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#21 User is offline   soethe 

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

View Posttulips64, on 01 May 2012 - 10:54 AM, said:

Hi, :welcome:/>
I'm more interested in the pink plant racks u have. May I know where u bought them? Thanks for sharing.


Hi tulips64, Thanks. The rack is from Giant @ IMM. It is actually a 4-tire rack with wheels and was onsale for 39.99. They only come in pink.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:49 PM

View PostShasha, on 01 May 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

Wow, impressive! Happy gardening and keep us posted.

Shasha


Thanks, Shasha, will do!
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    Herbs:
    Climbing Gyruna, Rose Catcus, Cat's Whisker
    Plantain Herbs, Chinese Knotweed, Patchouli

    Culinary Herbs:
    Thyme, Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Bay Leaf and Lemon Myrtle, Mint including Bergamot Mint, Tashkent Mint Corn Mint.Mexican Tarragon

    Currently Growing: Orchid Both Sun Loving and Shade Loving

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    Brassavola Codrata

    and also Jewel Orchids including Macodes Lowii,
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:52 PM

the galangal and the daun cencur can grow them just buried them thinly in the soil and water them moderately when the soil getting dry.
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  • Interests:Plants that I started growing:

    Herbs:
    Climbing Gyruna, Rose Catcus, Cat's Whisker
    Plantain Herbs, Chinese Knotweed, Patchouli

    Culinary Herbs:
    Thyme, Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Bay Leaf and Lemon Myrtle, Mint including Bergamot Mint, Tashkent Mint Corn Mint.Mexican Tarragon

    Currently Growing: Orchid Both Sun Loving and Shade Loving

    Including:

    Hybird
    LC,Laeliocattleya BLC, Brassolaeliocattleya

    Brassavola Codrata

    and also Jewel Orchids including Macodes Lowii,
    Anoectochilus Formansanus and also Roxburghii

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:54 PM

admired you cinnamon basil !. . . haha
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:13 PM

View PostLionel Teng, on 01 May 2012 - 04:04 PM, said:

NICE Database garden you have with lots of spics like the trinid scropion chillies! Sure very hot! However, Do keep up with the progress as those chillies family are prone to whitheflies.

I like the basil section and the kampong celery and spices section!. haha

When the grow to adults to take care them well so they can provides you with lots of harvest.


Hi Lionel,
Thanks. I love chillies and love to collect them as well. I got those whiteflies recently and lost my chinese celery (suprisingly they attacked my chillies but laid eggs only on my celery plant). I used neem spray but got burned marks on my leaves (I suspect too much neem oil). Now, I just check them everyday and remove them manually. So far, they are all recovering well and I haven't seen those whiteflies lately.
I love basils also. I just got New Guinea basil seeds and planning to sprout them soon, will let you know the outcome.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:24 PM

View PostLionel Teng, on 01 May 2012 - 08:52 PM, said:

the galangal and the daun cencur can grow them just buried them thinly in the soil and water them moderately when the soil getting dry.


Hi Lionel,

I usually get galangal from the market in big pieces. Do I put it in the soil as it is or break it up? What sort of soil would be good for it?
Appreciate your sharing.

Bridgehouse
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:38 PM

View Postsoethe, on 01 May 2012 - 08:47 PM, said:

Hi tulips64, Thanks. The rack is from Giant @ IMM. It is actually a 4-tire rack with wheels and was onsale for 39.99. They only come in pink.


Thank you for your reply. Happy gardening!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:54 PM

View Postbridgehouse, on 01 May 2012 - 04:55 PM, said:

Hi

What a great collection of edible plants!!! I am into veg gardening but unable to achieve half of what you have!!! I am done with chilies and potatoes because of the bugs! I am into xiao bia chye, mint (miserable cos attacked by bugs), basil and pandan.
How do I get to plant some galangal? I like to use them in my cooking and they do not keep for long in the fridge.
Love the plant stand too. Good height to catch the sun. Where did you get them from?
Thanks for sharing.

Bridgehouse.


