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#151 Wed 23 Mar 11 5:58pm

asublimepizza

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Re: What to seed, what to plant, what to reap, any questions for me?

hey there ! 
What kind of humidity levels are suitable for herbs, woody and non-woody ?  Anything to counter 90% humidity as well as 30% humidity levels: what can grow in these conditions ? 

( 90% humidity comes from historical geography that the land came from swamp subsequently reclaimed into urban life.  Nature is always true hence some signs of natures true characteristic still exisits in humidity and varying day and night temperatures and moisture. )

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#152 Thu 24 Mar 11 10:58pm

WheelieFoodChik

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Re: What to seed, what to plant, what to reap, any questions for me?

Robin,
My zucchini doesn't seem to be doin' too hot. I'm growing my vegetables Aeroponically(I misidentified the method as hydroponic).oops  Anyway...My Zucchini sprouted in a week but the plant got trapped under the seed pod's label. Ma pulled the label back to let the top out and after I readjusted the label(which keeps the algae off) the leaves died. This zucchini plant's getting some good roots on it but no new leaves. I suppose I might monitor it more closely after giving my other vegetables their nutrient packs tomorrow...Aside from this, I'm not sure what else to do apart from starting over roll

My other plants are doing well. I harvested my lettuce this week...my tomatoes and peppers are coming along, so is the eggplant.  My swiss chard, I love...it's got about four leaves on it now. I tell you, those red stems with those green leaves...real pretty. big_smile

Also, you remember that gardening prediction I made before? That Ma would come to love my garden...it came true, sort of. My progress inside has inspired her to try vegetable gardening outside, again. Ma even wants to use fluorescent lighting to help w/ her seed starting shocked  Did I call it or what? cool

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#153 Sun 27 Mar 11 11:22am

DebDiMaggio

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Re: What to seed, what to plant, what to reap, any questions for me?

Robyn do you know what this plant is called??

http://www.jamieoliver.com:81/bloggers/ … p?id=71764


I want to get one for my terrace. There is one of these in the park opposite my house, it's huge the branches climb up a pine tree at least 10ft and it just climbs all over everything with these gorgeous yellow rose type flowers, but it looks a bit like jasmin.

I want to go to the garden center and ask them to order me one, but I don't know the name.

Also I will be happy to receive tips on the seeds I planted this week.

Sage
Oregano
Basil
Basil seeds from JO magazine
Chilis
Chives
Rocket
Curly Cress
and Sharon Fruit.

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#154 Sun 27 Mar 11 11:26am

JoyYamDaisy

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From Melbourne Australia
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Re: What to seed, what to plant, what to reap, any questions for me?

It looks like a yellow Banksia Rose Deb!

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#155 Sun 27 Mar 11 11:38am

DebDiMaggio

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Re: What to seed, what to plant, what to reap, any questions for me?

thanks Joy, I'm just reading up on how to take cuttings. I don't know if I dare, I feel bad about touching plants in the park but at the same time this is so huge I doubt anyone will notice. I've never done cuttings but I'm reading this plant has a 98% succsess tho I wont be seeing it till next spring.

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#156 Sun 27 Mar 11 11:54am

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: What to seed, what to plant, what to reap, any questions for me?

Good luck! smile  crossed
I'm sure the banksia rose wouldn't miss a cutting or two! cool

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#157 Sun 27 Mar 11 12:23pm

falconcy

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Re: What to seed, what to plant, what to reap, any questions for me?

I find that buying already established herb plants is way better than trying to grow them from seeds. The seeds seem to have issues with water and the sun. The established plants on the other hand just grow. We have a couple of different mint types now and a couple of different basil plants. The old mint had died off and is now starting to grow again, that should be ready in a week or two. I added chives yesterday and the taste is really good.

Some of the plants are starting to outgrow their pots already so I guess in a week or so we will be re-potting them into something bigger.

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#158 Wed 30 Mar 11 5:19pm

RobinMcaf

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Re: What to seed, what to plant, what to reap, any questions for me?

asublimepizza wrote:

hey there ! 
What kind of humidity levels are suitable for herbs, woody and non-woody ?  Anything to counter 90% humidity as well as 30% humidity levels: what can grow in these conditions ? 

( 90% humidity comes from historical geography that the land came from swamp subsequently reclaimed into urban life.  Nature is always true hence some signs of natures true characteristic still exisits in humidity and varying day and night temperatures and moisture. )

Hi there sublime pizza,

There is the so called 'lavender lament' which befalls gardeners in very humid areas so avoid lavender and other mediterranean herbs in tropical conditions but there are other herbs that love it like ginger, lemon grass, basil, tumeric bay, Kaffir lime, and mint. Where are you based?

Robin

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#159 Wed 30 Mar 11 5:23pm

RobinMcaf

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Re: What to seed, what to plant, what to reap, any questions for me?

WheelieFoodChik wrote:

Robin,
My zucchini doesn't seem to be doin' too hot. I'm growing my vegetables Aeroponically(I misidentified the method as hydroponic).oops  Anyway...My Zucchini sprouted in a week but the plant got trapped under the seed pod's label. Ma pulled the label back to let the top out and after I readjusted the label(which keeps the algae off) the leaves died. This zucchini plant's getting some good roots on it but no new leaves. I suppose I might monitor it more closely after giving my other vegetables their nutrient packs tomorrow...Aside from this, I'm not sure what else to do apart from starting over roll

My other plants are doing well. I harvested my lettuce this week...my tomatoes and peppers are coming along, so is the eggplant.  My swiss chard, I love...it's got about four leaves on it now. I tell you, those red stems with those green leaves...real pretty. big_smile

Also, you remember that gardening prediction I made before? That Ma would come to love my garden...it came true, sort of. My progress inside has inspired her to try vegetable gardening outside, again. Ma even wants to use fluorescent lighting to help w/ her seed starting shocked  Did I call it or what? cool

Hey there,

It sounds like good gardening - some failure, some success and lots of passion! Swiss chard is a beautiful colour I agree and it's good to see you inspiring your Mum!

Robin

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#160 Wed 30 Mar 11 5:31pm

RobinMcaf

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Re: What to seed, what to plant, what to reap, any questions for me?

DebDiMaggio wrote:

Robyn do you know what this plant is called??

http://www.jamieoliver.com:81/bloggers/ … p?id=71764


I want to get one for my terrace. There is one of these in the park opposite my house, it's huge the branches climb up a pine tree at least 10ft and it just climbs all over everything with these gorgeous yellow rose type flowers, but it looks a bit like jasmin.

I want to go to the garden center and ask them to order me one, but I don't know the name.

Also I will be happy to receive tips on the seeds I planted this week.

Sage
Oregano
Basil
Basil seeds from JO magazine
Chilis
Chives
Rocket
Curly Cress
and Sharon Fruit.

Hi Deb,

It looks like Rosea Banksiae Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' or Lady Banks' Yellow Rose. Others have suggested this already and they're right.

Sage - will take a very long time from seed. Good luck
Oregano and pretty easy. Don't overwater though. Sow in April. Outside in seedbeds is best.
Basil - sow in April. You can leave this one in a tray of water to keep the soil moist.

I'll answer the others when I've got more time!

All best, Robin

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