Pictures of Malabar spinach and bitter groud. I did not know when to pick the snake groud and it started ripening.
I seem to have a good luck with climbers.
@Raghu, thanks for the comments. In the Bitter gourd, noticed that there are 2 more on the way and a couple of female flowers on the plant. I am planning to build a structure similar to the one for malabar spinach. i am pretty impressed by the yield and taste of the bitter gourd.
@Jeev, If you remember you were the first one to spot flowers in the plant. If you have a look at the pictures in the other thread, I have picture of both male and female flowers of snake groud. I am pretty impressed by this plant as well.
Except the bitter gourd, malabar spinach and snake gourd all other plants have been failures. Hoping to have some success int he terrace.
The small bitter gourds with the flowers at the ends are female flowers. Yellow Male flowers just stick out. Pollination needs to happen for the female flower to grow into bitter gourd. Intially a few female flowers will just fall giving the appearance of ripening. So you need to see if you have both types of flowers in the area and if there are natural pollinators around to do the job for you. I had a few flowers of both types last week. I will check this week if I can get some photos.
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