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Gardening in Delhi
November 18, 2010
9:58 am
GK
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HI:

I am a relatively new terrace gardener. Have only succeeded in growing basil and a bit of rocket in pots. Would love some help. What soil mix is good for vegetables? Where would I get it in South Delhi? What are good containers to use and what is the right season for sowing?

Lots of queries as cannot find anyone to guide for terrace container gardening. Read about cocopeat on this site. Where can I get that.? Need step by step guide and some patient soul who will be willing to answer all my questions!

November 18, 2010
11:11 pm
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Hi GK,

 

Welcome to the club. Basil and rocket are good choice. Below  are a few veggies you can try during this time in Delhi:

a) Coriander

b) Lettuce

c) Spinach

d) Radish

e) Strawberries

f) Capsicum

g) Chilli

h) Tomatoes

 

Additionally you can go to what to sow forums and  https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B_dgmMwooSjeZjcwNjBkNDQtYTNjMy00ODA5LTlhY2ItZTE5NzcwZmFjNjAz&hl=en for details.

 

geekgardener.in is a bible, only that you have to look around.

 

All the best for your terrace garden.

 

Happy growing !

UG

November 19, 2010
11:50 am
Satish
New Delhi
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Hi GK:

Just like you I am also a relatively new hobby gardener. For a little longer than a year I have been trying my hand at this great creative pastime in the garden as well as on the terrace. There have been lots of failures but some very satisfying successes particularly after I got hitched to GG's blog. I have also read your comments in the blog regarding container-grown tomatoes. Just like you, adi and Anubhuti I also went through the same problems regardin the sourcing of supplies. I am happy to share with all of you, some information regarding the location of some good suppliers for gardening supplies as given hereunder:

1. Rajdhani Nursery, Jor Bagh Road: All kinds of gardening needs including seedlings and plants.

2. Kitchen Garden Store, Bhogal Road, Bhogal: All kinds of gardening supplies and seedlings.

3. GREENZ, Bhogal Road, Bhogal: All kinds of gardening supplies. They are also the local distributors for Vardhaman Fertilizers.

4. Garden Shop, Anupam Market, IGNOU Road, Saket: All kinds of gardening supplies.

5. Balajee Seed Store, Kapasera Mor (This is quite close to Gurgaon): All kinds of gardening supplies.

There are many others too but these are very good. If you need details of any of these, please do not hesitate to ask. Hope this will solve your problem regarding sourcing of materials. Good Luck in your efforts.Smile

November 24, 2010
1:57 pm
Revathi
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Hi Delhi gardeners


I am Revathi and I live in Gurgaon. I am ecstatic to meet fellow gardeners from the same place so that we can help each other by exchanging notes and tips on what grows best here and when.  Gg is doing a great service to all those interested in Gardening in India through his website and now he has only made it better by providing us the facility of this forum.  


I have also gone through the difficulty of sourcing gardening supplies and found some of the places that Satish has mentioned above quite useful.  As he said, Balajee seed Store is the closest to me.  There are a few good nurseries in Sikanderpur in Gurgaon, where one can  get a lot of plants during Oct and Feb/March.  BTW where is Bhogal?

 

Nice to be here and glad to know you all.

 

Revathi

November 25, 2010
1:07 am
Satish
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Revathi said:

Hi Delhi gardeners

I am Revathi and I live in Gurgaon. I am ecstatic to meet fellow gardeners from the same place so that we can help each other by exchanging notes and tips on what grows best here and when.  Gg is doing a great service to all those interested in Gardening in India through his website and now he has only made it better by providing us the facility of this forum.  

I have also gone through the difficulty of sourcing gardening supplies and found some of the places that Satish has mentioned above quite useful.  As he said, Balajee seed Store is the closest to me.  There are a few good nurseries in Sikanderpur in Gurgaon, where one can  get a lot of plants during Oct and Feb/March.  BTW where is Bhogal?

 

Nice to be here and glad to know you all.

 

Revathi


Hi Revathi:

Distances being what they are in Delhi & NCR, makes GG's work many times more useful! We can exchange our ideas and knowledge much more conveniently this way. Actually, Balajee is very far for me. I have been there only once but mentioned it because of your location. Bhogal is situated on the Mathura Road. But I find the approach from Jangpura (Defence Colony flyover) more convenient. These two stores there are probably the biggest of this type in Delhi. Regards.

