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Cowpea (Lobia) Seeds

Cowpea (Lobia) Seeds

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Lobia, also known as Cowpea or Black-eyed pea, is a versatile legume widely cultivated for its nutritious seeds. It thrives in warm climates and is popular in Indian cuisine. 

Care Instructions for Sowing and Planting:

  • Sowing Time: Cowpea seeds are best sown directly in the soil after the last frost date when temperatures are consistently above 15°C (59°F).
  • Location: Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Cowpeas can tolerate various soil types but prefer sandy loam with good organic content.
  • Sowing Depth and Spacing: Plant seeds 1-2 inches deep and space them about 4-6 inches apart in rows spaced 18-24 inches apart.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during flowering and pod formation. Reduce watering during rainy periods to prevent waterlogging.
  • Fertilization: Before planting, enrich the soil with compost or well-aged manure. Side-dress with a balanced fertilizer once the plants begin to flower.
  • Support: Some varieties may benefit from support as they grow. Use trellises or stakes for upright varieties to keep the plants off the ground.
  • Pest and Disease Management: Monitor for common pests like aphids and pod borers. Use organic pest control methods and ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.
  •  Harvesting: Harvest cowpeas when the pods are young and tender. Regular harvesting encourages continuous pod production.
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