Tuesday, March 27, 2007

As the bhendi grows

I have feeling this is really a bean that escaped from Jack and the Beanstalk.

Time difference between the two pictures is 4 hours. It had opened up more and was even a bit greener. It was apparent to the naked eye that this thing had grown.

Now, if only my coneflowers would germinate.

7 introspections:

bee March 27, 2007 9:34 AM  

they're so cute.

Manisha March 27, 2007 3:48 PM  

Yes they are! And that one shot up during the night. Its height is now almost as much as the top of the toothpick! He's been named Jack. :-D

shilpa/eyeonnature April 03, 2007 9:04 AM  

Manisha! You are growing bhindi? Are you planning to grow them in a pot or on the ground? I've never tried to grow them, so have no idea how hard or easy it is or how good the harvest is from one plant.
Pliss to keep us posted!

Manisha April 03, 2007 9:58 AM  

I'm aim for the ground!

But I just don't know what shape they will be in when they actually get there!

I repotted them into two larger wide mouthed containers and started a few more seeds in peat pellets as well. They don't look very happy to me. A couple of the seedlings have leaves that are already drying out. I'm thinking of moving them closer to the water fountain for more humidity because it's not dry soil that is causing this.

So yeah, let's see how this goes!

Pel told me where to get karela seeds and my husband is now all enthu about it. So maybe he'll help me later in May to prepare the patch where these will be planted!

Most of the black-eyed susans have germinated. A couple of coneflowers have, too. But I have to keep them indoors till mid to end of May.

bee April 05, 2007 3:44 PM  

manisha, a warning. we tried planting some cabbage, etc. than can take teh cold a week after they sprouted, and tehya lld ied. they need to grow a bit, like the spalings you get at home depot - about that size - before transplanting them.

Manisha April 05, 2007 4:35 PM  

Thanks for letting me know. Did you harden them before you planted them in the soil?

My okra seedlings aren't very happy about being directly in the soil, even though it's indoors. :-(

bee April 10, 2007 1:56 PM  

i have a green house like thingy that looks like this with a plastic cover.


it gets very windy here and it can get frosty in april and may, so i'll set it up this weekend and take all the plants out and place them in it.

if you don't have one of these, take your bhindi plant out starting may and bring it in at night. then around end-may, plant it. i should have a few leaves and decent stem support.

all my cabbage and swiss chard that i planted in the ground before they grew a bit more died.

i'm leaning more and more towards getting saplings from the nusery.

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