Basal dressing: Apply 1,000 kg of compost, 50 kg of peanut cake meal, 50 kg of bone meal and 16 kg of chitogreen to each d.c.
Top dressing: One week after planting, apply properly diluted organic liquid fertilizer (N:P:K = 7:1:1 or 5:1:1). Repeat once every week until the fruits are fully developed. During the growing period of seedlings, flowering period and fruiting period, apply 30 g of organic fertilizer (N:P:K = 4:3:3), 8 g of bone meal and 8 g of natural potassium fertilizer (50 % K2O) to the soil beside the plants.
Irrigation: Maintain suitable moisture in the soil between the growing period of seedlings and flowering period. Use less water when young fruits begin to appear. More water is needed for full development of the fruits, but reduce moisture when the fruits begin to mature.
Plant adjustment: Tertiary vines are generally selected for fruit retention. Conduct pinching when 3 to 4 leaves appear on the main vine. Select 2 of the strongest secondary vines. For each selected secondary vine, remove all the tertiary vines below the 8th node and select 2 tertiary vines above the 9th node for fruiting. Each fruiting vine should retain 1 fruit and each plant 4 fruits. Pinch the buds of the fruiting vines when 2 or 3 leaves appear. The secondary vines should also be pinched when about 20 leaves appear.
(1 d.c.= 674 square metres or 7,260 square feet)