November 9, 2010
Jasmine must be pruned at the start of the cold weather say sometime around nov-dec. They need plenty of sunlight to flower. Reduce nitrogenous fertilizer and add more P and K. Bone meal, Rockphosphate are all rich in P and wood ash is rich in K.
Since they are ornamentals(not consumed as food), I would readily use inorganic fertilizers but opinion differs and I totally respect that.
It takes around 4-6 months for it to start flowering from the time of planting.
NOTE: I have 2 plants of Raat ki rani and thanks to satish for inspiring me to grow the same 🙂
Is it better to use bone meal and wood ash instead of just using super phosphate and potash? I use a generous amount of superphosphate when I transplant and it seems to be helping immensely. Even before sowing seeds I add this compound to the soil. Am I doing something wrong? Regards.
May 1, 2010
For container garden, it is totally Ok to use superphosphate and potash.As I say this I can feel the tip of the pistol on my back.. by the organic folks. So,If you are ok with using them, go ahead and use it. Some members prefer organic means of fertilizing their plants and I provided organic ways of providing P and K. Both of them work, inorganic works a little faster and provides the amount nutrient it is supposed to .
February 14, 2011
Finally, after a year my jasmine decided to return some affection and has shown few buds!!!
I had added only bone meal to it plus lots of vermi compost. I think with all the nutrients we have to add lots of TLC and patience to our plants. I will post the picture once I get few flowers.
November 9, 2010
September 17, 2012
THANK YOU for saying I inspired you to plant Raat ki Rani. As I have said elsewhere, you are very generous with your compliments! In any case, I am sure very soon your neighbours will be asking you for some plants too. It is really infectious! With you taking a liking for it, we will see lots more of these plants everywhere. Here's to an even more 'fragrant' India!! I have tried to post this message a number of times but am 'denied access'. Wonder what I was doing wrongly. Regards.
U have inspired me too in adding night queen into my garden, I'm amateur in gardening, recently started with few pots, will try to get a night queen and plant it in my balcony, does it require any special care for pests etc, do lemme knw
Thanks GG for ur info on superphosphate