves from the bottom were turning yellow and drying up,hence I had to cut off the affected ones(about 8-10 per plant).After a while we started using 19.19.19.I dont relate the present problem to NPK,because I had noticed the terminal ends(new sprouts) turning dark green,the leaves were parchment-like and shrunken from the day the plants started flowering.The fruits are taking eons to grow(I'm pretty sure they will stop at 1-2 inches or so).Today I noticed that the new fruits are so tiny and deep green with a small yellow "something" at the tips which are so called flowers.The male flowers are all intense green.Can anyone help me with this please?
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