Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Continuing on Garden Blog 2009..

I thought of taking pictures and posting them but as usual weekends are too short.
I will try to take some pictures sometime soon.

So far..
Spring colors started in our front yard with beautiful Daffodils. Tulips are up but no flower yet.

Vegetable garden:

Started mint and methi in the empty beds outdoor this weekend. Is it too early?

Indoor(started these from seeds):
I have few (4 or 5) egg plants
5 or 6 bottle gourds(sorakai)
5 or 6 Marigold,
8 Zinnia,
all my dosakai baby plants died(why? too much water?) very sad. need to start them again.
Waiting on
bell pepper,bannana pepper,snake gourd seeds to germinate.

I was able to germinate egg plant seeds using coffee filter/zip lock method. But soaking seeds in room temp water also seems to have same effect. Soak them in water for 24 hrs and sow them in soil less mix. They will sprout in 7 days.

Failed to germinate bell pepper seeds using the above. So now trying the soaking methods
The last batch I soaked them in water for 24 hrs and have sowed in soil less seed mix. Hope this works! Its been 4 days. Same thing with bannan pepper. But I sowed bannana Pepper seeds in regular potting mix. Does it make any difference? I have to wait and see.

Dosakai seeds germinated very fast and the baby plants died very fast too! . I am still sad about them. What did I do wrong? I soaked the seeds in water for 24 hours and sowed them in regular potting mix. Sprouted in 2-3 days. I was very happy to see them. Then they started dying in 1 week time? Planning to start new batch of dosakai tonight. I will post how they will do.

My snake gourd seeds are not yet germinating? Why? Its been 16 days so far. I read online they take upto 21 days to germinate and need warm temp upto 80 degree. I moved two of my snake gourd pots to the top of cable box this morning to see if it helps. Planning to start one more batch tomorrow as I really want to grow them this year.

More later..

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Garden Blog 2009

Spring is almost here and its time to start gardening. I love to grow vegetables in our back yard.

This year I am planning to do Peppers,Egg Plant,Bottle gourd,snake gourd,cucumber and other leafy vegetables. I will use this blog to post my success/failure.