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Hydroponic Mint Plant Using Horti Seeds

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:58 PM

Things which I have gathered...
1) Clay Balls - $3 from Giant HyperMart, $5 from World Farm, $5 from Pasar Malam
2) Sponge - $3 from Aquarium shop
3) Mint Seeds - $1.70 from Giant HyperMart
5) Epsom Salt - $5.80 from Guardian Pharmacies
6) NPK (6:6:6) Fertiliser - $2 from Daiso
7) SeaChem Flourish (Trace Elements) - $12 from Fresh 'n' Marine
8) Daiso Shoe Container & Basket - $4 from Daiso
9) Alot of Water
10) Alot of Hope

Took them more than 2 weeks to sprout.

27 December 2014

Transferred one of them to the hydroponic setup
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7 January 2015
It survived the transplant.
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Seems like the one in the hydroponic set-up grow bigger than the ones in the soil.
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May I ask when should I transfer to a individual net pot?

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:45 PM

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 11:56 AM

15 January 2015 - 1 Month

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:40 AM

Updates!

22 January 2015 - Almost 2 months old
The roots are not growing into the solution. I do not understand how it manage to survive, as I have reduced the water level for its neighboring plant, Okra.
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I think I have totally given up hope on soil plants. =_=
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 12:39 PM

Your mint in hydroponics is growing very well. Did you use the normal strength solution for greens? One of my rooted cutting developed brown tips and keeled over. I have remove another rooted cutting from the system and transplanted it to soil and hopefully, it can grow bigger for me to take cuttings and experiment with hydroponics again. Look forward to your updates.
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 12:51 PM

View PostGraceS, on 23 January 2015 - 12:39 PM, said:

Your mint in hydroponics is growing very well. Did you use the normal strength solution for greens? One of my rooted cutting developed brown tips and keeled over. I have remove another rooted cutting from the system and transplanted it to soil and hopefully, it can grow bigger for me to take cuttings and experiment with hydroponics again. Look forward to your updates.


Brown tips at the leaves? Could be sign of too much fertiliser.
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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:29 AM

25 January 2015 - 2 months old
Decided to transfer the mint plant to an individual net pot but the roots has already tangled with the tomato roots. :glare:/>
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/CatNipLover/WP_20150125_040_zps668767f4.jpg


There are two extra stems!
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/CatNipLover/mintroots_zps3d7c2bde.jpg


Hi Grace & sthh!

Yes, I use the same solution as other plants except tomato. For tomato plants, I added one extra pinch of epsom salt and slightly more trace solution. Does your mint roots look something like this?

I wanted to ask you guys what are those extra two stems growing near the roots! Are they new stems or roots? Can I cut them and replant?

The mint leaves really smell like mentos! My cat will roll about on the floor when I rub it on her nose.
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Posted 26 January 2015 - 04:50 PM

View PostCatNipLover, on 26 January 2015 - 11:29 AM, said:

25 January 2015 - 2 months old
Decided to transfer the mint plant to an individual net pot but the roots has already tangled with the tomato roots. :glare:/>/>
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/CatNipLover/WP_20150125_040_zps668767f4.jpg


There are two extra stems!
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/CatNipLover/mintroots_zps3d7c2bde.jpg


Hi Grace & sthh!

Yes, I use the same solution as other plants except tomato. For tomato plants, I added one extra pinch of epsom salt and slightly more trace solution. Does your mint roots look something like this?

I wanted to ask you guys what are those extra two stems growing near the roots! Are they new stems or roots? Can I cut them and replant?

The mint leaves really smell like mentos! My cat will roll about on the floor when I rub it on her nose.


I think those extra stems are from seeds that fail to develop fully.
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Posted 26 January 2015 - 05:48 PM

Mint creeps and sends out runners so it is better to keep it away from your tomato before it strangles it. Is the new growth part of the plant? I would suggest to leave it on and observe.
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Posted 26 January 2015 - 05:54 PM

View Poststhh, on 26 January 2015 - 04:50 PM, said:

I think those extra stems are from seeds that fail to develop fully.


I see! Ow... I keep covering them with more leca balls as I thought they are roots.

View PostGraceS, on 26 January 2015 - 05:48 PM, said:

Mint creeps and sends out runners so it is better to keep it away from your tomato before it strangles it. Is the new growth part of the plant? I would suggest to leave it on and observe.


I see! Yea, I have carefully seperated the roots. The tomato plant is surviving well. Those two stems only appear last week. I am unsure if they are roots or stems. But they should be stems as leaves are growing on them.
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