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Curry Leaf Plant (karepaku) in plastic bucket?
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Srinivas
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July 24, 2013 - 5:05 pm
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Hi! I have some space on our rooftop and am trying to grow some plants. I'm thinking of growing a curry leaf plant (karepaku in Telugu) in a plastic bucket - dimensions: about 12 inches diameter at the top, 10 inches diameter bottom and about 12 inches tall. Has anyone attempted this? Will the space in the bucket be enough? From what I've seen, this plant, fully grown, stands about 6 - 10 feet tall. What if, by rigorous cutting, I limit it to about 3 - 4 feet? Would that produce enough branches/leaves for my mother to use in her cooking all year round? Will it harm the plant? 

 

Any input greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Srinivas

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Sudhir Nair
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If possible implement the same idea you have in your mind but with 2 pots instead of one so that you can simultaneously harvest both and will not affect growith of the leaves.All the best.

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Srinivas
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Thanks Sudhir, that's a good idea. Two shortish plants instead of one tall plant = same amount of leaves available for picking. And less stress for the plants.

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July 30, 2013 - 9:51 am

Hi I have a curry plant in my balcony, but sada bahar has started to grow in the same pot from the near by pot, what shall I do. There are a lot of sada bahar roots in kadi patta pot.
Help....

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Sudhir Nair
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HI chayan. Remove all plants from a pot except the one which you wish to grow.

You can also change your Curry leaf pot away from sada bahar plant so that when the wind/air  blows the seeds will not spread around to Curry leaf pot.

Alternatively cover your Curry leaf pot with lots of dry matter like leaves,coconut fibre or grass and water them,thereby providing thick mulch which will discourage other plants from growing as well as retain moisture in your pot.So next time when you find a sada bahar plant growing in your Curry leaf pot all you have to do is uproot it and put it there so that when they decay it will become manure for your Curry leaf pot.Do try this and let us know the result.

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July 30, 2013 - 5:57 pm

Thank You so much Sudhir Laugh

Well i have already uprooted all the sada bahar plants from the pot but i am afraid that if i continue with the same soil it will again give rise to sada bahar only.
Can you tell me some cheap way to start a fresh over the sada bahar plant.
You know my mom already scolded me about uprooting the sada bahar plants from the pot(She said they were fine)

Tell me some way in which i can grow the plant by staying at home only(i mean not going to the nursery) , by the way i have a park in front of my house so soil is not a problem if u tell me which kind of soil.
For fertilizer i think crushed egg shell would be the best(source :internetLaugh). 

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Sudhir Nair
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Thick mulch which will discourage other plants from growing in your curry leaf pot.You can always grow sadabahar anywhere else.When I said uproot them from your curry leaf pot it is to ensure that 1 plant gets maximum nutrition and roots can take the entire space in that pot.If you don't want your moms scolding then listen to her because she is your boss.
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Sad bahar dose not need any specific nutrition as such grow as much as you want .Also have white and pink flower variety and any other variety -they provide a visual treat along with rose,chetti flowers - You knw red,pink,white etc.

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