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#41 User is offline   furret 

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:56 PM

View Poststhh, on 09 March 2015 - 08:55 PM, said:

Wow, your strawberry plant sucker has grown up and flowering lots? Do take a picture!!! Any fruits from it?

Not fruits yet,just added from high K fert and hoping that would allow it to set fruit,wish me good luck! Haha
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Posted 09 March 2015 - 09:02 PM

View Postfurret, on 09 March 2015 - 08:56 PM, said:

Not fruits yet,just added from high K fert and hoping that would allow it to set fruit,wish me good luck! Haha

Wooo.... yes yes hope you get fruits and share your seeds too :P/>
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:25 AM

View Poststhh, on 09 March 2015 - 06:51 PM, said:

They will start developing runners soon, and then you will have a lots of strawberry plants. I snip off runners all the time.

These NZ batch are still very small as I did not give them enough room to grow (they maybe very sad to have me tending to them lol) , may still have to wait for months before can feel the excitement of having runners from them or luxury to snip off their runners :hysterical:/>

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:15 PM

After succeeding in germinating the NZ Strawberry (from supermarket) from fresh seeds, and it had survive till today (105 days old) under my "limited resources", the challenge now is to see if it can continue to grow well till maturity. Am curious to find out if it will set flower hence fruit (as suspected earlier that they could be sterile!).

So, with greater confidence, I've decided to get the Horti Temptation Strawberry seeds to grow along with the NZ strawberry, pining hope that it will set fruit later. So far, it is doing well in pot soil. Despite it is only 65 days old, it is more than 3 times the size of the NZ one. Having said, it could be the large pot size that allow the root to grow hence it's size.

Wish me luck in grow them well!

Here is its growing development:

Day 01 : 7 Jan 2015
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/Picture3_zpsuru3dbry.jpg

Day 15 : 21 Jan 2015
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20150121_zpsmrbubevu.jpg

Day 35 : 10 Feb 2015
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/20150210_zpslhjfkjof.jpg

Day 65 : 12 Mar 2015
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/March%2012%202015%2094236%20PM_zpsj5a8syfd.jpg

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 09:00 PM

What a way for my family to welcome me back from a 3D2N camp, a tray of dried strawberry seedlings... They where germinated in a seashell on cotton wool... its bone dry, soo dry that the cotton is able to be removed and fluffed up. :(/> all efforts wasted.
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:59 PM

View Postfurret, on 16 March 2015 - 09:00 PM, said:

What a way for my family to welcome me back from a 3D2N camp, a tray of dried strawberry seedlings... They where germinated in a seashell on cotton wool... its bone dry, soo dry that the cotton is able to be removed and fluffed up. :(/>/> all efforts wasted.

Omy!! :o/>
Are those special bred strawberries seedlings?
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:22 PM

View Postfurret, on 16 March 2015 - 09:00 PM, said:

What a way for my family to welcome me back from a 3D2N camp, a tray of dried strawberry seedlings... They where germinated in a seashell on cotton wool... its bone dry, soo dry that the cotton is able to be removed and fluffed up. :(/>/>/> all efforts wasted.


Is your flowering taiwan strawberry plant ok? The weather is very hot nowadays, even my hydroponic pepper plants (which drinks very little) has finished all the nutrient solution in it's container, so it is very easy for plants to dry out.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:54 PM

View Poststhh, on 17 March 2015 - 02:22 PM, said:

Is your flowering taiwan strawberry plant ok? The weather is very hot nowadays, even my hydroponic pepper plants (which drinks very little) has finished all the nutrient solution in it's container, so it is very easy for plants to dry out.

Yeah the flowing strawberry plant is alright, my mum remembered to water that, apparently its because she had totally forgoten the existence of those strawberry seedlings... :(/>
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Posted 04 April 2015 - 07:37 PM

Hey LimSan, can I know how you take care of the strawberry plant? Tried the horti strawberry seeds too but it's been 3 months and my seedlings still look so small despite having 4 true leaves. 😖 can you give me some advice on how to grow them?
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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:10 PM

View Poststhh, on 17 March 2015 - 02:22 PM, said:

Is your flowering taiwan strawberry plant ok? The weather is very hot nowadays, even my hydroponic pepper plants (which drinks very little) has finished all the nutrient solution in it's container, so it is very easy for plants to dry out.


I do not plant any hydroponic plants in a container less than 10 litres eg a pail or bucket with a lid, as the plants take up a lot of the nutrients very quickly which in turn heats up the nutrients which in turn raises the PH and also the EC as the nutrients dissipate the concentration rises.
I hope you don't mind me jumping in on this conversation.
The photo is of my 8 strawberry plants ( 4 plants each side) with an old fish tank as a reservoir, which keeps cool and the nutrients are very slow to go down.
PS we have had lots of storms and temperatures in the 30's
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m23/kangaroo9/Hydroponics/20150403_1526361_zpsonpjhcif.jpg

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 03:42 PM

View Postreeseamirez, on 04 April 2015 - 07:37 PM, said:

Hey LimSan, can I know how you take care of the strawberry plant? Tried the horti strawberry seeds too but it's been 3 months and my seedlings still look so small despite having 4 true leaves. ������ can you give me some advice on how to grow them?

