In the national scenario, Cucurbita pepo L’s cultivation emerges as an important vegetable in our economy. The vegetable has a relationship 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.
seeds for Solanum melongena cultivation. There is mineral zinc in it’s seeds. There will be more zinc when it is unshelled. (www.whfoods.com)You can get phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and copper in pumpkin seeds.
Phosphorus helps plants grow by converting other nutrients into helpful building blocks. It is usually found in fertilizer. (www.gardeningknowhow.com) Magnesium’s nutrient is important to plants. It has a big role for plants to function.
One of it is in the photosynthesis process, as it is the Chlorophyll’s building block, which make green leaves come out. (www.smart-fertilizer.com) Manganese is a main contributor to various biological systems, also photosynthesis, respiration and nitrogen conversion in plants. Copper contains small quantity of micronutrients that is needed for the growth of the plants. (www.pthoculture.
com) Antioxidant can defend the plant from damage which can be found in pumpkin seeds. Carotenoids and vitamin E are example of antioxidants. (www.healthline.
com) Pumpkin seeds consist 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 and yellow color for some vegetables and fruits. Pumpkin seeds contains carotenoids. In its seeds we can also find dietary fibers. Pumpkin seeds represents four fatty acids. 16.41% of palmitic acid is included and 11.14% of stearic acid which are the saturated fatty acids.
It also includes the unsaturated fatty acids which are consisting of 18.14% oleic and 52.69% linoleic acid. (Shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in) Another fact with the seed is that it is rich in nutrients, has high content of protein and its micronutrients are plenty.
Pumpkin seeds’ chemical substances are total sugars, 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 two years is called perennial. Annual means it completes it’s life cycle. It’s stem is 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 of pumpkin seeds as fertilizer in eggplant’s fruit cultivation.
We will identify there will be changes to the fruits of eggplants or none.