November 16, 2011
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anilkumb
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Satish said:

Hi GK:

Just like you I am also a relatively new hobby gardener. For a little longer than a year I have been trying my hand at this great creative pastime in the garden as well as on the terrace. There have been lots of failures but some very satisfying successes particularly after I got hitched to GG's blog. I have also read your comments in the blog regarding container-grown tomatoes. Just like you, adi and Anubhuti I also went through the same problems regardin the sourcing of supplies. I am happy to share with all of you, some information regarding the location of some good suppliers for gardening supplies as given hereunder:

1. Rajdhani Nursery, Jor Bagh Road: All kinds of gardening needs including seedlings and plants.

2. Kitchen Garden Store, Bhogal Road, Bhogal: All kinds of gardening supplies and seedlings.

3. GREENZ, Bhogal Road, Bhogal: All kinds of gardening supplies. They are also the local distributors for Vardhaman Fertilizers.

4. Garden Shop, Anupam Market, IGNOU Road, Saket: All kinds of gardening supplies.

5. Balajee Seed Store, Kapasera Mor (This is quite close to Gurgaon): All kinds of gardening supplies.

There are many others too but these are very good. If you need details of any of these, please do not hesitate to ask. Hope this will solve your problem regarding sourcing of materials. Good Luck in your efforts.Smile

Hi,

Are there any seed and fertilizer shop in Gurgaon ? I do see some nurseries but they don't sell seeds.

November 16, 2011
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anilkumb
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Hi,

Are there any seed and fertilizer shop in Gurgaon ? I do see some nurseries but they don't sell seeds.

November 17, 2011
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NoidaGreenz
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There are a few shops at Sadar / jacobpura in old gurgaon in the mandi area . I bought seeds and liquid fertilizers from one such shop in the vicinity of many wholesale tea leaves shops. Just ask around and you will reach.In the meanwhile, I will try to search out the visiting card of the shopkeeper 

June 8, 2012
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Hi Guys, 

bringing alive a sleeping thread. Me too a budding gardener from Gurgaon. Interested in growing Kafir Lime (for its leaves mainly), mint, Lemon grass, flowers and tomatoes. 

 

The hobby has just started, bought some saplings from the Sikanderpur, Gurgaon nurseries and transplanted them to 12" pots in a 1:1 mix of soil: compost (the regular compost you get at the nurseries) and achieved disappointing results. Out of the 2 lemongrass plants I have, 1 is still growing well and I could see many shoots. The other one is almost dead, wonder why. Although while mulching I saw a lot of red ants "inside" the soil. 

 

I realised I didn't add any fungicide/ insecticide to save the plants. Can something we done now? 

The mint plant has grown a little bit from the time it was in the black poly bag but it still seems very dry and unusable. A small curry leaf plant has grown only a few twigs from the time I transplanted it... 

So overall a very slow progress. Wonder where I am going wrong. Your inputs would be helpful. 

Secondly, I gathered from the posts, in Gurgaon you could get them on Basai Road, on the left hand side, past the Old Secretariat in Old Gurgaon. And someone mentioned in Jacobpura in Sadar bazaar.

I am yet to head to those places and find out what I am able to find there.

I am looking for seeds (flowers and veggies), plastic pots, Coco-peat (mainly), vermicompost and perlite, vermiculite.

Some more shops that I could find are below.   

 

Basai Road, Basically go to rajiv chowk, and then head towards courts (towards old gurgaon) but keep going straight. After about 1.5-2 km you will hit basai road. Turn left, and after about 100-200 meters you will see a 'Beej' store (I am forgetting the name), but pretty much it has all the stuff I need. 

Contact Details of Shri Krishan Beej Bhandar
Address	Old Sabzi Mandi Old Subzi Mandi ,
City		Gurgaon
Pincode	122001
State		Haryana
Phone No	0124 - 2324006

June 15, 2012
6:27 pm
shweta
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 Hi All,

Im a new gardener from Delhi. 4days ago I started with cocopeat,vermicompost and okra seeds.Today morning I saw seedlings however I also noticed insects in cocopeat and around the sapling.I covered the container with plastic sheet to retain moisture(have removed it now),is it becoz of this? ConfusedI urgently need advise to avoid further loss.What insecticide and fertilizer shud I use?

Would really appreciate speedy and valuable advise.

Happy Gardening to All!! Smile Smile

 

Regards

Shweta Smile

June 18, 2012
8:37 am
snorkel4u
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Shweta - suggest you PM GG, that's the fastest way to reach him. 

