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#1 User is offline   flora123 

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:59 PM

Hi there! This is my first attempt at growing edibles - cai xin. At this stage, may I know how often to fertilize them? I'm only using seaweed emulsion, is it enough?

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:24 PM

you need to fertilize the plant . Make sure you have at least 10 to 15cm of spacing in the pot. That i feel is too crowded for vegetable. At least the four corner plant has too little soil.
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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:10 AM

View Postdigitalgate, on 08 November 2013 - 11:24 PM, said:

you need to fertilize the plant . Make sure you have at least 10 to 15cm of spacing in the pot. That i feel is too crowded for vegetable. At least the four corner plant has too little soil.


Thanks for reply. Will try transplanting into bigger pots.
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:26 PM

I watered my Caixin with rice water periodically. That's about it. But I did start planting with a good substrate.
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:37 PM

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t496/Carolyn_Sekia_Tan/Choy%20Sum/image_zps4374a15f.jpg

The styrofoam box is approx 30cm deep.
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:39 PM

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t496/Carolyn_Sekia_Tan/Choy%20Sum/image_zpse32a57cd.jpg

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:42 PM

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t496/Carolyn_Sekia_Tan/Choy%20Sum/image_zps1043b53c.jpg

The healthiest specimen was approx 15cm.t
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

What about NPK solution? How often should we add it to the veges?
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 11:31 PM

I haven't tried that ... Infact , my rice water seems to yield better leaves than my second batch which I used a seaweed solution fortnightly.
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:10 PM

View PostNatsk, on 21 January 2015 - 02:42 PM, said:



very nice!! do they get a lot of direct sun??
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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:17 AM

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:43 PM

Not too sure how much sunlight we get at my balcony. Only know that it's the afternoon sun.... And my mom would say "who buys such facing... You never check ah".

My logic: morning everyone goes off to school / work . Back only in the evening. No more sun so it doesn't matter ... Ok, I digress. But I imagine it's sun from 2-4pm? Morning is perfect for me to sit out there and look at my plants without feeling warm :)/> and the plants came about as I was sick of sweeping fallen leaves (from the planter above my floor). I might as well grow something and clean my own fallen leaves...
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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:25 PM

Hi I'm also interested in growing my own caixin. am waiting for cold storage to contact me when they have spare Styrofoam boxes to give away do that I can get started.

where did u get the seeds from? how do you harvest them? do u pull out the whole plant or do you just cut the plant at the stem below leaving only the stub? If leave only stubs, how long does it take for the plant to grow to 15cm again for the next harvest?
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Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:30 PM

View PostSlinky, on 03 May 2015 - 03:25 PM, said:

Hi I'm also interested in growing my own caixin. am waiting for cold storage to contact me when they have spare Styrofoam boxes to give away do that I can get started.

where did u get the seeds from? how do you harvest them? do u pull out the whole plant or do you just cut the plant at the stem below leaving only the stub? If leave only stubs, how long does it take for the plant to grow to 15cm again for the next harvest?

No need to get from Cold Storage,you can easily get some from your nearby wet market, can be a bit fishy/muddy but it can be washed off... Just ask any of the fish mongers or vegetable stalls.They should be willing to give haha.
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Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:51 PM

Me got no wet markets nearby so no choice just wait lor. They told me next few days will have when they restock their broccoli.

How do you harvest your vegetables? U grew them from seeds? Where do u get your seeds from?
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