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#481 User is offline   greennature 

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 01:25 PM

Haha u r smarter than me. I only placed the liquid on the cardboard like hook. Will follow u n add some cotton wool.

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 12:56 AM

Dun follow me yet :)/>.

I am doing this the first time. Not sure, if mine works any better. Yours may be the right choice.

I was forced to use it Quickly coz my StarFruit tree is flowering profusely.

In time, I will know if I did the right thing.



View Postgreennature, on 21 September 2015 - 01:25 PM, said:

Haha u r smarter than me. I only placed the liquid on the cardboard like hook. Will follow u n add some cotton wool.

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 12:54 PM

Container Grown.

Too late in taking the picture.

Most mangoes were harvested upon ripening on the tree. 

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20150923-WA0000-001_zpsj33osbf3.jpg

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 04:56 PM

So far I have success with the following in containers:

Mango

Chicu

Custard Apple

Starfruit



My guava in Container is currently fruiting. The fruits may not last since the stems are weak and its a very young plant.
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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:15 PM

I am amazed that your mango can fruit in a small bag. Must be good quality tree. And u even squeezed in a papaya in the same bag!

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 10:32 PM

The papaya was my daughters doing. Notti of her.

Its flowering. Cant get myself to chop it down.



View Postgreennature, on 23 September 2015 - 09:15 PM, said:

I am amazed that your mango can fruit in a small bag. Must be good quality tree. And u even squeezed in a papaya in the same bag!

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 12:08 AM

I had always envied the nurseries and their unique potting mixes.

Well, I finally painstakingly made my own.

1. The ingredients

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/Mobile%20Uploads/P50923-200107_zpsao2klhry.jpg



http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/Mobile%20Uploads/P50923-200052_zpsi6pshqfi.jpg


2. The product about to finish.


http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/Mobile%20Uploads/P50923-183630_zpsxbooil93.jpg


Yeyy.
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Posted 24 September 2015 - 01:01 PM

Coconut coir, rice husks, sand, compost n vermiculite? Do u soak coconut coir before u use? I have not used coconut coir in my pots as I am concerned about the salt levels. How is coconut coir different from compost? Tks.
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Posted 24 September 2015 - 01:58 PM

Your absolutely right in your guesses but for one Sand.

I have used coconut coir, rice husks, perlite, compost and vermiculite.

And you are also right in that the coconut coir has to be washed thoroughly. So I soak it over night, change water in the morning, soak again, change water.... after several tedious rounds.... ready for use.. laborious and annoying process. Not actually easy to source pre-washed Coco-coir though I have managed to find a few shops that do so.

The main diff imho between coconut coir and compost is that.... compost is nutrient dense whereas coconut coir hardly has any nutritional value.

However, it scores heavily on several points when compared with Spag moss (not the least in terms of sustainability) again imho. Not wishing to offend any forummers who believe in spag moss.




View Postgreennature, on 24 September 2015 - 01:01 PM, said:

Coconut coir, rice husks, sand, compost n vermiculite? Do u soak coconut coir before u use? I have not used coconut coir in my pots as I am concerned about the salt levels. How is coconut coir different from compost? Tks.

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 03:59 PM

Noted. Tks. Coconut coir seems like a lot of work for something that is not nutrient dense.
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Posted 24 September 2015 - 09:10 PM

Finally... I got my hands and it is gonna bloom...

The awesome Bunga Bakawali...

Gul-e-Bakawali from Sanskrit?

Epiphyllum oxypetalum ... Botanical

Tan Hua Yi Xian ... Chinese 


http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20150924-WA0008_zpszhoqtyqy.jpg

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 12:54 AM

And the auspicious bloom

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20150925-WA0001_zpsztinjjr8_edit_1443113390003_zpsob6jcb4k.jpg
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Posted 25 September 2015 - 05:15 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 25 September 2015 - 12:54 AM, said:

And the auspicious bloom

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG-20150925-WA0001_zpsztinjjr8_edit_1443113390003_zpsob6jcb4k.jpg


Congrats. Must be very fragrant.
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Posted 25 September 2015 - 06:40 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 25 September 2015 - 12:54 AM, said:

And the auspicious bloom




Go buy 4D quick!
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Posted 25 September 2015 - 10:03 PM

Thank you. I will.

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Go buy 4D quick!

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 01:01 AM

Using cotton wool in your fruit fly trap is extremely effective. Before using cotton wool, I only caught a few fruit flies. After using cotton wool, it was 20-30 fruit flies Everyday! Maybe this was because more chemical was applied. Hope number of flies will be reduced eventually.
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