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nextgeek
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April 19, 2011 - 9:22 am
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I want to buy seeds presently for the season as posted in the chart.

Onion, Amaranthus, Coriander, Gourds, Okra, Tomato, Chilli.

I have bought from here in hyderabad local shop but they always struggle to grow and i used them only in rainy season

I see on this blog the seeds might be from a good shop[ and i want them to buy atleast a 10 nos of each item.Can you please et me know how to get them.

are their any best shops in hyderabad ?what will be the cost for each item etc ?

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Hi nextgeek:

There is a Hyderabad based company selling high quality seeds under the brand name "Signet". I suggest you send them an email at "signetcropsciences@yahoo.co.in and request for the addresses of their dealers in Hyderabad. Chances are that the same dealers would be selli ng seeds of various other brands. You can take your choice. I recently had a very good experience with a brand called "Hyweg" by Rasi Seeds in Gurgaon. Their pepper seeds gave me a 100% germination rate. There are many good brands like Namdhari, Century, Bejo etc. etc. It will be a difficult choice. Please ensure that the seeds are still within the expiry limit. Regards.

Satish

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April 19, 2011 - 5:54 pm
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Ive contacted through email and waiting fortheir reply anyway i can get them in secunderbad since their are more seeds companies.Ill try this signet or namdhari to get them.

As per the climate had changed like rainy season.how do you protect them in rainy season?

how long this plants will survive?.

example mainly tomatoes

I planted an eddo plant long ago and it has been dead due to small childrens and the hens to eat them.though we love to use the leafs in dal.

recently again the plant had got two leaves and plant has been disappeared might be hens had removed.I dont use seeds at all but htey grow from the soil where a long back planted.

Can you suggest me some best tips to grow them.

I am planning to move them a safer place and use drip system but i want it to spread 1metre in square.

another question is i have seen gee has been used containers can you tell me does this containers had drainage.I have lot of wood that can be used for making boxes and  make beds than using those containers.is it good ?

thanks i appreciate your answer.

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Hi nextgeek:

I will try to clarify your doubts to the best of my ability but please keep in mind that we are all amateur gardeners who gain from each other by sharing our knowledge:

1. Regarding protecting your sown seeds/seedlings from rain please go to Forum-seeds-seeds starting-starting seeds in tunnels. You might find it useful. I had recently sown tomato seeds under that cover and but for this protection all the young seedlings would have been crushed by the sudden thunderstorm we had recently. My tomato seedlings are doing fine.

2. I am sorry but I have no idea what an eddo plant is. Please do enlighten me regarding this.

3. Yes, GG excels in all aspects of gardening and container gardening is his favourite subject. You can make box/containers as well as raised beds out of the spare wood that you have. On the top right hand of this page you will find a heading: Most popular posts. Mentioned below that is a post titled: "Terrace gardening - success stories part 1. Please click on that. You will find very useful information of your interest.

Regards.

Satish

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Hi Nextgeek,

In case you are still looking for seeds, you can get in touch with me via admin@geekgardener.in . I have all the seeds you are looking for.

Also do spend time in reading the articles mentioned about seed starting. Most of the time, it is the method that fails us than the seed itself.

Good luck
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April 20, 2011 - 12:05 am
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eddo means Chamaagadda (Taro root or Colocasia in English)

as in telugu it is Chamaagadda.I converted this into english so got it as eddo in search results.

ill get back to this topic once i read the steps to process.

geek

I previously sended you an email and commented too but you never replied back to me.I again  sended an email to you.I need only few that is each might be 5 nos or 10.I dont know the cost for each packet.

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Hi nextgeek:

Thanks for the info about 'eddo'. Now I know what it is. In north India it is referred to as 'Arvi'. Can you please give details of how and when eddo can be planted? Will be grateful. It is a case of darkness under the lamp! I did not know that GG has such a variety of seeds available. My apologies to both you and GG.  Now you should have no problem in this regard. Regards.

Satish

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As per the eddo. we used to keep them directly in soil or in pots.I mean eddo from the market which we bought.We didnot used seeds you may observe on onions too where some onions get heads showing like they just started to grow as plant.

We planted this eddos  more than a year back and they grow themselves whenever they wishes  but in most cases the plant is getting destroyed by us like from hens and childrens as i earleir mentioned too.but this time i will sure try to watch them.

GG mentioned he has seeds for onions but i never seen onion seeds and we planted onions directly in pots and they grew most time is during rainy season.

Ill get back to you once i get seeds hey can you post how onion seeds will be looking ?also how long a tomato plant will survive  ?

This is my first time going to do organic farming.

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Hi nextgeek:

THANKS again for the info on eddo. I will try & plant a few this year. Onion seeds are flat & black. Look for Kalonji in your kitchen. They are the same. Tomato plants will last you one season. But I have seen one plant of the indeterminate type growing for a number of seasons. But I never saw fruits on it! All I know about organic gardening is about vermicompost/compost/manure! I am not an "ORGANIC" fanatic. Regards.

Satish

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Satish said:

Hi nextgeek:

THANKS again for the info on eddo. I will try & plant a few this year. Onion seeds are flat & black. Look for Kalonji in your kitchen. They are the same. Tomato plants will last you one season. But I have seen one plant of the indeterminate type growing for a number of seasons. But I never saw fruits on it! All I know about organic gardening is about vermicompost/compost/manure! I am not an "ORGANIC" fanatic. Regards.

Satish


Hi,

Sorry to butt in, but kalonji is NOT onion seed. They look the same and are generally referred to in many grocery stores as same.

But I tried sowing kalonji to grow onion, and later found that it is actually Nigella sativa and onion is Allium cepa.

Just trying to avoid your disappointment, because kalonji germinates well and you will be waiting and waiting for the onions Confused

I later grew onions from bulbs which were already sprouting in the kitchen and now they have thrown up a flower stalk. Waiting for the seeds...

Chitra

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Hi Chitra:

Thanks a lot for the information! I had always thought Kalonji was the seeds of a particular variety of onion. Anyway, here I was refering to their looking like onion seeds as nextgeek wanted to know as to what onion seeds look like. THANKS again for the correction. This is how one learns from a blog like this: getting the benefit of each other's knowledge and experiences! Regards

Satish

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Hi folks:

I am mentioning an 'incident' here which I believe is of interest to all of us. On April 19, I had suggested to nextgeek to contact a Hyderabad based company Signet Crop Sciences for his requirement of vegetable seeds. On April 20 I sent an e-mail to the same company informing them of the unsatisfactory performance of their green chilly seeds that I had purchased at the Krishi Vigyan Mela at the IARI in New Delhi. To my utter surprise I received a courier communication from the company not only thanking me for the feedback regarding their seeds but even enclosing a rather large quantity of seeds of two varieties of paper. This is a really laudable reaction to a customer's feedback and I thought publicly recognising it would encourage others to emulate this great example of "fair trade practices"!

Regards.

Satish

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thanks for the update i replied in your other thread before seeing this post.Ill get back to this thread later for few more questions

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