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premlatha18
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Hello,

Am also from Chennai. I saw your album and the flowers are colorful. Have you tried to grow veggies?

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Jay

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Looks nice!

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Jay said:

Hello,

Am also from Chennai. I saw your album and the flowers are colorful. Have you tried to grow veggies?

Regards

Jay

few years back i tried and succeeded in growing veggies like radish , okra  brinjal , tomatoes,even cauliflower directly in the soil . Now planning to try once again in my terrace .

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Good. I too have a terrace only now. I now have few okra, tomatoes, spinach, pumpkin, bitter gourd and beans. So far so good.

Will share progress whenever possible.

-Jay

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I took some photos of my plants, as of today. Please check the link below and give me your feedback.

-Jay

 

https://plus.google.com/photos/108268979435148027601/albums/5770051298159840961?authkey=CKKR8pPW1LquSQ


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Jay said:

I took some photos of my plants, as of today. Please check the link below and give me your feedback.

-Jay

 

https://plus.google.com/photos/108268979435148027601/albums/5770051298159840961?authkey=CKKR8pPW1LquSQ


Looks good ..... are you using grow bags ? btw do u have any idea where coco peat blocks are available in chennai

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Thanks. I do not know what you mean by grow bags. But these are just plastic covers, good enough for a plant. 

I got coco peat from one of the daily dump clones in Chennai. 

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Jay

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I harvested the Spinach today... so fresh and green. It is not very much, but definitely enough for my dear son. 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108268979435148027601/albums/5770051298159840961/5777442129927602194?authkey=CKKR8pPW1LquSQ

 

These were sown by mid of July and I think i should have waited for some more time to harvest. Or is this enough. Another mistake is that i grew these in Plastic bags. These bags did not give them enough space for spreading the leaves. Next time, I will try growing them in trays.

I kept these spinach in open terrace, where they get direct sunlight. is this correct? Should I have kept them in a place where they get shade? Can someone advice?

-Jay

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Hello,

 

My bitter gourd plant has started yielding. There are about 4-5 gourds in the plant.

 

The Okra plant has started flowering. So, I guess I should get some okras very soon from them.

 

The mint stalk that I planted sometime back is growing very well. It has given out shoots from all the nodes and they all look healthy.

 

The tomatoes have started flowering. Not sure how many of them would turn into fruits.

 

The only disappointment is the Radish and a country bean. The radish gave out healthy leaves and I waited for about 40 days. Being very impatient, I up rooted it to see no growth in the root. Still we used the leaves and the dish was very tasty. 

 

I shall post some pics soon.

 

~Jay

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Lovely .....Am still waiting for some vermicompost to transplant the seedlings ...

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What a beautiful garden ! Lovely pictures too.

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This morning, I harvested the first bitter gourd. The pic is here.

 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108268979435148027601/albums/5770051298159840961/5782316627924515554?authkey=CKKR8pPW1LquSQ

 

There are 3-4 more on the plant. I might harvest them in a week or two.

 

Okra plants have small veggies on them. Will post the pictures after they grow well. I have harvested spinach few days back. Very small though!

 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108268979435148027601/albums/5770051298159840961/5777442129927602194?authkey=CKKR8pPW1LquSQ

 

It gives a lot of happiness..what do you say!

~Jay

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Congrats....Totally happy experience ..I agree.

I guess thats what makes us run for the camera... my daughter gets very amused when I take pics of the brijal ,okra,raddish ,keerai crop , she thinks only I would do something crazy like that....this group makes me feel normal Laugh

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Yes.. true. I am the only person at home who is behind the leaves, pests and the compost bins. Whenever I start talking about cattle droppings, composts, others in my family looks at me differently. But for me, they are missing a whole lot of fun and happiness.

~Jay

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Hai,Jai,Usha the same theme is running between me &my family members they are seeking me differently.But my                   path is going as usually.Smile

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@jay & raghu if you want to see the endless photographs I end up taking of the vegetables & flowers visit my blog ushadasan.blogspot.com  gardening & other hobiesLaugh

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Sure! This week end, I found a big plastic container - from a trash shop. This is normally used by the vegetable vendors and milk vendors to carry goods. I have made a potting mix with all the organic materials that I had. I have sown the seeds of spinach in this. With last night's rain, I think these should come out well. Let me share my findings with you.

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Hello,

I did not update this thread, as I promised. I had planted Palak and Mint in the tray, that was filled with layers of soil, compost and cocopeat.

I am witnessing good growth of both Mint and Palak in this tray. I have posted some pictures of these in the following link. With this experience, I have purchased few more smaller trays and have planted more Palak.

 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108268979435148027601/albums/5818333190271503393/5818333946894001010

 

~Jay

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nice photos.  Have you kept ur plants on the terrace.  If so did you do any special treatment for terrace.  Mine has what they say a 'weathering course'  and some red tiles were laid .  

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