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Posted 09 October 2014 - 11:08 AM

Haha, so funny! My mum's more Chinese style of cooking.. Something's fishy? Use lots & lots of ginger!! Keke
Will def try yur way if I am blessed w bountiful harvest of basil.. :)/>
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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:29 AM

17 Oct 2014 updates:
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Wrightia Religiosa 'Shui Mei' / Water Jasmine :


Took a cutting from the mother plant Aug14 & it took abt 1 mth to root! http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/closedeyes.gif
Potted in Sep14 & it's growing flowers! http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif Too bad it's those single petal ones & no fragrance. Loved those multi-petaled Jasmine which smells great. Like those folks use for making flower necklaces for praying purposes.

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Miniature Rose:

My impulse buy http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif Went to WF to get some pots & soil & couldn't resist this beautiful rose plant. Many nice plants at WF nw. Anyone int to stock up should go take a look. Hmmm....Lavender, cactus, VFT perhaps?? http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif



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Portulaca:

Could nvr get a pict with all my portulaca blooming on the same day. Cos they r in containers & i only have 1-2 plants each color. Need to wait awhile longer b4 i can try grow new plants from stem cuttings. Super loved the diff colors. Drooling over some of the different varieties I see on the net.

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:32 AM

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Cinnamon Basil & Cherry Tomato seedlings:
1st set of true leaves! http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

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English Lavender seedling:
My poor lone ranger from a total of 30 seeds. Super sadz. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif
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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:52 AM

Hey green pixie

Some pretty plants you got there. Just a tip, when you plant portulacas, if you want all to flower at the same time and uniformly, plant cuttings with a uniform distance between each other, say 5cm, and then the cuttings must be of the same length too, so they'll grow lile practically the same and flower too.

At least thats what I did lol.

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:53 PM

View Postglenn tan, on 17 October 2014 - 10:52 AM, said:

Hey green pixie

Some pretty plants you got there. Just a tip, when you plant portulacas, if you want all to flower at the same time and uniformly, plant cuttings with a uniform distance between each other, say 5cm, and then the cuttings must be of the same length too, so they'll grow lile practically the same and flower too.

At least thats what I did lol.

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Thanks Glenn! Wl try that when my Portulaca gets bigger http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/flowers.gif

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:04 PM

24 Oct 2014 updates:
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Mum said to me: " If u were to plant stuff, might as well plant something "useful" to me???!!!" faintz.
So me being the gd gal took 2 red onions & "plob" them into soil. Guess what? They sprouted so easily! http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif

Spring Onions for my mum's kitchen. Now have to go figure out when to harvest keke

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Last Pict shows how they look after 1 week.

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 09:56 PM

View PostGreenPixie, on 24 October 2014 - 05:04 PM, said:

24 Oct 2014 updates:
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Mum said to me: " If u were to plant stuff, might as well plant some "useful" to me???!!!" faintz.
So me being the gd gal took 2 red onions & "plob" them into soil. Guess what? They sprouted so easily! http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif

Spring Onions for my mum's kitchen. Now have to go figure out when to harvest keke

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3950/15588851965_ac8da6b733_n.jpg https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15597706921_73c0447485_n.jpg https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5608/15614060945_7dd6a5b235_n.jpg
Last Pict shows they look after 1 week.


Keep us posted on your progress with your onions!

Hope you have better luck than me! My onions sprouted then melted! :(/>

But my Malaysian spring onions are doing better though. Now when I buy veggies at the supermart, I try to buy Malaysian ones in the hope they can be re-grown in Sg.
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 10:29 PM

View Postkeff, on 24 October 2014 - 09:56 PM, said:

Keep us posted on your progress with your onions!

Hope you have better luck than me! My onions sprouted then melted! :(/>/>

But my Malaysian spring onions are doing better though. Now when I buy veggies at the supermart, I try to buy Malaysian ones in the hope they can be re-grown in Sg.


Melted??!! 😱 how did that happen? Soil too wet?

Keff, u grow onions for the spring onion or for more onions? Managed to harvest them alr? Googled & 1 website Sugg can harvest when the leaves abt 6 inches.. Nw they r abt 3 inches.. So I guess anytime soon..
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 10:38 PM

View PostGreenPixie, on 24 October 2014 - 10:29 PM, said:

Melted??!! 😱 how did that happen? Soil too wet?

Keff, u grow onions for the spring onion or for more onions? Managed to harvest them alr? Googled & 1 website Sugg can harvest when the leaves abt 6 inches.. Nw they r abt 3 inches.. So I guess anytime soon..


Those that melted were those big bulbs you buy in the market. Some started to sprout and I put them in compost. They grew for a little bit, then died. I think maybe it was too hot for them.

I planted the big bulb onions with some spring onions. The big onions died, but the spring onions survived.

For the spring onions, I ate the green parts, and left the smallish bulb intact. I planted the bulbs and they split into daughter plants and are growing slowly. I discovered they respond to more fertilising. I haven't harvested more leaves yet as I want the plants to be stronger and able to lose some leaves without affecting them too badly. Maybe if they get big enough I might try harvesting the bulbs. I doubt if they will grow larger than shallots tho.
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:01 AM

You balcony seems to have a lot of sun.