June 20, 2012
7:59 am
geekgardener
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Please lets keep the discussion in the forum. If everyone sends a PM, its difficult for me to respond to every one of them. Hope you guys understand.

regarding your quetion, you need to tell us what kind of insects are they. are they causing damage to the seedlings? May be a picture.. ?
gg

August 6, 2012
3:04 pm
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Friends  Hi I have started container vegetable gardening recently. This is my first time in many years trying to grow something. I am also looking for coco peat but as I live in north Delhi I will try to source it from this side of the city. I have already purchased more than enough seeds & right now am growing okra which is good, spinach, & bitter gourd. lets keep our fingers crossed how many I am able to keep alive. Embarassed

In any case I will post the address of people who are selling coco peat here may be in baraf khana which is the mandi for all the garden & agricultral things in Delhi.

August 7, 2012
2:20 pm
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Welcome Herr!

Along with the addressed of people selling coco peat, could you also find out some good shops which have good fertilizers/ supplements both organic/ inorganic for adding nutritional value to the soil?Coz there may be something seriously wrong with the soil I use. Your inputs and experience will be very helpful.

August 7, 2012
4:45 pm
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Snorkel I had visited a shop in subji mandi Azad pur. It is a small shop but by god it contained the best selection of seeds and fertiliser (even liquid ones with fish extract) I have ever seen. I bought a bag on something called nokia 800 ( dont laught) it was organic soil fertiliser a bag of 5 kgs costed me ₹ 250 and I think it will last me for a life time as it is for one hector of land so I only added 8 spoons of it to my pot. I also got a lot of seeds but I dont have the heart to plant them just yet until I get good medium to grow as I am still using soil+compost+bone meal+neem compost. My plants are growing slowly. I have just come across information that coco peat is available at master seeds in baraf khana but let me first check this info out. I will update about my visit to the elusive baraf khana soon.

Bye for now...

August 13, 2012
7:32 pm
Herr Furher
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Friends I have been able to procure  coco peat. I visited Baraf Khana in old Delhi which as I had said in the previous post is the mandi for all things related to gardening. I got blocks of coco peat @ ₹ 65 for a 5 Kg block, seeding tray for ₹ 20. I also got some good seeds. I also found out that seedlings were available there but for them you have to reach there buy 09:00 or else all good seedlings are gone &what is available there is not worth wasting your time or money.

 

The best way to reach Baraf khana is metro get down at pul bungesh and ask any body it is 100 mtrs from the station. Also carry a bag / polythene for coco-peat as metro police will not let you carry it open. I recommend going there for supplies.

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B72zOxC9G8N6Q241TnlPalBtX28

August 14, 2012
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shweta
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Hi Herr Furher

thanx for providing the info about the old barafkhana for all the gardening

stuff.think will have to visit the place to find the gud seedlings.

This will help all the fellow gardeners n those who want to start

but have no idea where to buy from.

 

Happy Gardening.

Shweta

August 15, 2012
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hi shweta,

 

just like you, am also new to gardening and trust me....i am also struggling hard...:-)

but the very sight of one new leaf just makes my day!!!

i am loving it...

and now regarding the seedlings etc...

i mentioned a shop in yashwant shopping place(though it's pricy) earlier...

another option is krishi bhavan..

in case u hav any idea of central delhi...it's near rail bhavan..u can go by metro also..

krishi bhavan is damn cheap...

but the only disadvantage is..they r open only frm monday to friday...10 to 5.30....

they must be selling saplings by now...

u will get vermicompost,saplings,seeds etc ....dirt cheap....(1 to 15rs  for all kind of seed packets !!!!!!!!!!!!!)

August 31, 2012
8:02 pm
Ethen0630
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GK said:

HI:

I am a relatively new terrace gardener. Have only succeeded in growing basil and a bit of rocket in pots. Would love some help. What soil mix is good for vegetables? Where would I get it in South Delhi? What are good containers to use and what is the right season for sowing?

Lots of queries as cannot find anyone to guide for terrace container gardening. Read about cocopeat on this site. Where can I get that.? Need step by step guide and some patient soul who will be willing to answer all my questions!

hello dear as i know about Delhi it is extreme weather place where rain , cold, summer are all in extreme phase. that why i like to suggest one thing that please plant only that plant that can survive in hot weather rather than other.

Hope that you are getting me now you can ask for any any plant or vegetable, you want to grow in your garden.

September 7, 2012
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Herr Furher
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Friends what are you planting this month ?

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