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#1 User is offline   Ah Pek 

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:30 AM

To start with I salute the knowledgeable members on this forum.

My sage plants died.

Had bought two from world farm.

Both died. Why ? I Dun have a clue.

A couple of my other plants die as well though unrelated

Will talk about them slowly..

This post has been edited by Ah Pek: 13 September 2013 - 01:32 AM

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:21 AM

I don't think is your fault. I have no good experience with it. My keep wilting on me. So I stay far away from them with a 20 foot pole.Try something else. Carnivorous plant is another genus ,I stay far far away..
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:57 AM

I learned that sage is difficult. Thus it is not your fault. Blame the weather. :unsure:/>
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:55 AM

Is Rosemary difficult?
I also got no luck with this most basic of all herbs :/
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:15 PM

The first one I bought died dunno how.

Replaced with another from WF. Also died... hehe.

Three papaya plants (small) kena root rot! Coz of the frequent heavy rains.

Heavy rains. Planted too deep. Bad drainage.

Just replaced them yesterday.



View Postdigitalgate, on 13 September 2013 - 07:21 AM, said:

I don't think is your fault. I have no good experience with it. My keep wilting on me. So I stay far away from them with a 20 foot pole.Try something else. Carnivorous plant is another genus ,I stay far far away..

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:32 PM

My garden used too be tended to by my maids with occassional inputs from my mom.

They planted what they wanted.

I was not in the picture.

The only thing that came good, thus were guava trees with reasonably large guavas, mint, thai basil, raddish, carrot (seasonal), pandan, turmeric, tapioca, galangal, lemongrass and lemonbalm.

Finally I took interest since mid May.

I took advice from my horticulturist neighbour and started soil amendments.

What a painful job ?

Must changkul out the horrible clay, pack into bags, dispose it and fill in amixture of garden soil and compost.

Phew tiring...

So I only soil amend the place where I plan to plant.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:36 PM

Come to think of it gardening is painful.

Ofcourse a joy when I see Roses. 6 in the garden today and the never ending red hibiscus bloom.

but heart pain when your plants die.

due to root rot, pests or whatever reason.

Gardening is a huge learning journey.

Admire the sifus here and love their being walking encyclopedias
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

The first one I bought died.

Second one died too.

Third one somehow surviving

View PostChatbud, on 13 September 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

Is Rosemary difficult?
I also got no luck with this most basic of all herbs :/

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:37 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 13 September 2013 - 12:37 PM, said:

The first one I bought died.

Second one died too.

Third one somehow surviving





So you know why no local farmer produce those herb for sell here and why we call them "Angmo" herbs, it means to grow in angmo country or imported from there, those selling in nursery mostly are imported, if you see any ugly one they throw at their bin area or hide it back in some planting area, those are the stocks that they can't sell fast enoungh.

Rosemary is one of those can grow and last here, but not the sage in a open garden.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

Thank you Abby.

Me no experience le.

Just started only.

Only four months max as Gardener for edibles.

Can't be called noob aso.

pre noob.

I got a lot to learn from you all.

I'm glad we have this forum.







View PostAbby Lim, on 13 September 2013 - 01:37 PM, said:

So you know why no local farmer produce those herb for sell here and why we call them "Angmo" herbs, it means to grow in angmo country or imported from there, those selling in nursery mostly are imported, if you see any ugly one they throw at their bin area or hide it back in some planting area, those are the stocks that they can't sell fast enoungh.

Rosemary is one of those can grow and last here, but not the sage in a open garden.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:30 PM

I also gave up on growing rosemary. After some time, they will get aphids n die off. Lost count on no of rosemary pots bought over the years.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:27 PM

So SG can grow Rosemary or not?
It's suppose to be the most basic of all herbs to be grown, but yet like not so easy to grow also. :ph34r:/>

You know you go to Cold Storage/NTUC, they sell 'live' herbs in tiny pots at the veggie/herbs section.
The ones I see at NTUC, it says Genting herbs or garden or something on the label...
Meaning all should be cool-growing?
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:31 PM

Mei Gui (roses) also another one.
No luck with them also :ranting2:/>
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:11 PM

Can't answer coz me noob.

My two rose marys died

Third one somehow alive.


Really dunno why they died.




View PostChatbud, on 13 September 2013 - 03:27 PM, said:

So SG can grow Rosemary or not?
It's suppose to be the most basic of all herbs to be grown, but yet like not so easy to grow also. :ph34r:/>/>/>

You know you go to Cold Storage/NTUC, they sell 'live' herbs in tiny pots at the veggie/herbs section.
The ones I see at NTUC, it says Genting herbs or garden or something on the label...
Meaning all should be cool-growing?

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:58 PM

Sage is quite easy plant I think. They can stand drought and hate wet feet!
Perhaps you've given too much water?

Rosemary should thrive in Singapore (I think) but you need pruning before it grows too leggy.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:35 PM

K. I'm going to try that. Thanks.

I'll get one more sage n try. Actually I read as well that it's hardy.

But somehow I dun have magic green fingers lol.

I'll try again.

Yeah I have not pruned my lone surviving RoseMary


View PostEchinacea, on 13 September 2013 - 05:58 PM, said:

Sage is quite easy plant I think. They can stand drought and hate wet feet!
Perhaps you've given too much water?

Rosemary should thrive in Singapore (I think) but you need pruning before it grows too leggy.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:09 PM

View PostChatbud, on 13 September 2013 - 03:27 PM, said:

So SG can grow Rosemary or not?
It's suppose to be the most basic of all herbs to be grown, but yet like not so easy to grow also. :ph34r:/>/>

You know you go to Cold Storage/NTUC, they sell 'live' herbs in tiny pots at the veggie/herbs section.
The ones I see at NTUC, it says Genting herbs or garden or something on the label...
Meaning all should be cool-growing?

Abby just said yes. I dump rosemary in clay soil and it thrive ! ( not that I recommend it. A well drain mix and full sun will do the trick.
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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:03 AM

Clay soil ah....

Not bad not bad....


View Postdigitalgate, on 13 September 2013 - 10:09 PM, said:

Abby just said yes. I dump rosemary in clay soil and it thrive ! ( not that I recommend it. A well drain mix and full sun will do the trick.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:27 PM

there this prized rosemary i participate at the gathering you can see how tall it is !. . . haha

in the interaction corner I think
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:38 PM

Hello Ah Pek and all,

Rosemary
- my rosemary thriving and propagating well... No problem in growing, except when the bloody pet dog decided to pee on one of them; sigh.. 3/4 of the plant died...
- yes, tend to have aphids; but diligent squeezing and application of my fertilizer helps clear them
- right now my result is 75% success rate in propagating (modest lah, cant claim 100% - hehe);
- have two rosemary growing in cups - so anyone wants them, just need to put up hand and come over - self collect
- my rosemary is in 1/2 sand, 1/2 soil condition with ample application of my fertilizer (though internet says no need for lots of fert)

eh.. what is leggy rosemary? Can someone tell me pls... Thanks!

Sage
- managed to grow one from seed;
- used to be in ground; growing very slowly
- was in full sun
- then I dug it up, put it into cup and into semi shade - testing if that will make it grow better
- so far surviving... but no quick growth; maybe still in shock from transplant..
- attempting to grow 5 more - place seeds onto wet tissue paper, and into ziploc - so far no movement http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif






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