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grasshopper
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December 26, 2012 - 8:37 pm

Hello Everyone,

 

Very happy to have found a blog dedicated for gardening.

 

My first experiment was with growing wheatgrass few weeks back. Very simple but had a very good feeling from growing something on my own.

 

I was amazed to see the grass coming out of the seed (I know it’s very basic and everyone knows that the plan comes from a seed) but somehow I was very very excited Laugh

I am continuing to grow wheatgrass. I have decided to grow some of the vegetables I use in my morning vegetable juice (Curry leaves, Coriander, Tomato, Cucumber, Beet root and ridge guard) and some of the vegetables I love (Chilly, Spinach and Lemon)

 

I have seen the post on growing Naga Bhut Jolokia and I hope one day I will grow this in my small balcony garden.

 

I have 10 x 10 feet balcony which is hardly used that I can use for my new stint with nature.

 

My Christmas shopping:

10 units (10 ltrs) of rectangular potting buckets with trays for INR 1000.00

1Ltr pressure sprayer for INR 160.00

Seeds: Ridge guard, lemon, Coriander, Chilly, Cucumber, Tomato and Spinach for INR 10.00 each

1 packet of Organic Manure picked up from a nursery for INR 60.00 (I believe this is what everyone calls compost)

1 packet of Microteck Captain Micronutrient fertilizer (really don’t know what this is used for) for INR 70.00

1 100ml bottle of Microteck Kick liquid nutrient for INR 70.00

 

I have bought this from a store in Hyderguda near Bahar café but not sure how genuine these guys are.

 

Don’t feel like troubling everyone in my first post but will be glad if anyone can help me with below.

  1. Any tried and tested genuine seller for Panchagayva near Manikonda/Gachibowli area or anywhere in Hyderabad.
  2. I have one packet of some organic manure and micronutrient fertilizer. In what proportion should I mix the soil and manure
  3. Why does everyone plan the seeds in a small pot and then transfer to the big pot. Why can’t we directly plant the seed in a big pot.

 Thanks GG for starting the blog and best of luck to everyone Cool

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December 26, 2012 - 11:26 pm
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hi,

 i m also a beginner. i started with only two sapplings only. i m doing decompost in home for past 2 months from my kitchen waste. i have to wait for another one month for complete manure.

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December 27, 2012 - 8:49 am
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grasshopper said:

Hello Everyone,

 

Very happy to have found a blog dedicated for gardening.

 

My first experiment was with growing wheatgrass few weeks back. Very simple but had a very good feeling from growing something on my own.

 

I was amazed to see the grass coming out of the seed (I know it’s very basic and everyone knows that the plan comes from a seed) but somehow I was very very excited Laugh

I am continuing to grow wheatgrass. I have decided to grow some of the vegetables I use in my morning vegetable juice (Curry leaves, Coriander, Tomato, Cucumber, Beet root and ridge guard) and some of the vegetables I love (Chilly, Spinach and Lemon)

 

I have seen the post on growing Naga Bhut Jolokia and I hope one day I will grow this in my small balcony garden.

 

I have 10 x 10 feet balcony which is hardly used that I can use for my new stint with nature.

 

My Christmas shopping:

10 units (10 ltrs) of rectangular potting buckets with trays for INR 1000.00

1Ltr pressure sprayer for INR 160.00

Seeds: Ridge guard, lemon, Coriander, Chilly, Cucumber, Tomato and Spinach for INR 10.00 each

1 packet of Organic Manure picked up from a nursery for INR 60.00 (I believe this is what everyone calls compost)

1 packet of Microteck Captain Micronutrient fertilizer (really don’t know what this is used for) for INR 70.00

1 100ml bottle of Microteck Kick liquid nutrient for INR 70.00

 

I have bought this from a store in Hyderguda near Bahar café but not sure how genuine these guys are.

 

Don’t feel like troubling everyone in my first post but will be glad if anyone can help me with below.

  1. Any tried and tested genuine seller for Panchagayva near Manikonda/Gachibowli area or anywhere in Hyderabad.
  2. I have one packet of some organic manure and micronutrient fertilizer. In what proportion should I mix the soil and manure
  3. Why does everyone plan the seeds in a small pot and then transfer to the big pot. Why can’t we directly plant the seed in a big pot.

 Thanks GG for starting the blog and best of luck to everyone Cool

 

Welcome aboard!!! First advice: Check the sowing chart (http://geekgardener.in/sowing-chart/) before you start sowing seeds.

I generally suggest 1:1:1 ratio of Soil: Cocopeat : Manure (Manure - mix of vermicompost, store bought organic manure, cow manure (well rotted cow dung that should smell earthy))

You can directly sow in a big pot if you want to. Generally transplanting is suggested for the following reasons.

  • Easy to control weeds during the initial growth stage 
  • Select the strong seedlings to transplant
  • Easy to provide the right environment for germination (shaded etc)
  • Needs less time to water if you use a pro-tray. It takes a few seconds to water 40 seedlings in a tray vs watering 40 pots.
  • You can use the 40 pots for one month to grow short term crops such as Fenugreek and Wheatgrass thus making optimum use of space and resources.

Depending on the type of compost you bought you would need anywhere from a handful to 1/2 kg. I generally add a lot more than what is required so that I do not have to bother about adding compost for couple of months.

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Srikanth

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December 27, 2012 - 9:28 am

Thanks a lot Srikanth. I guess I can do the mixing today Yell and best of luck Sadhana.

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January 6, 2013 - 8:55 am

Team GG,

 

Need some help.

 

Right watering: How much water is right. I have four 10ltrs Pots and 2 Small 10x15 wheatgrass trays and one seeding tray with 30 small seeding containers full. I am using 1ltr water once everyday for last two three days and want to know if that is sufficient or shall I water it twice with 1ltr.

 

What to mix in water: I am currently using an organic liquid nutrient called Kick. I am not sure how effective it is. is it sufficient or shall I use something else. I saw on GG everyone talk about hydroponic nutrient but how do i make it. Could not find it in the blog or may be I missed it 🙂

 

Ridge gourd: I have planted some seeds in the seeding tray but looks like the seeding tray might be small for ridge gourd. can I move it to the other big tray or plant new seeds directly in a big tray.

 

Thanks,

Badam

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