Article Index
1. Botany
2. Chemical Constituents
3. Medicinal Properties & Uses
4. Soil & Climate
5. Propagation
6. Planting & Aftercare
7. Pest & Diseases
8. Harvest & Processing
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Planting  &  aftercare

Planting is done in May-June with the receipt of 4 or 5 pre-monsoon showers.
The field is ploughed to a fine tilth and raised beds of 1m width and convenient length are taken and seed rhizomes are placed in pits at spacing 20 X 15 cm spacing and covered with dry cowdung. The beds are then mulched with  green leaves or dry straw.
Manures and fertilizers
Basal: FYM 6-8t/ acre  Topdressing:  At 2nd and 4th  month of  planting, the field  is to be cleared of weeds and  25 kg urea, 50 kg rajphos & 18  kg potash per acre  are to be applied and earthed up.