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sandhya
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June 27, 2014 - 4:10 pm
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hi all,
saw couple of posts, read few posts ,was always interested in growing plants, but some how never could fulfill that wish.
After browsing this site from few days ,finally made up mind to go today and purchase the things needed,

Now after we moved in to a independent house in tarnaka, we have a terrace wide open, so my interest to start planting again started.
Please suggest , as per the sowing chart i can start now right.
first i would like to know what size pots should we take for growing leafy vegetables,
and if i plan to have 10 pots , how much soil should i use, planning to visit the store to buy seeds, so along witth the red soil, what other things should i mix in soil in the pots and the ratio , how many seeds shuld we put in each pot.
is there any specific shop in hyderguda i can go to?

sorri if i am having so many q's, bcz i really dont want to stop from growing plants this time,

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June 30, 2014 - 1:13 pm
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Hi,

Welcome to the site and you can start sowing as per the sowing chart. Most of the vegetables can be successfully grown using a pot of volume 10-15 litres. bigger volumes for bigger plants like tomato, brinjal etc.

it is very difficult to tell how much soil since we dont know how it is sold in your area. It is easier to use volumes for calculation since it will be the same regardless of the type of media used.

big plants only one plant per pot, you can sow two ro more and retain only one if all of them germinate.

small plants you can put 4-5 plants. like beans etc.

good luck

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Hi,

Welcome to the site and you can start sowing as per the sowing chart. Most of the vegetables can be successfully grown using a pot of volume 10-15 litres. bigger volumes for bigger plants like tomato, brinjal etc.

it is very difficult to tell how much soil since we dont know how it is sold in your area. It is easier to use volumes for calculation since it will be the same regardless of the type of media used.

big plants only one plant per pot, you can sow two ro more and retain only one if all of them germinate.

small plants you can put 4-5 plants. like beans etc.

good luck

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June 30, 2014 - 8:19 pm
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hi thanks for responding .
should i use the seeding trays first instead of pots to sow the seeds and then move them to pots?
i am planning on growing spinach, corinder, mint first only greens :)
can i get the seeds and the trays online with the soil needed in trays to start off
then i can go find shop in hyderaguda
thanks
sandhya

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Srikanth
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July 1, 2014 - 7:48 pm
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You can directly sow Spinach and Corriander. For mint, plant some thick store/supermarket bought mint directly into the soil. You can remove all the leaves except for those at the top and plant in such a way that only the top of the mint sprig is above the soil. Plant as many such sprigs as your pot can accommodate. You can thin them later.

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July 3, 2014 - 3:28 pm
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hi srikanth,
where can i get the spinach seeds in hyderabad?
i put some dhaniya seeds in soil in one of the pots i have.

also can we tell me about the seedling tray and what is put in that tray -red soil ?
sandhya

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Hi Sandhya,

As you stay at Tarnaka, why don't you visit CSA (Center for Sustainable Argiculture) at Tarnaka. Their website is: http://www.csa-india.org/. It is an NGO. They do provide lot of guidance. You should be able to get most of the seeds and material from them. If not, they can guide you in sourcing the material.

Please do drop a note if you still need help.

-Srikanth

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