In the national scenario, Cucurbita pepo L’s cultivationemerges as an important vegetable in our economy.
The vegetable has arelationship with the Cucurbitaceae family. It is like a cackrey, watermelon,melon, and cucumber (Filgueira, 2008).The agricultural economic amount develops from the unripe fruits commercialization.In this research, the fertilizer we will be using is Cucurbita pepo L.
seedsfor Solanum melongena cultivation. There is mineral zinc in its seeds. Therewill be more zinc when it is unshelled. (www.whfoods.com) You can get phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and copperin pumpkin seeds. Phosphorus helps plants grow by converting other nutrientsinto helpful building blocks.
It is usually found in fertilizer. (www.gardeningknowhow.com) Magnesium’s nutrient is important to plants. It has abig role for plants to function. One of it is in the photosynthesis process, asit is the Chlorophyll’s building block, which make green leaves come out.
(www.smart-fertilizer.com) Manganese is a main contributor to various biologicalsystems, also photosynthesis, respiration and nitrogen conversion in plants. Coppercontains small quantity of micronutrients that is needed for the growth of theplants. (www.pthoculture.com) Antioxidantcan defend the plant from damage which can be found in pumpkin seeds. Carotenoidsand vitamin E are example of antioxidants.
(www.healthline.com) Pumpkin seedsconsist of tocopherol. Per 100 g. of it consist at least 35.
10 mg. (www.nutrition-and-you.com)Carotenoid are other organic pigments that are responsible for the orange andyellow color for some vegetables and fruits. Pumpkin seeds containscarotenoids. In its seeds we can also find dietary fibers.
Pumpkin seeds representsfour fatty acids. 16.41% of palmitic acid is included and 11.14% of stearicacid which are the saturated fatty acids. It also includes the unsaturatedfatty acids which are consisting of18.14% oleic and 52.69% linoleic acid. (Shodhganga.
inflibnet.ac.in) Anotherfact with the seed is that it is rich in nutrients, has high content of proteinand its micronutrients are plenty. Pumpkin seeds’ chemical substances are totalsugars, protein, fiber, fat and moisture levels were 0.11%, 33.82%, 21.97%,8.46%, correspondingly.
(www.sciencedirect.com) The plant that we will be using for our research is eggplant.It is a perennial and annual plant. The life span that can last more than twoyears is called perennial. Annual means it completes it’s life cycle. It’s stemis frequently spiny.
White to purple are the color of it’s flower and in there,there are the stamens which is color yellow. (Wikipedia) Our research aims to know what will be the effects ofpumpkin seeds as fertilizer in eggplant’s fruit cultivation. We will identifythere will be changes to the fruits of eggplants or none.