Tips on How to Sow Ewedu that Germinate in 3 days
Wait! Before you sow that #ewedu seeds, try the tips below 👇👇👇 and thank me later.
To Start With, What is Ewedu?
Ewedu is the yoruba name of the leaves of jute mallow plant scientifically known as Cochorus olitorus. It is a special and common delicacy to Nigerians and it is prepared and used along any stew to eat swallow food like Eba, amala, fufu etc because of its sliming nature , nutritional benetifts and medicinal properties.
The seeds are usually very hardy and can go dormant for many years hence not easy to germinate like other leafy vegetables such as amaranth and celosia.
It could take weeks and even months of staying dormant on whatever media (be it soil or soiless) you sow the seeds before it sprouts or show any visible sign of germination hence growth.
This tip I am sharing with you right here will help you to sprout your ewedu seeds in three days, tested and trusted, try it and thank me later!
3 Easy Steps on How to Best Sow Your Ewedu
- Firstly, you need to soak in lukewarm water (not too hot to touch but moderately hot or warm) until the water is cold enough or for 12 hours!
- Seive the water away and filter through a cheese cloth, muslin cloth or just any kinda clean cloth and wrap in a bag over night (12 hours) .
- Open it up and you will see the seeds already germinated with the visible whitish radicle (that grows into a new root) as shown in the picture of the pregerminated seeds right on my palm shared with you below;
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At this stage the pregerminated seeds are ready to get into the ground or on whatever media you want to grow them in! All you need is just broadcast or spread them along your rows or lines 5cm apart and you should notice sprouting of true leaves in 2 -3 days after with consistent waterying.
Then your Ewedu is ready to start growing rapidly!
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