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endlessmoor
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here  we can post all our problems regarding container gardening

 

here is mine,

 

I'm trying hard to get some good tomatoes out of my 20 ltrs container [:D]

 

but even though my plants are about 3 feet tall ( one in each bucket), i'm not getting any fruit

moreover there are some strange white removable fungus like objects all along the stems, and leaves are getting yellow.

 

the plant is getting sunlight abundantly and also good watering

 

can't find a solution

 

what are the proper fertilising options and potting soil mixture suitable for the container tomato growth?

 

plz solve

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Hi,

 

The best way to get a solution for a problem is to post a picture so that all of us can get a better idea on whats going on. To get good yielding from your tomato plant, add fertilizer.  19-19-19 is a good start. But I would say post a picture first.

 

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tomm first thing i will do is to paste a pic....

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geekgardener said:

Hi,

 

The best way to get a solution for a problem is to post a picture so that all of us can get a better idea on whats going on. To get good yielding from your tomato plant, add fertilizer.  19-19-19 is a good start. But I would say post a picture first.

 

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I am unable to see the pics. Are those albums protected from public? Can you check that?

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i can;t understand the prob, the picassa seems fine

 

can i send these images to ur email id instead?

 

sanjay

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geekgardener said:

I am unable to see the pics. Are those albums protected from public? Can you check that?

geekgardener said:

I am unable to see the pics. Are those albums protected from public? Can you check that?

this is an another try

 

plz have a look

 

https://picasaweb.google.com/112249334629297481869/May192012#5744097029926040290

 

https://picasaweb.google.com/112249334629297481869/May192012#5744096959595319058

 

https://picasaweb.google.com/112249334629297481869/May192012#5744096995424738594

 

https://picasaweb.google.com/112249334629297481869/May192012#5744097080253471298

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sure. send me a mail.

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Ok. Good. Now I am able to see the pics.

 

1. Mealy bugs are there . Use spirit+water in equal parts and dab on them with cotton.

2. Severe nutrient deficiency. What fertilizers do you have?

 

I would start with 19-19-19 first and then go with higher potassium fertilizers. If you are organic, please add good mix of fresh red soil+manure equal parts 1-2inches as top dressing.

 

This should work.

keep us posted.

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dear GG

 

thak you very much for the solution and kind reply.

 

i will follow the steps from today only.

 

i would  also want to know is there any commercial name for 19-19-19 NPK?

 

and how to apply the same for the plant?

 

how long should i use 19-19-19 and with what frequency?

 

thanks in adv

 

sanjay

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inspite of following the instruction of CG, the condition has not improved of the plant, should i put a sunlight restriction? or recycle  the soil and put fresh seeds?

 

also plz suggest me the NPK dosage and in what amount should i  dilute NPK with water?

 

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Before suggesting the next set of steps. I think you need to give the plant some 'time'. Its hardly a week.  One thing that gardening taught me was patience. Regarding NPK, add 2-3 gms per litre of water and water it once a week.

 

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geekgardener said:

Before suggesting the next set of steps. I think you need to give the plant some 'time'. Its hardly a week.  One thing that gardening taught me was patience. Regarding NPK, add 2-3 gms per litre of water and water it once a week.

 

sure will follow that

 

thank you

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Good thread to post my questions on container gardening. 

 

I have sowed some Zinnia and some Double balsam seeds in a seeding tray with only (well rinsed and drained) coco-peat as medium. I used 2 seeds per hole. Placing them 1/2 inch from the top. Watered them mildly and covered them with a transparent sheet and sealed them to retain moisture. I did this on Saturday and on Monday I couldn't resist so peeped to find some seedlings germinate. On Sat and Sunday I kept them in the sun for a few hours. Now I have kept it in a bright area but not in direct sunlight. Its summer hence I am guessing that's helping them germinate quicker. 

 

Now here are my questions – please correct if I am wrong. 

As per GG, now I need to wait till the seedlings germinate well and some leaves appear. As soon as they germinate I need to remove the Plastic covering sheet and slowly introduce them to outer world. Now what does this mean?

- Once I remove the plastic sheet, do I need to keep them indoors with few hours of light/ sunlight ? 

- Or do I need to keep it in light indoors? 

- How long/ tall shall I wait for the seedlings to grow in coco peat medium before I can transplant them? 

- What should be the medium in the container? I will be using plastic pots or plastic containers. Will just coco-peat be enough for the plant to grow? I have well cured cow dung as well as vermi compost. The shop owner told me to use Vermi Compost/ Culture only a handful per pot 12". Not in a 1:1 ratio. 

- I got something call BOOM FLOWER  and some root growth enhancer. Which one do you think I could use and when? 

- After how many days of a transplant and at what plant age shall the fertilizers be added? Is it different for different plants? 

- Should root growth enhancer be used only for grafting? or while planting cuttings? 

- I can't understand N-P-K of different varieties. Does 15-15-15 come in a diff bottle than 20-20-20. Do they come in 1 bottle or 3 bottles? I understand the concentration is 2-3 ml per liter. Sorry, these might appear as noob questions, but don't know anything about fertilizers.

- I have 2 pots of lemongrass, one is doing very well and has developed multiple stalks with many leaves and looks healthier. However, the other is barely growing. Very few leaves and not much growth. A few days back I saw red ants had dug holes from the top. And also found them in the roots. I don't know if they affected the roots or just entered the soil?

 

Please help. 

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Answers inline.

- Once I remove the plastic sheet, do I need to keep them indoors with few hours of light/ sunlight ? 

GG: Keep them in a location where there is bright sun but not direct sun.

 

- How long/ tall shall I wait for the seedlings to grow in coco peat medium before I can transplant them? 

GG:mostly its a month. depends on the plant as well.

- What should be the medium in the container? I will be using plastic pots or plastic containers. Will just coco-peat be enough for the plant to grow? I have well cured cow dung as well as vermi compost. The shop owner told me to use Vermi Compost/ Culture only a handful per pot 12". Not in a 1:1 ratio. 

GG:If you are using cowdung then handful is enough again depends on how good the cow dung manure is. 

- After how many days of a transplant and at what plant age shall the fertilizers be added? Is it different for different plants? 

GG:Weekly feed the plant with fertilizer. it is different but not drastically.

- Should root growth enhancer be used only for grafting? or while planting cuttings? 

GG: You can use it for both. It is mainly for forming of callous tissues which can be become root as well as stem.

- I can't understand N-P-K of different varieties. Does 15-15-15 come in a diff bottle than 20-20-20. Do they come in 1 bottle or 3 bottles? I understand the concentration is 2-3 ml per liter. Sorry, these might appear as noob questions, but don't know anything about fertilizers.

GG:NPK comes in 1 bottle. 15-15-15 is different in concentration than 20-20-20. When you buy these products use as per instruction. Since we here don't have the bottle/we may not be able guide you exactly.

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Thanks GG for the prompt replies. 

Any tips you could give for my lemongrass which isn't growing well? its got the same soil and same growing conditions of temperature water etc. But one is flourishing and other is not. Could red ants really be a culprit?

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