Weeding: young guar plants development is very susceptible to weed concurrence; well and early prepared seedbeds help to reduce weed pressure diseases: choose disease-resistant cultivars, 2 major diseases: Alternaria cucumerina var
cyamopsidis and Xanthomonoas cyamopsidisPredators: Contarinia Texana guar midge: rainfall or sprinkler irrigation reduce midge populations
Choose the sunniest spot of your garden and remove the weeds before planting
seeds ½ to 1 inch deep in loose well-drained soil with a lot of compost and farm manure mixed in it
Seedlings will germinate in a few days, thin out the healthiest of them 6 inches apart
Water well until the plants establish completely
It requires sufficient soil moisture before planting and during the maturation of seeds. Frequent drought periods can lead to delayed maturation.
Preferably infertile, medium-textured and sandy loam soils that are well-drained. In respect of soil acidity, guar grows best in moderate alkaline conditions (pH 7-8) and is tolerant of salinity.
25-35 degrees C
Nitrogen: not necessary, Phosphorus: often limiting, US: Superphosphate 200 to 250 kg/ha
Within 4-6 weeks after planting flowers start to bloom, seedpods will form and ready to harvest in about 8-12 weeks.
If you're growing it to use as a vegetable, harvest it young when seedpods remain slimy and soft in texture and green in colour.
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