Where did you get the Cinnamon Basil seeds?
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Posted 29 October 2014 - 02:00 PM

View Postkeff, on 24 October 2014 - 10:38 PM, said:

Those that melted were those big bulbs you buy in the market. Some started to sprout and I put them in compost. They grew for a little bit, then died. I think maybe it was too hot for them.

I planted the big bulb onions with some spring onions. The big onions died, but the spring onions survived.

For the spring onions, I ate the green parts, and left the smallish bulb intact. I planted the bulbs and they split into daughter plants and are growing slowly. I discovered they respond to more fertilising. I haven't harvested more leaves yet as I want the plants to be stronger and able to lose some leaves without affecting them too badly. Maybe if they get big enough I might try harvesting the bulbs. I doubt if they will grow larger than shallots tho.


Asked my mum where the small red onions were from & she was like "Dunno wor.. India?" http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif
Anyway juz an update on my NOID spring onion plants. They r now longer than my hand!
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Posted 29 October 2014 - 02:10 PM

29 Oct 2014 updates:
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8.5inches @28 Oct 14

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Longer than my hand @29 Oct 14. They can really surprise u & shoot up in 1 night. So time to 'snip snip'. As i wanted to let them continue growing, only snipped about 3 tallest leaves from each plant this morning. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/flowers.gif

Miniature Rose plant:
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Snipped off all 4 roses for deco at hm the day after I got it fr WF. Fertilized 1 time w coffee grounds & it rewarded me w a new bud tdy. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif
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Posted 29 October 2014 - 02:14 PM

View PostJesse, on 27 October 2014 - 09:01 AM, said:

You balcony seems to have a lot of sun.

Where did you get the Cinnamon Basil seeds?


Hi Jesse,
my balcony is super sunny but nothing to rave abt. It's mostly West sun in the WEST. Double whammy. Still, I am stubborn enuff to keep trying haha. For the Cinn. seeds- a fellow member was kind enuff to exchg w me. I'm out at the moment. Wl let u know if I come across it agn. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif
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Posted 29 October 2014 - 02:23 PM

View PostGreenPixie, on 17 October 2014 - 10:32 AM, said:

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English Lavender seedling:
My poor lone ranger from a total of 30 seeds. Super sadz. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif


Lone Ranger @16 days:
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But, 1 happy news is that it is no longer alone. 4 other seeds germinated! Funny thing is they r all in diff pots. Sigh, dun like to have friends?
So I nw have a family of 5. (1 mayb can't make it cos' it got sunburnt when I wasn't hm 1 day) http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif
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Posted 31 October 2014 - 01:34 PM

View PostGreenPixie, on 29 October 2014 - 02:14 PM, said:

Hi Jesse,
my balcony is super sunny but nothing to rave abt. It's mostly West sun in the WEST. Double whammy. Still, I am stubborn enuff to keep trying haha. For the Cinn. seeds- a fellow member was kind enuff to exchg w me. I'm out at the moment. Wl let u know if I come across it agn. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif


More sun is better than less, that is for me. That is good for you too unless you prefer plants that hate direct sun.

Thanks!
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:13 AM

View PostJesse, on 31 October 2014 - 01:34 PM, said:

More sun is better than less, that is for me. That is good for you too unless you prefer plants that hate direct sun.

Thanks!


Hi Jesse, from what I noticed, afternoon sun actually bakes some of my plants. Sunflowers & orchids take it well but I have to monitor rest of them. 1 of my lavender seedlings got sun burnt & died in the end when I forgot to chk. It's a battle to move the plants bk into the shadier side of my balcony when things get a litt too 'toasty'. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:48 AM

11 Nov 2014 updates:

Miniature Rose plant:
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Mostly shade, Coffee grounds & slight fert seem to satisfy this babe. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif Blooming well & I have another 4 buds currently.
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Sunflower:
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Sunflower B @54days. Looking so much better than its peers despite a weak start. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif Really 'scratch head'. The rest are looking tall & scrawny althoug they get regular fert feeding.
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Spring Onions:
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Starting to look a bit bare due to regular pruning for my mum. She's so happy with it that I was asked to bring hm a leaking basin she has for me to plant more spring onions??!!http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/blush.gif
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Dendrobium Candy Stripe:
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Excited as this is the 1st new spike after I got it from Toh Gdn in Aug14. Was worried that it might not re-flower after the old blooms died. Guess super hot sun is still agreeable with it. Still waiting for Den. Petunia & Van. Hao Xiang Ni to start loving my balcony.
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 06:10 PM

Great to see your seeds sprouting.
So beautiful ;)/>
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Posted 05 December 2014 - 02:07 PM

View Postyoungtiger92, on 11 November 2014 - 06:10 PM, said:

Great to see your seeds sprouting.
So beautiful http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:58 PM

05 Dec 2014 updates:
Pretty sad month http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif Was away for hols for a wk & Sunflower seedlings were all wiped out, not bcos no rainfall but because the wind was too strong. All were bent out of shape or snapped into 2.

Some plants seem to thrive w neglect tho. Came bk to see my Miniature Rose & Orchid flowering.

Miniature Rose plant:

Did 3 cuttings from the mother plant but only managed to root 1 of them. Repotted it & realized it's budding http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif
2nd pict shows the mother plant in the top half of pict.

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Dendrobium Candy Stripe:
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Happy day cos' there's so many buds on spike. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/wub.gif So pretty.

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