In the national scenario, Cucurbita pepo L’scultivation emerges as an important vegetable in our economy. The vegetable hasa relationship with the Cucurbitaceae family. It is like a cackrey, watermelon,melon, and cucumber (Filgueira, 2008).The agricultural economic amount develops from the unripe fruitscommercialization. In this research, we will be using the seeds of Cucurbitapepo L.
as fertilizer for Solanum melongena cultivation. In its seeds, there ismineral zinc. There will be more zinc when it is unshelled. (www.
whfoods.com) You can get phosphorus, magnesium, manganeseand copper in pumpkin seeds. Phosphorus helps plants grow by converting othernutrients into helpful building blocks. It is usually found in fertilizer. (www.gardeningknowhow.com) Magnesium’s nutrient is important toplants. It has a big role for plants to function.
One of it is in thephotosynthesis process, as it is the Chlorophyll’s building block, which makegreen leaves come out. (www.smart-fertilizer.com) Manganese is used as a main contributor tovarious biological systems, also photosynthesis, respiration and nitrogenassimilation in plants.
Plants need very small amount of micronutrients thatcan be found in copper. (www.pthoculture.com) Pumpkin seeds have antioxidants which can defend the plants from damage.Examples of its antioxidants are carotenoids and vitamin E.
(www.healthline.com)Pumpkin seed contains vitamin E. Every 100 g. of pumpkin seeds consist of atleast 35.10 mg of tocopherol.
(www.nutrition-and-you.com) It also containscarotenoids. Dietary fibers can also be found in the seeds.
There are fourfatty acids that are present in pumpkin seeds. These are palmitic, stearic,oleic, and linoleic acids. This includes 16.41% palmitic acid and 11.
14%stearic acid which are the saturated fatty acids. It also includes theunsaturated 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 ofprotein and its micronutrients are plenty. Total sugars, protein, fiber, fatand moisture levels are the chemical content of pumpkin seeds were 0.
11%,33.82%, 21.97%, 31.
57% and 8.46%, respectively. (www.
sciencedirect.com) The plant that we will be using for ourresearch is eggplant. It is a perennial and annual plant. Perennial means thatit’s life span can last more than 2 years. Annual means it completes it’s lifecycle. It’s stem is frequently spiny. White to purple are the color of it’sflower and in there, there are the stamens which is color yellow.
(Wikipedia) Our research aims to know what will be theeffects of pumpkin seeds as fertilizer in eggplant’s fruit cultivation. We willidentify there will be changes to the fruits of eggplants or none.