Continue Bitter melon culture (Roy WU's way)
Field preparation and plant setting
According to the characteristics of bitter melon, prefer to be cultured on the deep loam field with enough sunlight & organic matter, and well drainage and water retention ability; Avoid continuous culture on one place, the field should be rotated with non-melon crops for more than 3 years. Plough the soil deep and sunning it.
For field preparation, make ridge in 30cm height and 2.7 meters wide including ditch, a trench in the middle of ridge must be digged for the base manure, it's about 12,000-18,000 Kgs/acre, and 300kgs of 45% compound fertilizer(15N:15P:15K), and then earth up the trench.
Choose a sunny day for sowing. Dig planting hole by the planting distance of 60cm x 50 cm.
When sowing, tear off the nutrient bag and transplant the seedling with soil, cover the hole with soil to overtop the ridge surface slightly, pouring enough water.
Suggested culture thinly with flat shed.
Cultivate about 900-1200 plants per acre in Spring, and 1500-1800 in Autumn.
If using the "A" bracket, cultivate 1800-2400 plants per acre