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I am also open to exchange these seeds with other culibery herbs seeds.so if anybody is interested, just pm me

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shaheen_lal said:


Hi Satish,
 

Is it possible for you to send some of the chives seeds to me in Mumbai?

Thanks n Regards

Shaheen


Hi Shaheen:

It will be my pleasure! Just send me your address as a PM. Regards

Satish

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dwaipayandc said:

I am also open to exchange these seeds with other culibery herbs seeds.so if anybody is interested, just pm me


Hi dwaipayandc:

If you still have some spare Rosemary & Oregano seeds I will be grateful if you could please send me some. I can offer only chives and chilly seeds in return. Kindly let me know if you consider this a fair exchange.

Thanks & regards

Satish

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I think we should start one new "Seed Sharing" section where people can post seeds they have and share...

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Is Brahmi in the list? Does anyone have any idea where to get seeds/saplings/cuttings of Brahmi in Bangalore?

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does anyone know how to grow galangal??? I would love to grow lemon grass galangal and kaffir lime if anyone can help me understand where i can get seeds/starter plants for these in gurgaon...

 

I am a newbee who loves thai food

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hi i just love herbs am currently growing thyme, oregano both Italian and Greek, Chives, Basil, Dil the seeds of which i bought online from

kraftseed

 

They had excellent germination and all my pots were thriving with fresh herbs in 3 days since sowing i used seeding soil which i bought from Rajdhani Nursery at Jor Bagh also i went got from fresh Rosemary from INA which i am trying to get to root use an organic rooting hormone. I already have great growth of lemon grass, Mint, parsley  and Basil i have them all in containers in the balcony.

Everywhere it said wont work in Delhi Temperature i gave it a shot and i'm happy it did work.

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Good to find another hers lover.

I am growing Lemon grass (bought from INA), Spanish Oregano, Thyme, Lemon Basil & Tulsi

still looking for a perfect way to grow Lemon grass.

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sumita said:

does anyone know how to grow galangal??? I would love to grow lemon grass galangal and kaffir lime if anyone can help me understand where i can get seeds/starter plants for these in gurgaon...

 

I am a newbee who loves thai food

Not sure about Galangal, but should be similar to ginger with more moist soil I guess.

I got kaffir Lime finally in Gurgaon! A friend had a tree of it. He is gonna grow a cutting and give it to me when its a plant.

LG u should try from Stalks. If you know the DLF Phase 1 qutub PLaza market, there's a grocery store there on the right of Tunday Kababi. He keeps Kaffir Lime leaves and Lemon grass shoots. You could use that Lemon grass and grow plants and just use the leaves. He gives plenty for 10 rs a packet. Has other herbs too.

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hi everyone!

 

I live in gurgaon and im very new to gardening and very confused i read up all these tutorials and then suddenly realize that they are not for my climate can someone advice me on how to grow herbs please...i'll tell you what all i know please correct me if im wrong i grow plants in my room on a bay window east facing plastic containers, also if there is any specific month i should sow my seeds during...

 

Tulsi (holy basil) seems to be flourishing in front of my house for years my grandmother had a very green thumb i have just sown some basil seeds on the 15th of September it is 20th today and already the cotyledenous leaves are opening up. any tips for basil?

 

i have lot of trouble getting seeds i was told best way to grow dhaniya (cilantro) is from sabut dhaniya (coriander) seeds but when i sowed them they germinated and even grew a couple of inches with two baby leaves then they fell over and died 🙁 why??

 

i have also been told best way to grow pudina (mint) and lemon grass is through a cutting which im going to ask an aunty to make for me she has a beautiful lemon grass plant that is flourishing in this climate so i know it will grow!

 

i have peppermint seeds that refused to even germinate they are sooooo tiny i wonder if the shop just sold me dust :S i also have seeds for chives and oregano should i sow them now?

 

i basically melt a hole in the bottom of my plastic container and put in a layer of small pieces of broken clay pots then fill it up with garden soil am i doing anything wrong? sometimes i feel my soil is very soggy am i watering too much or is there a problem with my drainage?

 

im sorry this post is very long i have many many more questions i will ask later in a new post would really appreciate any help with my questions.. thanks!

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Alright, one thing at a time 🙂

There're many pros who would correct me but this is my knowledge.

- For germination you need inert medium, cocopeat itself is enough. Even soil would do, but don't bury the seeds in them. Just sprinkle them on top and if they are slightly bigger, cover them with a thin layer of soil. They need warmth and moisture to germinate. Sunlight isn''t needed. For some even light isn't needed. From my experience coriander seeds don't need light to germinate.

- Plant the seeds according to how their roots develop. Some spread horizontally and some dive down vertically. Accordingly chose a pot.

