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Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:21 PM

Huhu...

The custard apples on my plant (2) fell to the ground.

Wifey disappointed.

I din pick them from the tree on time.
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:25 PM

Had a decent guava harvest.

More than 40 guavas (lost count) from two trees grown from seed.

Seed thrown by my mom.

Hardly any fertilizing n watering.

Some of the trees we least take care of reward us reasonably.
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

Am yet to use the FFA that I had purchased from WF.

Lazy to set it up.

Looking for the easy way out... Looking for yellow sticky traps.

Reasonable price $1 at WF a piece. However the glue dried up.

So need to purchase from elsewhere.
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

View PostClick, on 15 September 2013 - 06:38 PM, said:

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



Okay.. An Update on Both.

Rosemary - no problem growing in Singapore. Recently Lavendar gave me 3 creeping rosemary cuttings; one died, two thriving

Sage - The transplanted Sage, grown in shade, thrived by weak stem due I think to lack of sun. Next stge, full sun.
- Sage cannot be germinated by the zip loc method... the seeds remained dormant for two months. Next stage, into soil it goes...

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:54 PM

Hi Click,

I gv up on Sage.

2 out of 2 pots died.

I'll try Sage again when iv figured out a way to grow it.

I'm trying growing Dill n Corriander.

They are growing but not as vigorously as I would hv liked them too grow.

My RoseMary is half dead and half alive.

But it may just make it.

How much time do u spend on gardening in a week ?





y.. An Update on Both.[/size]

Rosemary - no problem growing in Singapore. Recently Lavendar gave me 3 creeping rosemary cuttings; one died, two thriving

Sage - The transplanted Sage, grown in shade, thrived by weak stem due I think to lack of sun. Next stge, full sun.
- Sage cannot be germinated by the zip loc method... the seeds remained dormant for two months. Next stage, into soil it goes...
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:17 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 13 October 2013 - 08:54 PM, said:

Hi Click,

I gv up on Sage.

2 out of 2 pots died.

I'll try Sage again when iv figured out a way to grow it.

I'm trying growing Dill n Corriander.

They are growing but not as vigorously as I would hv liked them too grow.

My RoseMary is half dead and half alive.

But it may just make it.

How much time do u spend on gardening in a week ?



Hello Ah Pek,
Dont give up that fast. Try again.
I will be trying to germinate Sage again.
Just got this book from the library "Success
With Herbs" - so I shall try once more.
It is quite informative. So gave me confidence.
http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

Coriander - very difficult for me to grow. Dont
know the right mix - soil, sun, water. They take
a long time to germinate. When they do, they
grow up very weak, dont stand upright, and
grow very short; not like those in the market.
So my growing method is wrong. So I buy the
book from Lee Chew Kang, Grow Your Own
Vegetables. Coming in soon. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

Dill - havent grown it before. Now trying. Again
thanks to the Herb book.

Rosemary - I think I am good in propagating
rosemary. In SG I think we need to care for it a
bit more than in ang moh land. We have black
insects infestation. In Australia, I see rosemary
bush! Just growing merrily in the car port of a
house... no need to take care!!

Well if you want Rosemary cuttings, just let me
know. I always have cuttings growing for people
who ask.

How much time I spent on gardening in a week?
Varies.... from 2 hr to 8 or 9 hours, if I am home
early. Just pottering around the garden; weeding
also counts right?


How about you?? And you travel to JB some more!!



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:53 AM

Woah d no of leaves in my garden destroyed by caterpillars....

SUCH a horrible sight.

Dun know how to end the caterpillar reign
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:15 PM

Can't post pics.

No idea why.

Bought 40 bags of tanah campur @ rm 1 each.

All extinguished.

Used it to level some portions of my garden to prevent water logging.

more than root rot worried about dengue as well.

switched off my water timer.

Moved all pots to different location

Bought some sprinklers from Ace Hardware at Nagoya Hills, Batam

Really really cheap.

Gardening tools n equipment so cheap out there.
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:22 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 15 October 2013 - 09:15 PM, said:

Can't post pics.

No idea why.

Bought 40 bags of tanah campur @ rm 1 each.

All extinguished.

Used it to level some portions of my garden to prevent water logging.

more than root rot worried about dengue as well.

switched off my water timer.

Moved all pots to different location

Bought some sprinklers from Ace Hardware at Nagoya Hills, Batam

Really really cheap.

Gardening tools n equipment so cheap out there.


Wow Ah Pek.. you are a real traveller!!
Re posting photos - you saw the photo I test posted in your PM?
So no issue for me. When you say you cant post photo, what
exactly do you mean?

I think you should use raised beds to plant.
Easy and much faster than doing your entire garden for drainage.
Cheaper I should think so as well...

