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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:50 PM

Help! Anyone grown Jiaogulan (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum) from seeds before?

Tried to get the plant but couldn't find it so bought the seeds from ebay. Got 12 seeds and soaked 5 seeds for 24 hours as instructed then planted in potting mixture. That was 3 weeks ago... nothing from those 5 seeds. Still watering them though.

A week ago tried soaking the remaining 7 seeds in water and till today they are still in water: the idea was to let them sprout a little before transfering them to soil. Again - nothing to date. My method of soaking is not completely submerging them but more like 3/4 of the seed under water. Water is changed once in 2 days.

Any one has experience growing jiaogulan from seed? Would appreciate your comments.

Thanks!
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 10:49 PM

View Postleancl, on Jul 12 2009, 09:50 PM, said:

Help! Anyone grown Jiaogulan (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum) from seeds before?

Tried to get the plant but couldn't find it so bought the seeds from ebay. Got 12 seeds and soaked 5 seeds for 24 hours as instructed then planted in potting mixture. That was 3 weeks ago... nothing from those 5 seeds. Still watering them though.

A week ago tried soaking the remaining 7 seeds in water and till today they are still in water: the idea was to let them sprout a little before transfering them to soil. Again - nothing to date. My method of soaking is not completely submerging them but more like 3/4 of the seed under water. Water is changed once in 2 days.

Any one has experience growing jiaogulan from seed? Would appreciate your comments.

Thanks!


I think you can save yourself the trouble and just get a huge pot from World Farm at less than $10 :)/>

Cheers!

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:21 PM

View PostHerb Lover, on Jul 12 2009, 10:49 PM, said:

I think you can save yourself the trouble and just get a huge pot from World Farm at less than $10 :)/>

Cheers!

HL


Thanks... wish I could. Perhaps on my next trip down to Singapore...

Here in Malaysia I haven't found it yet in the nurseries that I have been to. Nevermind keep looking till I find it or my next trip down south, which ever first!

haf a great day!
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View PostHerb Lover, on Jul 12 2009, 10:49 PM, said:

I think you can save yourself the trouble and just get a huge pot from World Farm at less than $10 :)/>

Cheers!

HL


Thanks... wish I could. Perhaps on my next trip down to Singapore...

Here in Malaysia I haven't found it yet in the nurseries that I have been to. Nevermind keep looking till I find it or my next trip down south, which ever first!

haf a great day!
lean
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:57 PM

View Postleancl, on Jul 14 2009, 03:21 PM, said:

Thanks... wish I could. Perhaps on my next trip down to Singapore...

Here in Malaysia I haven't found it yet in the nurseries that I have been to. Nevermind keep looking till I find it or my next trip down south, which ever first!

haf a great day!
lean



Thanks... wish I could. Perhaps on my next trip down to Singapore...

Here in Malaysia I haven't found it yet in the nurseries that I have been to. Nevermind keep looking till I find it or my next trip down south, which ever first!

haf a great day!
lean


My apologies as I didn't realise you're not from Singapore! Perhaps Shamrock can help you on this as I've given her some a while back so by now should be a bush? :P/>

Have a great day too!

Cheers!

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:02 PM

View PostHerb Lover, on Jul 14 2009, 08:57 PM, said:

My apologies as I didn't realise you're not from Singapore! Perhaps Shamrock can help you on this as I've given her some a while back so by now should be a bush? :P/>

Have a great day too!

Cheers!

HL

a bush? i wish HL. it's almost as scrawny as i am. have not showered it with any steroids or au naturale ... :P/>
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:08 PM

View Postshamrock, on Jul 14 2009, 09:02 PM, said:

a bush? i wish HL. it's almost as scrawny as i am. have not showered it with any steroids or au naturale ... :P/>


Aiyah...no need au naturale lah...just high quality compost plus a bit of chicken dung would do! If you have HB-101 would be even better!

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:05 PM

View PostHerb Lover, on Jul 14 2009, 09:08 PM, said:

Aiyah...no need au naturale lah...just high quality compost plus a bit of chicken dung would do! If you have HB-101 would be even better!

HL

ok, will apply goat's droppings and the HB-101 potion (someone really nice gave me this :)/> ) this weekend.
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:22 PM

I know this is made into a tea, but do you also consume this fresh? how? this one is for lowering cholesterol or something, right?
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:38 PM

View PostHerb Lover, on Jul 14 2009, 08:57 PM, said:

My apologies as I didn't realise you're not from Singapore! Perhaps Shamrock can help you on this as I've given her some a while back so by now should be a bush? :P/>

Have a great day too!