- Make sure enough holes are there at the base of the pot so that good water flow is there. Seeds don't like water or sogginess. They like Moisture. So use a spray to sprinkle water and keep the medium moist. Don't water them again (unless they dry out totally). For plants avoid overwatering. Some plants like lotus etc want excess water. Others dont.

- Add some compost, Gobar Khad, Okhla Khad, Coco peat etc to the soil, that will help it make it porous and the roots will be able to grow better.

…Other's could help you with more tips. I stay in Gurgaon too, started gardening in peak summer, june july. Hoping to get the first flowers (literally) of my hard work in a few days. Zinni plants will flower soon!

 

Read this link for more info - http://www.helpfulgardener.com.....hp?t=44183

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yes if the seeds are small i only sprinkle them on top but if they are big like ipomeas(morning glory) i bury them. my ipomeas are growing awesomely as well im not sure when they flower..

 

dhaniya germinated for me but dint survive.. peppermint dint germinate at all also its difficult for me to get hold of these supplies like cocopeat i know of only 1 shop.. in kapasera that sells all this balaji beej bhandar and its very difficult for me to reach there

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Hi their,

 

If you travel down to this place called Rajdhani Nursery, Jor Bagh, New Delhi you can pick good potting soil bag for Rs 50 and a bag of soilrite which cost Rs. 60 cover the pot with potting soil and then sprinkle seeds and layer thinly with soilrite water it and cover it with a plastic bag check each day if the soil is not dry and you will see the seeds germinate positively.

 

Also i bought my seeds from the same nursery i am using kraftseeds with great results and they germinate quite quickly, i am growing herbs which include Thyme, oregano, basil, chives, sage and propagating rosemary by cuttings also have cilantro, parsley, celery, spring onion, red pepper and Naga mirch all growing happily in my balcony container.

Hope this is helpfull.

Cheers,

Keni

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snorkel4u said:

Good to find another hers lover.

I am growing Lemon grass (bought from INA), Spanish Oregano, Thyme, Lemon Basil & Tulsi

still looking for a perfect way to grow Lemon grass.

i got lemon grass as well from INA i placed the stalk into a cup of water and left them in the kitchen.
A weeks later, they had started sprouting long roots and grown tall leaves.  It really did surprise me how much root they had grown.  One of them even started growing two new shoots! then i just potted them in soil. and they happy and thriving.

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sumita said:

does anyone know how to grow galangal??? I would love to grow lemon grass galangal and kaffir lime if anyone can help me understand where i can get seeds/starter plants for these in gurgaon...

 

I am a newbee who loves thai food

Not sure about Galangal, but should be similar to ginger with more moist soil I guess.

I got kaffir Lime finally in Gurgaon! A friend had a tree of it. He is gonna grow a cutting and give it to me when its a plant.

LG u should try from Stalks. If you know the DLF Phase 1 qutub PLaza market, there's a grocery store there on the right of Tunday Kababi. He keeps Kaffir Lime leaves and Lemon grass shoots. You could use that Lemon grass and grow plants and just use the leaves. He gives plenty for 10 rs a packet. Has other herbs too.

Galangal grows best in light shade in warm temperate to tropical regions, and prefers a well-composted, moist, freely draining soil. Delhi climate may not support that much. It can be grown from rhizomes – planted about 5 cm deep in the soil in spring which you can try procuring from the vegetable shops at INA they stock several exotic herbs and vegetables.

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Is the jor Baghdad shop close to the metro station? Also where in ina do you guys get all this stuff. (again please provide directions from the metro station) I get most of my stuff from the chattarpur nurseries but they rarely have everything I need and the seed choice is very limited...mostly just flowers.. I know of another excellent shop in adhchini but again difficult to reach without car, but if anyone wants to know I can post their name and address.

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Is the jor Baghdad shop close to the metro station? Also where in ina do you guys get all this stuff. (again please provide directions from the metro station) I get most of my stuff from the chattarpur nurseries but they rarely have everything I need and the seed choice is very limited...mostly just flowers.. I know of another excellent shop in adhchini but again difficult to reach without car, but if anyone wants to know I can post their name and address.

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Is the jor Baghdad shop close to the metro station? Also where in ina do you guys get all this stuff. (again please provide directions from the metro station) I get most of my stuff from the chattarpur nurseries but they rarely have everything I need and the seed choice is very limited...mostly just flowers.. I know of another excellent shop in adhchini but again difficult to reach without car, but if anyone wants to know I can post their name and address.

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Is the jor Bagh shop close to the metro station? Also where in ina do you guys get all this stuff. (again please provide directions from the metro station) I get most of my stuff from the chattarpur nurseries but they rarely have everything I need and the seed choice is very limited...mostly just flowers.. I know of another excellent shop in adhchini but again difficult to reach without car, but if anyone wants to know I can post their name and address.

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