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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:05 PM

Hi...
just checking.. anyone has experience growing them?

I just bought some fennel seeds from the NTUC supermarket.. I hope
these are growable seeds.. haha...

As for sage, bought seeds from nurseries, havent been able to grow
them... any advice?

Thanks!
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:44 AM

Yes for Sage

They are hardy plants take up to 2 weeks to germinate. So dont give up yet. I got the seeds from swallowtail, seed needs amazon.

Germination Rate is low. Sow whole packet say 25 seeds, only like 5-8 seedlings will emerge.

I didnt give them too much sun. Fertilizes often.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

View Postlollipot, on 12 July 2013 - 08:44 AM, said:

Yes for Sage

They are hardy plants take up to 2 weeks to germinate. So dont give up yet. I got the seeds from swallowtail, seed needs amazon.

Germination Rate is low. Sow whole packet say 25 seeds, only like 5-8 seedlings will emerge.

I didnt give them too much sun. Fertilizes often.


Thank you for the advice, Lollipot! Will wait for them then... 8)
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:43 PM

View PostClick, on 12 July 2013 - 05:17 PM, said:

Thank you for the advice, Lollipot! Will wait for them then... 8)


I have fennel plants which I grew from cuttings. Now they have flolwered but I dont know how to harvest the seeds.They must be very small as I don't seem able to find them!
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:29 PM

View PostRygalin, on 30 August 2013 - 12:43 PM, said:

I have fennel plants which I grew from cuttings. Now they have flolwered but I dont know how to harvest the seeds.They must be very small as I don't seem able to find them!


Ah thanks! So the trick is to grow one first!
OK use microscope! :P/>
Have the flowers wilted? Turned brown? Any seed sacs?
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

I planted a sage pot from WF last Sat. By Sunday morning it had holes in the leaves. Some pest feasted overnight.

Iv a new Sage plant bought two days ago also from WF.

Wondering how to propagate them. Cuttings is an option. I wish most herbs were like mint.So easy to propagate



View PostClick, on 30 August 2013 - 07:29 PM, said:

Ah thanks! So the trick is to grow one first!
OK use microscope! :P/>/>
Have the flowers wilted? Turned brown? Any seed sacs?

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:00 PM

Fennel seeds are not that tiny. About the size of rice.
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

Fennel seeds are not that tiny. About the size of rice.
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:57 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 31 August 2013 - 03:18 PM, said:

I planted a sage pot from WF last Sat. By Sunday morning it had holes in the leaves. Some pest feasted overnight.

Iv a new Sage plant bought two days ago also from WF.

Wondering how to propagate them. Cuttings is an option. I wish most herbs were like mint.So easy to propagate






I have only one Sage. Grown from seeds.
Now trying to grow some more.
Are they able to be grown from cuttings?
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:02 AM

Dude, do you harvest and cook sage ?

a few hours ago I ate a few fresh leaves of roselle. I sound like a rabbit.

yes iv heard that sage is better propagated by cuttings. But the plant needs to establish itself first.


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I have only one Sage. Grown from seeds.
Now trying to grow some more.
Are they able to be grown from cuttings?

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:25 AM

View PostAh Pek, on 01 September 2013 - 03:02 AM, said:

a few hours ago I ate a few fresh leaves of roselle. I sound like a rabbit.


Roselle leaves taste very sour.
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

View PostWisteria, on 01 September 2013 - 11:25 AM, said:

Roselle leaves taste very sour.


I just heard from a Chinese medical barefoot doctor that roselle leaves are better off boiled in water,
and to which the roselle bud is then added... to make the Ribena drink..
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:42 AM

View PostWisteria, on 01 September 2013 - 11:25 AM, said:

Roselle leaves taste very sour.


But the calyx taste good!! Raw!
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

Yeah ur right.
I just force myself to eat the fresh n tender leaves. Unable to force myself to eat the darker green. :rolleyes:/>/>

I eat them for their medicinal value.

Ate a couple of lemon balm leaves and sage leaves as well.
Just a couple.

FEEL like a rabbit hehe

View PostWisteria, on 01 September 2013 - 11:25 AM, said:

Roselle leaves taste very sour.

This post has been edited by Ah Pek: 02 September 2013 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:56 PM

Ribena comes from Roselle ?

There are many flowers on my Roselle plant. PLUCKED out one. Din know which was the calyx.

My bio sucks..

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But the calyx taste good!! Raw!

This post has been edited by Ah Pek: 02 September 2013 - 02:16 PM

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:02 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 02 September 2013 - 01:56 PM, said:

Ribena comes from Roselle ? Wah...

There are many flowers on my Roselle plant. PLUCKED out one. Din know which was the calyx.


The real "Ribena" refers to black currant juice, not roselle.

The red sepals that you pluck from the roselle plant for consumption are the calyces.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

Thanks Wisteria

This post has been edited by Ah Pek: 02 September 2013 - 02:15 PM

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