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#41 User is offline   soethe 

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:50 PM

View Postgreennature, on 02 May 2012 - 10:09 AM, said:

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?


Hi Greennature,
Thanks! Yeah, I made those myself. All from Daiso; blackboard sheet, liquid chalk, wood planks, satay sticks, and superglue. :)/>
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:29 PM

Hi soethe,

Wow, you have a very neat & well organised balcony farm.

Me too interested in growing vegetables & fruit plants but don't have much space & times
to grow.


Let me know if you are interested in the seeds of red bhut jolokia chilli, I can pass you
a few seeds.



Happy Gardening.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:46 PM

View Posthengys, on 02 May 2012 - 10:13 AM, said:

Very well organized garden and great collection!


Thanks, hengys!
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:20 PM

View Postmilkbone, on 02 May 2012 - 11:50 AM, said:

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...


Hi milkbone,
Thanks! I love chillies too. My yellow bhut jolokia seeds that I bought online are also not so good, only one sprouted from the whole bunch. But red bhut jolokia seeds that I got from the fruit are not so bad, have higher germination rate. Let me know if you want to try the red ones, I can spare you some seeds.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:37 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,
Yeah, those mealy bugs and scales sure love basils. I lost my thai basil and (kang kong) to mealies/scales. But I haven't seen any after I used white oil once. Thanks, will try not to overcrowd the chillies.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:57 PM

View Posthappyorchids, on 02 May 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

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:/>


Thanks, happyorchids!
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

View PostPassion88, on 02 May 2012 - 10:29 PM, said:

Hi soethe,

Wow, you have a very neat & well organised balcony farm.

Me too interested in growing vegetables & fruit plants but don't have much space & times
to grow.


Let me know if you are interested in the seeds of red bhut jolokia chilli, I can pass you
a few seeds.



Happy Gardening.


Thanks, Passion88! I got red bhut jolokia/naga morich as well, it's one of my favorites. Thanks for the offer!
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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
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    Brassavola Codrata

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:58 PM

I would like to encourage your to grow organically and environment friendly too. I use some old marble slates with a pot stand to place all my plants in order.

Then during 7th months where there those barang barang with the dried and canned foods. I use 3 red Kinfe brand Pail as pot for my rose catcus, Cat whisker and also climbing gynura. And they grow really well and become like bonsai beggies in my house.

Right now those new plant I grow are like Sage from young 10cm plant to 15cm now with a recycles vitex triflora branches as a staking sticks. doing great with my Redstem Wormwood.

Cinnamon Basil from heian has grow quite slow but steady.

Mulberry is growing slowly got it from world farm at $2

got also plaintain herbs and also stevia for my mum $5 each

Daun Java Ketumbar is growing slowly too at my house!. Slowly.

So this are some of the sharing haha felt free to drop by the we can learn from each other in the bazaar and events too.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

View Postsoethe, on 02 May 2012 - 11:20 PM, said:

Hi milkbone,
Thanks! I love chillies too. My yellow bhut jolokia seeds that I bought online are also not so good, only one sprouted from the whole bunch. But red bhut jolokia seeds that I got from the fruit are not so bad, have higher germination rate. Let me know if you want to try the red ones, I can spare you some seeds.


Yes please.. I would love to try to this jolokia chilli. I'll send you SASE. can pm me your mailing address? TIA :flowers:/>
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:26 PM

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

Yes please.. I would love to try to this jolokia chilli. I'll send you SASE. can pm me your mailing address? TIA :flowers:/>


I just pm-ed you.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:29 PM

Hi Soethe,
you can try to grow rose there. Once I tried, they loved the sun....
Dip
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:15 AM

View Postdip, on 07 May 2012 - 10:29 PM, said:

Hi Soethe,
you can try to grow rose there. Once I tried, they loved the sun....
Dip


I would love to try roses one day may be after my chili craze. But now my balcony is running out of space with my 23 chili plants. And I myself is getting out of control ( I just sprouted 7 new chilis and I don't know where to put them yet) :D/>
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:34 PM

ok

This post has been edited by dip: 08 May 2012 - 11:41 PM

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:06 AM

23+7=30!!!!!!!!!!! :notworthy:/>
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:49 AM

Wah, I can tell you really took the trouble with these plants , labelling them and keeping a good variety on top of that.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:05 AM

Hi, wana know how did you grow your lemongrass. Is it fm cutting ? I've wana to grow it but can't find any seeds. 😰
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:28 PM

View PostShon, on 21 May 2012 - 09:49 AM, said:

Wah, I can tell you really took the trouble with these plants , labelling them and keeping a good variety on top of that.

Hi Shon,
Labelling is for my chili plants at first, for myself to tell them apart, but I got carried away :)/>
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:33 PM

View PostAhbird, on 23 May 2012 - 02:05 AM, said:

Hi, wana know how did you grow your lemongrass. Is it fm cutting ? I've wana to grow it but can't find any seeds. ��

Hi Ahbird,
Yes, from store-bought cuttings. I just leave them in water until the roots come out (about one week +) and then potted with soil. I would recommend deep (long) pot as roots grow quite long.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

View Postautumnsnow, on 10 May 2012 - 02:06 AM, said:

23+7=30!!!!!!!!!!! :notworthy:/>

only 2 sprouted from new batch :(/>, so it's only at 25 now.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:14 AM

Hi,

Very nice and healthy plants. I am inspired to continue with my herb and edible plant gardening. :)/>
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