At the start of rainy season, planted few ash gourd and pumpkin plants. Made a pit, filled kitchen waste and some dried leaves, covered it with soil and planted seeds. When there was no rain, moisture was maintained. A set of ropes were tied,so that they can climb to terrace. Initial growth was a bit slow, once they reached terrace and started flowering well. Ash guards gives lots of female flowers and lot of them form fruits, pumpkin is bit slower in this aspect. In between handful of kitchen compost also was applied to them and once cowdung slurry.