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Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Anandchitra, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Anandchitra

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    Dear Friends
    Do post all your general questions on vegetable gardening here so as to help everyone who are answering. Thanks.
     
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    Dear AC mam,

    Bowits great idea to start a seperate thread on Questions regarding Vegetable Gardening.
    hope it will be useful for many.
     
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    Hi AC,

    looks like great minds think alike.....or did u catch my wavelength! Whatever that is...just yestaerday i was thinking that i need to have some kitchen window veggge plants, and was thinking of googling maybe. But of course as all resolutions, it died a premature death, ......but now that you have started this thread i hope to start rethinking...

    My first question....can i just strew mustard seeds in a pot and will that yield anything edible...he he( i am really a dumbo in terms of gardening.....i remember Kamala had tried a year ago or so to help me with flowering plants)

    What else can i sow......my my have to learn thegardening terminology also!
    Thanks from me for starting this thread!
     
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    Dear SLP
    Glad to see yur post
    Are u planning any veggies?
    We are planning to do okra. already dh has prepared one bed except for soil. he and ds love okra so the enthu for it.
    on my own i am planning so far karela and gourd so far.
     
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    Sindhuja Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Sudha,
    I am not sure about mustards. I remember my mom telling somebody that kadugu chedi is not good for the house. May be scientifically there should be some reason. You can sow fenugreek seeds and you could see the sprouts shooting up within a week.
    You can also get some pudhina stalks and plant it in a pot. I use rectangular trays or pots. Please do not plant on the ground. Your full lawn will become a pudhina garden soon. You could also sow red chilli seeds. All the best!

    Also check the link below

    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/gardening/3511-indoor-vegetebales.html

    Sindhu
     
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    Sindhuja Silver IL'ite

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    Dear AC,
    Thanks for starting this thread.
    AC, I visit your blogs often. Sorry that I did not get time to give FB.
    Are you planning for okra this season?
    Can you share the details about planting it?

    regards,
    Sindhu
     
  7. Anandchitra

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    My dear Chudha
    Ofcourse GREAT minds think alike !Bow

    please do not hesitate to ask. I am also relatively new but enjoy gardening and I know many of our friends here are very helpful too.

    Sowing Mustard Seeds:
    Sow mustard seeds 1/4 to 1/3 inch deep, and 3" apart. Thin seedlings to 5" - 9" apart. Separate the rows, 1 foot apart.
    Sow seeds early in the spring and a second crop in the early fall. They prefer cool weather, so leave the middle of the summer for the heat loving vegetables.
    Maturity: 45-50 days
    How to Grow Mustard:
    Mustard plants grow well in most good garden soils. They prefer full sun and cool weather. Planting successive small crops, separated about a week apart, results in a continuous supply of greens.
    Mustard plants should be grown quickly. Use plenty of water, and ample amounts of fertilizer, to promote fast growth of tender, green leaves. Water plants during dry periods.
    Keep the plants well weeded, so weeds do not compete for water and nutrients. It makes harvesting easier, too.
    Harvesting:
    Mustard greens are eaten raw, or cooked. Harvest leaves while young and tender. Pick individual leave, or the entire plant. Leaves get tough and have a strong flavor during hot, dry weather.
    Mustard seeds should be harvested when the plants begin to yellow. You want to leave them on the plants as long as possible, but before the pods burst open and spill their seeds.

    Spring temps will be good to get started.​
     
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    Dear Sudha
    Regarding what other veggies to grow : Do you have a source to get seeds?
     
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    Dear Friends
    some pictures from my brother in law's garden:)
     

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    :wowbeautiful vegetables and plants. love the photos AC.
     

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