The Horti Strawberry seed was planted in the peat moss jiff-block that sat on the pot of soil (IBE + top soil) which place at my balcony that accessible only to indirect sunlight. I only water the soil part that below the stem (not the stem nor leave), without any fertilizer so far. The large amount of soil space beneath allows the root to grow and hence grow faster than my NZ ones. I noticed earlier that the root has already reaches the bottom of the pot :unsure:/>

As at today, Day 88 (huat-huat arrr..)
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/05%20April%202015%20131005_zpsqqjwvsv0.jpg

And one thing I've noticed earlier, there are few runners (already grown with little roots on it) but are so short away from the main-stem! It is unlike those that I've seen with long runners that enable propagation!! :hitmyself:/>
Nonetheless, one plus point on this is that it is not messy (yet!!) so far :lol:/>
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/ShortRunners_zps5jfwhgs8.jpg

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 03:54 PM

View PostRobert1943, on 04 April 2015 - 08:10 PM, said:

I do not plant any hydroponic plants in a container less than 10 litres eg a pail or bucket with a lid, as the plants take up a lot of the nutrients very quickly which in turn heats up the nutrients which in turn raises the PH and also the EC as the nutrients dissipate the concentration rises.
I hope you don't mind me jumping in on this conversation.
The photo is of my 8 strawberry plants ( 4 plants each side) with an old fish tank as a reservoir, which keeps cool and the nutrients are very slow to go down.
PS we have had lots of storms and temperatures in the 30's
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m23/kangaroo9/Hydroponics/20150403_1526361_zpsonpjhcif.jpg


Your hydroponic strawberry plants enjoy sun-tanning outside the tank while having their root immerse in the huge cooling spa inside. :hysterical:/> I can see that they are in full-efficient growing condition..

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 07:25 PM

View PostLimSan, on 05 April 2015 - 03:54 PM, said:

Your hydroponic strawberry plants enjoy sun-tanning outside the tank while having their root immerse in the huge cooling spa inside. :hysterical:/>/> I can see that they are in full-efficient growing condition..



Thanks lim San
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Posted 09 April 2015 - 09:54 PM

I'm trying out the experiment of using the DIY Hydroponic growing bottle (DIY from recycle plastic mineral water bottle) to grow crops, one Horti Strawberry Temptation seed was sown with it on 17 March 2015.

Here is its growth development, with the wool extended into the bottle.

Day 01 : 17 March 2015
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/V1-B%2019%20March%202015%20121514%20PM_zpsyw4n5dnr.jpg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/Day%2023a_zpsn970wirw.jpg

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:12 PM

View PostLimSan, on 05 April 2015 - 03:42 PM, said:

The Horti Strawberry seed was planted in the peat moss jiff-block that sat on the pot of soil (IBE + top soil) which place at my balcony that accessible only to indirect sunlight. I only water the soil part that below the stem (not the stem nor leave), without any fertilizer so far. The large amount of soil space beneath allows the root to grow and hence grow faster than my NZ ones. I noticed earlier that the root has already reaches the bottom of the pot :unsure:/>

As at today, Day 88 (huat-huat arrr..)
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/05%20April%202015%20131005_zpsqqjwvsv0.jpg

And one thing I've noticed earlier, there are few runners (already grown with little roots on it) but are so short away from the main-stem! It is unlike those that I've seen with long runners that enable propagation!! :hitmyself:/>
Nonetheless, one plus point on this is that it is not messy (yet!!) so far :lol:/>/>
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/ShortRunners_zps5jfwhgs8.jpg


Woohoo... this strawberry has finally flower!! Just spotted 2 flowers: one clamped in between the leaves stalk :unsure:/> ; while the other grow a new bud on its stalk!

Could it possibly a runner? Hope it is so I can propagate it later :hysterical:/>

Also, anyone know how long would a strawberry flower last before it become fruit?

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/Day%20135_zpsp9jqmdbv.jpg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/May%2021%202015%2052527%20PM_zpsotifstj3.jpg
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 10:06 PM

View PostLimSan, on 21 May 2015 - 08:12 PM, said:

Woohoo... this strawberry has finally flower!! Just spotted 2 flowers: one clamped in between the leaves stalk :unsure:/>/> ; while the other grow a new bud on its stalk!

Could it possibly a runner? Hope it is so I can propagate it later :hysterical:/>/>

Also, anyone know how long would a strawberry flower last before it become fruit?

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/Day%20135_zpsp9jqmdbv.jpg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/May%2021%202015%2052527%20PM_zpsotifstj3.jpg

You have to experiment with the pollination time
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 10:09 PM

View Postfurret, on 21 May 2015 - 10:06 PM, said:

You have to experiment with the pollination time


Erm sorry, I have no idea what is "pollination time", mind to enlighten me?
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Posted 22 May 2015 - 09:07 AM

Very nice!!! I hope they fruit for you soon. Are they getting air con?
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Posted 22 May 2015 - 11:52 AM

View Poststhh, on 22 May 2015 - 09:07 AM, said:

Very nice!!! I hope they fruit for you soon. Are they getting air con?

Thanks!
Not sure if the super warm weather cause it to bloom though. Not in air con at all :hysterical:/>
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Posted 22 May 2015 - 02:08 PM

Hi Lim San,

what is IBE?

I also bought a packet of Horti Strawberry Temptation seed but hesitant to plant them, still unopened packet.
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