Hi Bridgehouse,
Thanks! My chilies got attacked by bugs recently as well, but recovering. I am thinking of trying pandan. For galangal, I put the store-bought rhizome in water for one day and then just potted with soil. It took like 2-3 weeks for a new shoot to come out. The plant stand is from Giant @ IMM and it's actually a 4-tire stand. I am planning to get another stand as well, as my balcony is getting crowded.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:39 PM

Some recent additions:

Red Salad Bowl Lettuce
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o638/soethe/IMG_8582.jpg

Red Pak Choi
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Daikon/White Raddish
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o638/soethe/IMG_8585.jpg

Black from Tula Tomato
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:42 PM

Dinosaur Kale
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Portuguese Kale
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Georgia Kale
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:01 PM

very nice garden with healthy plants. want to share from whre you bought your plants?
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:54 AM

View Postsoethe, on 01 May 2012 - 09:54 PM, said:

Hi Bridgehouse,
Thanks! My chilies got attacked by bugs recently as well, but recovering. I am thinking of trying pandan. For galangal, I put the store-bought rhizome in water for one day and then just potted with soil. It took like 2-3 weeks for a new shoot to come out. The plant stand is from Giant @ IMM and it's actually a 4-tire stand. I am planning to get another stand as well, as my balcony is getting crowded.


Hi

I shall have a go at growing galangal and yes, will check out at Giant for those stands. Actually I have commissioned a carpenter to make me a wooden stand...hmm. If he has not started on it yet...will cancel and get the metal stand instead. (Downside is I will have 4 stands in a set and may rust eventually.)
Back to your garden...you are such a amazing gardener....so neat and tidy!!! Don't know why the bugs bother at all, surely the healthy plants will repel them!!! Can imagine the supply of fresh vegetables from your garden!!
Really, good job! Happy for you!

Bridgehouse
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

Wow what a nice collection of herbs. Love your plant tags. Did you make it yourself? Where do you get the black board like material?
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:13 AM

Very well organized garden and great collection!
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

Very neat and healthy attractive garden you have :)/> Especially loves the chillies.. I tried many times to grow bhut jolokia but no success maybe coz the seeds I have is not good. Heard it is th ehottest chilly on earth.. have yet to try it :P/>

Btw, love your outdoor scenery too... so serene...
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    Herbs:
    Climbing Gyruna, Rose Catcus, Cat's Whisker
    Plantain Herbs, Chinese Knotweed, Patchouli

    Culinary Herbs:
    Thyme, Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Bay Leaf and Lemon Myrtle, Mint including Bergamot Mint, Tashkent Mint Corn Mint.Mexican Tarragon

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    Including:

    Hybird
    LC,Laeliocattleya BLC, Brassolaeliocattleya

    Brassavola Codrata

    and also Jewel Orchids including Macodes Lowii,
    Anoectochilus Formansanus and also Roxburghii

Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:48 PM

try grow basil and chillies or tomatoes close but on separate pots.

Careful of scales and mealy bugs that's feeds on the saps of basil.

Maybe the only way to prevent chillies from getting powdery mildew or whiteflies is to make sure there proper ventilation and also the space is important; try not to overcrowds chillies together

Bridgehouse the Galangal and Ginger I like to moist them and wraps them with toliet paper to kept them moist and leaves it a the sun soon there will be sprouts of growth emerges from the rhizomes.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

View PostLionel Teng, on 02 May 2012 - 08:48 PM, said:

try grow basil and chillies or tomatoes close but on separate pots.

Careful of scales and mealy bugs that's feeds on the saps of basil.

Maybe the only way to prevent chillies from getting powdery mildew or whiteflies is to make sure there proper ventilation and also the space is important; try not to overcrowds chillies together

Bridgehouse the Galangal and Ginger I like to moist them and wraps them with toliet paper to kept them moist and leaves it a the sun soon there will be sprouts of growth emerges from the rhizomes.

Hi Lionel,

Tks, got it. Will have a go...and see what happens!!

Bridgehouse
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:39 PM

Wow... that's an awesome set-up, and great "Feng-shui" too, can see there is sunlight at the balcony, very few buildings have that kind of natural light, great growing and do post more pix... :flowers:/>
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:42 PM

View Postdip, on 01 May 2012 - 11:01 PM, said:

very nice garden with healthy plants. want to share from whre you bought your plants?


Hi dip,
Thanks! I got them from basically everywhere, including Cold Storage, Giant, World Farm, AMK nursery, Online - mostly etsy and tradewinds, and places that I travel. I usually buy seeds, and some are from cuttings.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:46 PM

View Postbridgehouse, on 02 May 2012 - 09:54 AM, said:

Hi

I shall have a go at growing galangal and yes, will check out at Giant for those stands. Actually I have commissioned a carpenter to make me a wooden stand...hmm. If he has not started on it yet...will cancel and get the metal stand instead. (Downside is I will have 4 stands in a set and may rust eventually.)
Back to your garden...you are such a amazing gardener....so neat and tidy!!! Don't know why the bugs bother at all, surely the healthy plants will repel them!!! Can imagine the supply of fresh vegetables from your garden!!
Really, good job! Happy for you!

Bridgehouse


Hi Bridgehouse,
Thanks. Good luck with your galangal! Let me know how it goes.
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