Last two nights very heavy rain - all my beds are full of water! Yay!!
And also collected close to 6 drums of rain water... http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif
Now no need to water my veggies for next two days... http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:45 PM

Hi Click,

when I click on reply, I'm.unable to get the img icon. the icon that allows us to post pics.

No idea why I can't c it.

But about the sprinklers at Ace Hardware, Batam seriously really really cheap.

Those who wanna buy gardening tools, artificial carpet grass, sprinklers etc seriously must plan a trip there.




View PostClick, on 15 October 2013 - 09:22 PM, said:

Wow Ah Pek.. you are a real traveller!!
Re posting photos - you saw the photo I test posted in your PM?
So no issue for me. When you say you cant post photo, what
exactly do you mean?

I think you should use raised beds to plant.
Easy and much faster than doing your entire garden for drainage.
Cheaper I should think so as well...

Last two nights very heavy rain - all my beds are full of water! Yay!!
And also collected close to 6 drums of rain water... http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif
Now no need to water my veggies for next two days... http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:52 PM

Click,

yeah I saw ur pics.

so no problem with forum.

think problem with my tablet



View PostAh Pek, on 15 October 2013 - 10:45 PM, said:

Hi Click,

when I click on reply, I'm.unable to get the img icon. the icon that allows us to post pics.

No idea why I can't c it.

But about the sprinklers at Ace Hardware, Batam seriously really really cheap.

Those who wanna buy gardening tools, artificial carpet grass, sprinklers etc seriously must plan a trip there.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:57 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 15 October 2013 - 10:52 PM, said:

Click,

yeah I saw ur pics.

so no problem with forum.

think problem with my tablet




Maybe it is a setting on your tablet..
But I dont think so... were you able to post photos from your Tablet before?


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:12 PM

Yeah previously can post bro.

I'll try using Chrome browser.


View PostClick, on 15 October 2013 - 10:57 PM, said:

Maybe it is a setting on your tablet..
But I dont think so... were you able to post photos from your Tablet before?


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:48 PM

Does this look like Caterpillar reign?

Click, thanks man working now.

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/20131015_142131_zps744ef445.jpg


http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/20131015_142052_zpsd37f9f77.jpg




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quote name='Ah Pek' timestamp='1381849923' post='356407']
Yeah previously can post bro.

I'll try using Chrome browser.
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:51 PM

Hi Click, sorry state of my coriander n dill.

Just took one picture to give you an idea.

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/20131015_142110_zps04f985c9.jpg



View PostClick, on 15 October 2013 - 10:57 PM, said:

Maybe it is a setting on your tablet..
But I dont think so... were you able to post photos from your Tablet before?


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:30 AM

View PostAh Pek, on 15 October 2013 - 11:48 PM, said:

Does this look like Caterpillar reign?

Click, thanks man working now.

quote name='Ah Pek' timestamp='1381849923' post='356407']
Yeah previously can post bro.

I'll try using Chrome browser.



Hello Ah Pek...
Wah!! Serious attacks!!
Any photo of the culprits?

Could be baby grasshoppers at night and caterpillars in the day...

Did you check in the night as well?

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:35 AM

View PostAh Pek, on 15 October 2013 - 11:51 PM, said:

Hi Click, sorry state of my coriander n dill.

Just took one picture to give you an idea.



Hello Ah Pek..
I think that may be a false dill... Wormwood.
Is it lots of stems, rather than one stem many branches?
As far as I know, dill is one stem, with many branches.

Coriander - I had only successfully grown one time! After
that many failures - long weak stems. Dont know whats
happening. Just ordered a book, hopefully it will have
info on coriander. Then I can also share with you.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:34 AM

One of my favorite products for mixing into the soil.

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/iblessonsspore/20131016_082544_zps6fa4a952.jpg
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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:38 AM

Hi Click,

Seriously a serious attack. Will post another pic or

Yeah man mostly caterpillars.

No grass hoppers discovered as yet.

But there are crickets. but dunno what they eat..


View PostClick, on 16 October 2013 - 12:30 AM, said:

Hello Ah Pek...
Wah!! Serious attacks!!
Any photo of the culprits?

Could be baby grasshoppers at night and caterpillars in the day...

Did you check in the night as well?


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:40 AM

Click, this one is real dill ah.

The seeds I bought from super market.

And see their sorry state. :(/>


View PostClick, on 16 October 2013 - 12:35 AM, said:

Hello Ah Pek..
I think that may be a false dill... Wormwood.
Is it lots of stems, rather than one stem many branches?
As far as I know, dill is one stem, with many branches.

Coriander - I had only successfully grown one time! After
that many failures - long weak stems. Dont know whats
happening. Just ordered a book, hopefully it will have
info on coriander. Then I can also share with you.

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