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snorkel4u
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June 12, 2012 - 1:17 pm
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Hi all, 

 

I was going through various blogs and websites and came across this particular blog. 

http://indigarden.blogspot.in/

The person here has bought seeds from this website and has a good success ratio. 

 

Just wondering if any of you think this is a good deal/ brand or else its preferred to get them from a supply shop?

 

Waiting to her your inputs. 

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Just realised its good for people who don't have seed stores near by or can't approach them. 

As here, the shipping charges are more than the cost of ordering one packet of seeds. May be better for people who order a lot of seeds. Or for international customers. 

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I have ordered some seeds yesterday. The shipping is reasonable (around Rs. 55) considering it costs me Rs 200 for travel and 4 hours time if I were to buy them locally.

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June 15, 2012 - 10:08 pm
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great, waiting to see how your seeds turn out?

which ones did you order?

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I got the seeds on Saturday. In fact I was preparing the pro trays for planting some seeds I got from Indam when the courier came in. I have planted them instead.

The seeds I have ordered were:

  • Cherry Tomato
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Broccoli

I placed the order on 13th and received it on 16th. Not bad. The packing is awesome. I have bought quite a few items including seeds online but this is the first time I have seen silver foil (the kind used for anti-static bags that Hard Disks come in). The site doesn't exude much confidence. They have very few seeds to chose from. When I made the payment the site failed with an error but I got an email confirmation from CC avenue. There was no courier tracking number either my mail or SMS. The website does not update the order status. So, my expectations were very low but in the end things turned out OK.

Now it is time to see how the seeds perform.

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Srikanth

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June 18, 2012 - 2:14 pm
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Great, thanks for the update. I am really interested in broccoli, would love to see your results and also tips on growing broccoli. In US I was addicted to a small time Chinese restaurant which made awesome Broccoli in hot garlic sauce. Am salivating already. 

 

Please keep me posted about the quality of seeds and their growth. I have also potted some hybrid Spinach and Zinnia, Balsam and lemongrass recently. Now its the wait and watch period 😉 

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Hi srikanth ,

 

it would be nice if u cld update us on biocarve seeds . how did it turb out to be ?

SmileSmile

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Hi,

I am new to this forum and found out it to be very informative. Just seen this post and wanted to give my feedback. As mentioned by Srikanth in the earlier post even I had gone through the same experience. I have mostly ordered flower seeds and among vegetables I had ordered Spinach, Cherry tomatoes and ornamental Chillies.... all of them had 100% germination, but the same could not be said for flower seeds.......may be I was not sowing them correctly.....

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does that mean flower seeds showed less germination or no germination at all?

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Hi Premlatha,

It was both, i mean , in few cases it was no germination , and in others very less germination......

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i was about to order some seeds when i read ur post . can u let me knw wat flower seeds u tried from them which gave no germination and which was better .just to knw better ,  and can i also know from which place u r . i am basically looking for flowering plants that can grow in hot climate .

 

thanks

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Here is a list of flower seeds that I ordered and their statuses...

Zinnia lilliput mix - no germination at all
portulaca - no germination
Petunia royal blue - very few germinated but even they died
Verbena - very less germination, and the few which germinated didn't survive
Phlox n dianthus n chyrsanthemum - recently sowed them...will give u update when they sprout...

For so many seeds to fail I feel there is something wrong that I am doing....
As mentioned in GG's blog, I have surface sown petunia n portuluca with the potting mix of cocopeat n compost in 60:40 ratio......and for other seeds the same ratio but covered them with polythene cover and placed them in a dark and dry place.....

How do you sow ur seeds?

Regards,
Mrudula.

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Hi mridula ,

Even i wanted to order some of these . Portulaca is very easy to germinate . i have lots of portulaca plants, i just propagate them by just breaking a stem and just insert  a cm in soil and in 3- 5 days the grow nicely .

anyways u can try to get portulaca or moss rose in nursery. they wld cost u just Rs 5 a plant .

i mostly sow my seeds in soil directly or mostly on the space around any other plants i have in pots and transplant them once they germinate .

i didnt have any success with cosmos seeds lately .and i tried them in cocopeat for the first time . may be i did some mistake in sowing or maybe the coco peat was too damp. i tried the namdhari seeds for cosmos . there is something going wrong somewhere , or else cosmos are well adapted in my region and i find it growing wild in the nurseries . 

whats the temperature at ur place likely ? do u have a cool climate ? coz all these mostly require warmer temperature with ample sunlight .

and some seeds have to be sown and kept in darkness to germinate . its always better to read the seed sachets and follow the instructions .Thanks for the inputs , or else i would have ordered a lot of them . i wld still try ordering portulaca alone and check my luck and keep u updated . Smile

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Hi Premlatha,

Ya even I propagated few of my portuluca plants the same way. But all the flowers I have r of single petal type, I wanted double petaled variety, so that's the reason I ordered online......
I am from Bangalore....as usual it's very moderated climate over here......ya as u mentioned some of them need warm temperatures which is a no no here 🙂
And as per d instructions on sachets, I see that all the seeds have same kind of instructions, I mean for petunia and dahlia they have been given same instructions, where one must be surface sown and put in light, the other has to be sown and put in dark......
By d way saw ur garden pics......absolutely beautiful.....

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Hi mridula,

 

what u said is right . even i have seen the same instructions given by default on varied seeds package . So its all trial and error . and Luck plays a major part i guess .

 

Thanks for ur views on my garden . Wld post more soon. BTW how is ur garden doing . u can post some pics as well

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