June 13, 2013
GG let me first of all thank you for your wonderfull blog which introduced me to the world of vegetable gardening and made me a fan of it.
See your blog has inspired me to start my own garden around a week back in my flat balconies.
I am from Charkop, Kandivali in Mumbai and need a little advise from you on my plants. The balconies have plenty of light but very little direct sunlight
1. Tomato - I bougth this plant from a nursery. It's around 1 1/2 ft tall. when i bough it had one flower.. then after 3-4 days there were two more. however today one of the flowers dropped of.
I wanted to know if this is normal. How should i proceed with the plant and what steps I need to take to make it grow and yield tomatoes.
2. What are the other vegetables I can grow.
3. Receive very little direct sunlight is it ok for the plants..
Any other tips / advise you can give.
Thanking you in advance and hoping to have a fruitfull harvest and sharing the photos of the same with you.
April 30, 2013
Glad to know you are from Mumbai.Start with your plant and see how it grows
You can also spank your tomato plant just above the roots the main stem portion with a newspaper 3-4 times (I am not joking.This helps) Also regularly check on your plant. Water the plants regularly.How much sunlight do they get in a day and for how long?
It is natural for few flowers to drop of but check for the quality of soil.If there are deficiencies in your soil it can also result in loss of flowers.If possible pour diluted (cow dung/horse manure/goat manure) water (If panchgavya is not available) or compost as this helps in flowering and provides nourishment to plant.You can grow chilli,spinach,mint,coriander,etc.
Waiting to hear about your further adventures in vegetable gardening.