Cheers!

HL


:rolleyes:/> My fault. Should have indicated where I am located!

haf another great day!
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:41 PM

View Postshamrock, on Jul 14 2009, 10:05 PM, said:

ok, will apply goat's droppings and the HB-101 potion (someone really nice gave me this :)/> ) this weekend.


Great! If I cannot get my seeds to germinate then maybe I can look for you when your JGL has "prospered"!! :)/>
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:54 PM

View Posttin, on Jul 14 2009, 10:22 PM, said:

I know this is made into a tea, but do you also consume this fresh? how? this one is for lowering cholesterol or something, right?


When I get the plant, I plan to do so - make a green tea from the fresh leaves. The dried JGL tea can be easily bought from many Chinese Medical Halls, but I kinda like the idea of planting it myself!

Effects of JGL? Can't speak of any myself as I don't take it regularly. My understanding is that it is touted as being some kinda adaptogen - that it normalises the body and helps the body regulates itself. Do a google on JGL - there's plenty of info on it but how much of it is marketing hype is anybody's guess. My parents are convinced of it and asked me to plant it since I like green stuff.

Cheerio!
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:00 AM

View Postleancl, on Jul 14 2009, 10:41 PM, said:

Great! If I cannot get my seeds to germinate then maybe I can look for you when your JGL has "prospered"!! :)/>

yes, sure. but you'll need to be patient as it's no where near propagation stage. will take a pix this weekend to show. it looks all right though, so with a bit of patience and some HB-101, it may one day be bushy (as HL puts it). :)/>
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:29 AM

View Postleancl, on Jul 14 2009, 10:54 PM, said:

When I get the plant, I plan to do so - make a green tea from the fresh leaves. The dried JGL tea can be easily bought from many Chinese Medical Halls, but I kinda like the idea of planting it myself!

Effects of JGL? Can't speak of any myself as I don't take it regularly. My understanding is that it is touted as being some kinda adaptogen - that it normalises the body and helps the body regulates itself. Do a google on JGL - there's plenty of info on it but how much of it is marketing hype is anybody's guess. My parents are convinced of it and asked me to plant it since I like green stuff.

Cheerio!



Thank you so much for sharing, leancl. Hope you will get your JGL plant soon.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:17 PM

View Postshamrock, on Jul 14 2009, 10:05 PM, said:

ok, will apply goat's droppings and the HB-101 potion (someone really nice gave me this :)/> ) this weekend.


HL, Shamrock,

Just saw HB-101 at Jusco today. Is it good? How is it used? Foliage spray or for root? Frequency?

Thanks!
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:21 PM

View Postleancl, on Jul 15 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

HL, Shamrock,

Just saw HB-101 at Jusco today. Is it good? How is it used? Foliage spray or for root? Frequency?

Thanks!
lean

have not used it yet. will try it on the gyno for the first time this weekend. got to do something to nudge it along. :)/>
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:08 PM

Saw the tiniest of green after more than 3 weeks germinating in the soil! :hysterical:/>

http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt3/leancl/JGL20.jpg

Wah... hope it grows healthy! :)/>
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:36 PM

Grown a little more.... . Now about 1cm tall. :rolleyes:/>

http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt3/leancl/JGL170709.jpg

Just a little excited after waiting for so long!! But only one seedling out of 12 planted seeds so far. Fingers crossed will have more soon.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:40 PM

wow, a baby gyno? that's exciting. keep us posted, please. thanks, leancl. :)/>
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:43 PM

About 2 days after the last photo was taken, Baby Gyno's first baby leaves appeared or rather the seed covering fell off revealing the baby leaves. About 3 days later the first ?'true'? leaves appeared. I only managed to take the photo today - leaves have grown slightly bigger. I also had to top up the soil to the baby leaves as there was a slight depression in the soil that was causing Baby G. to tilt a little. Anyway here is the photo taken today. Fingers crossed..... :)/>

Baby G...
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt3/leancl/JGL270709.jpg


Another germination cup was also showing some 'green' signs... . Again fingers crossed! :)/>

http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt3/leancl/JGLb270709.jpg


These gynos sure are slow to germinate. Of 12 seeds planted, so far only 2 showing signs. Got another batch of gyno seeds from Horizon Herbs and 6 of them are already in the soil. We will see how it goes. I guess it would be much faster and easier to go down Singapore and get a small pot from there! :bangin:/>
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:34 PM

i think you are doing very well with the seeds, leancl. baby G looks good! :)/>

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