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Payal
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April 20, 2011 - 1:48 am
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Hello everyone,

I am Payal from Mumbai, absolute novice in the field of gardening. I am counselor and alternate healing practitioner and I have always wondered how people manage to grow veggies in containers and was looking for some info since last few days on web about the same. That is when I came across GeekGardener and I am glad I did....Smile

GG, i truly thank you for the amount of efforts and time that you have put in to share your experience and knowledge.

I am really motivated to atleast give it a try to container gardening and hoping to succeed. The only thing that might be a problem is space. As I live in rented house in 2BHK apartment and have west and east facing windows with sliding and grills. I can manage to place around 4-5 big plastic container and this is the only place where i can try something so will need guidance on the same from all you experts.

GG I have mailed you through "contact me" link on this site about a few queries and i completely understand that as most of us are professionals, it might be difficult to reply immediately. So i would patiently wait for the response.

Regards,
Payal Smile

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nextgeek
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April 21, 2011 - 10:21 am
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hi payal

Welcome to the geek garden forum.I think it will tae more time to reply you since i also mailed but no reply from him.

posting on forums you might get help form others and even meet to your localities.

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Payal
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April 22, 2011 - 12:59 am
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Hello nextgeek,

 

Thank you for welcoming me. As suggested i am posting below my queries. (Hoping to get guidance from you all) Smile

I am sorry if i might sound silly but i really am confused about which sowing season to follow, as in the north or south as i live in mumbai whch falls under central zone of India. (as far as i know)

And also if any one of you can help me to understand the sunlight needed for growing veggies. I have east and west facing windows which has little extended space with grills. I live on 1st floor but get around 3-3.5 hours sunlight on both the sides so in this case Which vegetables can be grown?

 

Regards,

Payal

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MumbaiGardener
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i suggest to start with spinach first....

i have started with spinach, corriander & cabbage....

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Hi MumbaiGardener,

 

Can you please tell me, from where in mumbai can i buy vegetable seeds and cocopeat from?

I asked a few nursery shops in and around kandivali area but they don't keep vegetable seeds.

 

Regards,

Payal

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Pratima
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Hello,

I have a terace garden and signed up with Purna organics sometime last october to get an understanding and feel of growing vegetables. Proved to be a costly experiment thought. I have been tending to my garden and realise there is so much to learn and adapt to. Also attended a workshop conducted by Dr Vishwanatah and found your site viz FB. 

My lettuce plant has seeds. I would like to know how to collect them. This was a good variety also. I see white fluffy seeds and pulled them out but would like to know how harvest them and store them.

Please can you help.

Pratima

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Pratima said:

Hello,

I have a terace garden and signed up with Purna organics sometime last october to get an understanding and feel of growing vegetables. Proved to be a costly experiment thought. I have been tending to my garden and realise there is so much to learn and adapt to. Also attended a workshop conducted by Dr Vishwanatah and found your site viz FB. 

My lettuce plant has seeds. I would like to know how to collect them. This was a good variety also. I see white fluffy seeds and pulled them out but would like to know how harvest them and store them.

Please can you help.

Pratima


u have posted ur query in the wrong section
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MumbaiGardener
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i have pmed u my contact no.

 

Payal said:

Hi MumbaiGardener,

 

Can you please tell me, from where in mumbai can i buy vegetable seeds and cocopeat from?

I asked a few nursery shops in and around kandivali area but they don't keep vegetable seeds.

 

Regards,

Payal

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April 29, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Pratima said:

Hello,

My lettuce plant has seeds. I would like to know how to collect them. This was a good variety also. I see white fluffy seeds and pulled them out but would like to know how harvest them and store them.

Please can you help.

Pratima


GG has already written about this. Please check

    http://geekgardener.in/2009/10.....g-lettuce/

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May 4, 2011 - 5:21 pm
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Hello Payal,

Welcome to the forum. I am sorry I couldn't respond to you as well as others on time. Day by day the number of people visiting this website is increasing multifolds but there is only one GG with finite time :). Unfortunately I couldn't get to respond to emails so quickly.

It is always good to post your questions on the forum if you need quick response.

Thanks
GG

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Darkstorm
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May 19, 2011 - 12:12 pm
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payal wrote..

>> Can you please tell me, from where in mumbai can i buy vegetable seeds and cocopeat from?

 

I suppose there are many places, but just outside byculla station there are 2 gardening supplies shops close to each other. (namdeo & ratanshi) both have coco peat & vegetable seeds, & other stuff.

they also have 2 nurseries in the adjoining lane in case you want to take a look

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May 24, 2011 - 9:41 am
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Green Growers in Bandra ( opposite the Talab, ) is a good place for Gardening supplies.

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probably expensive too : ))

have you bought any stuff from them ? any idea if they sell manure & the price ?

do you get rakes & sickles & that kind of stuff ?

 

thx

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Darkstorm

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It has a all garden supplies. Not sure about manure. I bought hanging coir baskets for Rs.35 each. A nursery in Andheri quoted Rs.25, but never had any in stock..

 

Visit their website, it will have all the information you would want. Just google Green growers Bandra.

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Payal
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May 27, 2011 - 5:26 pm
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@GG: Thanks for welcoming me. U dont need to apologise as i understand that time is a constraint in fast moving life. 🙂

@Darkstorm & @Spraye: Thanks for your help. I live in Kandivali so Byculla is far for me...but plannig a visit soon. Infact in the meanwhile i will check out Green Grower as i often visit bandra. 

 

Thanks once again for all the info... i feel i am losing upon the time and need to start quickly... hopefully i would be able to begin soon.

 

Regards,

Payal

God Bless 🙂 

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shaheen_lal
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May 27, 2011 - 7:15 pm
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Hello Payal,

I am from Kandivali too. There is a good nursersy in Borivli where u get a lot of gardening stuff. The name and address was kindly posted by Deepak in one of the older posts. Its as follows:

Adarsh Stores

Mr Vasant Shah/Mr Hitendra Shah

Meghbai Ramji Mansion,

Near Bhaba Veg Mrkt,

Lokmanya Tilak Rd,

Borivli West, Mumbai 400091

Tel No. 28019255/28339255

Hope this helps.

Regards.

Shaheen

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Payal
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Shaheen, thanks a tonn for posting the details. Have been traveling and havent got time to visit... but soon would plan one.

I was in delhi last week and have got some seed packets of spinach, okra, boutlegourd, cucumber, coriander and tomatoes..... So have already taken one small step... hopefully will keep you all updated with the progress....

wish me luck. 🙂

 

God Bless

Payal

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Hey,this is Nathan.I just join you and I am getting lots of exciting info.Thank You for adding in your family and its our family !Cool

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