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Complete novice-looking to start off a balcony garden
November 18, 2012
8:18 am
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Hi all,

Urban girl, who's always lived in apartments-would love to have a balcony garden (or indoor plants). I recently bought a few plants and am looking for advice on how to keep them going (I've murdered quite a few in the past). Since I have no instinctive knowledge about plants (when are they happy or sad?) I'd love recos of a beginner 101 book (or website-in addition to this one)


Specific questions-

1. I have an indoor money plant in water-rooted from a cutting (it rooted well, yipee!) so far I've only been adding fresh RO water every few days. It seems to be growing well but what else does it need? Also now do I prop it up-or is it ok if the leaves trail over the side and generally hang around?


2. I bought a basil plant, it looks very different from the kind of stalks and leaves you see in that market, but the leaves smell similar. where should I pluck the leaves from to make sure the plant grows well?


3. That basil plant seems to have sprouted two small tomato plants. I would love to use this opportunity to try growing tomato too. How do I go about it? I bought some soil and vermicompost from a nursery and an organic bio enzyme. But what are the do's and dont or transplanting from one pot to another?


Thanks in advance


Best wishes



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November 18, 2012
9:22 am
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Hi ,

I generally feed a liquid Nutrient to my money plant and bamboo plants it helps their growth also gives them the food needed to grow.

Pruning or pinching back your herbs is essential for having larger harvest. the link below shall help you get that right


hoping this information  is helpful.



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