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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:12 PM

http://www.emotasia.com/wp-content/uploads/cute-animated-japanese-kitten-grey-10.gif I love all your plants! They are amazing! May I ask where do you get the avocado seed?
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:21 PM

NTUC haha. Btw avocado is good for you. Mix it with gula melaka and it will taste delicious. Another way is to add honey and milk and blend together. After this, you will left with the seed. :)/>
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:40 PM

Another project on top of my aquarium. Trying out some lettuce and see.

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Someone pass me a pandan and i try to see if can grow on top of my aquarium. Some of the leaves dried up so not sure if can survive. Pandan has never been easy for me. I also tried to regrow some cut vegetable but guess they are a goner.

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 02:01 PM

Are you using grow lights for the plants on top of your aquarium?
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 03:03 PM

I dun think it is a grow light. I think the real grow light is in the spectrum of red and blue. This light is actually used for planted tank but i use it to admire my fishes. I do not really need such a strong light as there is algae growing in my tank. I guess this project will help to optimise the use of the light rays and also filter off some of it for the tank. I am not too sure how the vegetable will turn out to be, time will tell i guess.
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 04:34 PM

I see! May I ask if it is the brown or green avocado?
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 04:39 PM

They are the same, green mean haben ripe yet, brown mean ready to eat. Better to buy green one when you do not intend to eat immediately. When it becomes brown and slightly soft, it is ready for consumption.
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Posted 16 October 2014 - 09:40 AM

My vegetable plot getting more lush

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Dragonfruit seedling, still can see the tissue paper.

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trying to grow some cucumber, can see some seeds start to sprout

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My neighbour blue pea flower plant, growing fast and lush from a small plant.

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 09:49 AM

Kangkong with the roots.

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New home for them

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New project in place of the kang kong. Let see if the seed will germinate.

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 01:34 PM

Nice gardens!
Good idea to grow kang kong on top of the aquarium. They really loves water. Next time I eat kang kong, I will probably tie a few strand of stems on top of the aquarium too.

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 03:36 PM

Thanks!

Ya, can also help to suck the nutrient from your aquarium too. The only problem is the lack of space. I dun think the amount of kang kong i grow is enough to feed me haha
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Posted 16 October 2014 - 05:14 PM

I think the amount of kangkong you have grown is enough to cook only a very very small dish, lol. Now in my latest project, I am sitting some head of butterhead lettuce for them to grow roots (bought from supermart). Will probably float them in my aquarium using some styrofoam. The lights from all the T5 bulbs in my aquarium should be sufficient to grow some nice vegetables.

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:20 AM

Ya, probably just use as salad for myself. I dun think my family will accept food from my aquarium cause of fish poop haha.

If yours is not a planted tank, why not. You do not need so bright light to admire your fishes. You may want to monitor the roots and see if they are growing well. White roots will be desired.
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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:18 AM

View PostJesse, on 17 October 2014 - 09:20 AM, said:

Ya, probably just use as salad for myself. I dun think my family will accept food from my aquarium cause of fish poop haha.

If yours is not a planted tank, why not. You do not need so bright light to admire your fishes. You may want to monitor the roots and see if they are growing well. White roots will be desired.


Nothing wrong with eating veg grown from any kind of poop, especially fish poop. In fact, most of the veg we buy are grown in poops, but the less known, the better. But in an aquarium, don't think the plants get enough nutrient esp if you do lots of water changes very frequently without dosing. Will look with anticipation how your nai bai are doing in the aquarium.
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Posted 17 October 2014 - 12:31 PM

yap when we buy vege we dun see so dun really bother. when we plant on aquarium and we can see the fish poop, many will feel disgusted. At least we know what we are eating whereas outside vege, we really dunno what they have added in them.

i a lazy person, dun change water so frequently. Sometimes will use aquarium water to water the plants and then top up.

Will update on the nai pai, maybe i see it everyday, doesnt seem to grow any bigger.
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Posted 07 November 2014 - 09:24 AM

Some updates on the community garden


Pumpkin getting bigger and starting to invade around, their vine start to hook onto my vegetable. Now using some sticks to hold them up.

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My puny plot of nai bai, already harvest them. Crunchy and sweet. Harvest some kang kong and pass to my neighbour.

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 09:33 AM

The nai bai in my aquarium was a disaster, partly also my fault. The water evaporation is too fast and the water level came down, causing the vege to be deprived of water. Got myself a board to redo the setup again. This time i will test all using lettuce.

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 09:40 AM

If you see the first few posts, this is the basil that grow quite well using the recycled bottle.

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Huat la haha, the shoots are growing fast from the sweet potato. i intend to use new shoots to plant in the community garden.

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Any idea this type of variant the leaves can be eaten? i heard about horrible story the sweet potato will attract worms in soil, is this true?
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Posted 07 November 2014 - 03:05 PM

View PostJesse, on 07 November 2014 - 09:40 AM, said:

i heard about horrible story the sweet potato will attract worms in soil, is this true?


I read somewhere in this forum too, that says sweet potato need cool environment to be able to grow otherwise will cause root to rot in soil!
So, just a couple minutes ago, saw 2 of my Honey Sweet Potatoes (bought from NTUC last week) started to sprout, which I believe it cannot be eaten, so just binned it :hysterical:/>/>

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 03:37 PM

View PostLimSan, on 07 November 2014 - 03:05 PM, said:

I read somewhere in this forum too, that says sweet potato need cool environment to be able to grow otherwise will cause root to rot in soil!
So, just a couple minutes ago, saw 2 of my Honey Sweet Potatoes (bought from NTUC last week) started to sprout, which I believe it cannot be eaten, so just binned it :hysterical:/>/>/>

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/aziphone122_zpsf10f8f18.jpg


I thought sweet potato can thrive in our weather but not potato.

i thought it only applies to potato for the toxin and not sweet potato?
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