How Do You Grow Gymnema Sylvestre Seeds?
Gymnema sylvestre has been grown in China and India for centuries. The plants themselves are woody, climbing vines that are an attractive addition to any garden. It is not hard to grow the seeds, but they are not widely available in North America. You can order them online from a number of websites, however (see References). The seeds are not particularly difficult to grow, given a little patience and care. Soak the bitter melon seeds in water for 24 to 48 hours. Take them out of the water when they are noticeably swollen, and dry them on a paper towel or dish towel. Use a small, sharp knife to carefully peel off the outer shell. Discard that; it is no longer needed. Mix your potting soil and vermiculite in about a 1:1 ratio. This doesn’t have to be measured perfectly; the vermiculite just provides a little extra nutrition and makes it easier for delicate, new roots to burrow. Fill the seedling flat or little pots half-full with the potting soil and vermiculite mix. Set the seeds on to