Wednesday, November 14, 2007

PLANTS FROM MY PANTRY

METHI/FENU GREEK PLANT


Just sow the methi seeds(fenugreek seeds) and u can see the seedlings coming out after 3 days or so.
care:water daily.see that there is proper drain.do not let the roots soak in water.need lot of sunlight(direct or indirect)

MUSTARD PLANT FOR DECORATION



I have no idea that i can eat this or not.but i just grew it as a decorative piece for my computer table.

sow the seeds and u can see the seedling after 3 days.

care:water daily.see that there is prpoer drain.let soil stay moist.need sunlight(direct or indirect).

INDIAN CHILLI PLANT:


i picked some seeds from indian dry red chillies which r good ,pure red ,very shiny n do not have holes.
just sow and wait for a few days and u can see the seedlings.
once u seethe seedlings, wait for 2 or 3 days and carefully transfer it to a big pot.plant one seedling per pot, so that they grow well and have enugh room for the roots.

care:water daily.see that there is prpoer drain.let soil stay moist.need plenty of water & sunlight(direct) .do not let the roots soak in water when the plant starts to give its actual leaves




MINT

remove the leaves of store bought mint springs and just insert it 1 inch deep into the soil cover and water daily.u can see those small leaves coming out after 4 or 5 days.

care:water daily.see that there is prpoer drain.let soil stay moist.need sunlight(direct or indirect).do not let the roots soak in water when the plant starts to give its actual leaves.



13 comments:

alina_m said...

hi Shanti!your blog is excellent!!It is beautiful,fresh,authentic and delicious.I loved browsing thru' it more so b'coz we share the same interests!!I saw ur name in my profile visitors page in orkut,and found ur blog url too!!Congrats for such a great blog!

Suganya said...

I love the ornamental mustard greens. Your garden is pretty.

Mandira said...

love your garden shanti, absolutely beautiful. Nandita of Saffron trail also grew mustards and think she cooked them too! check it out.

DEEPA said...

excellent garden ...nice and clean picks....great going lady

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

hey, you have a lovely garden!!!!! they all look so very beautiful... Keep it going!!

Dhivya Karthik said...

Oh how I am wishing for a small garden of my own! Hoping to get one!

bee said...

the mustard plant is gorgeous. so are the others, but that one is really pretty.

bee said...

the mustard plant is gorgeous. so are the others, but that one is really pretty.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I like to grow methi coz very soon they sprout...Your mini gardens look beautiful!!

Lissie said...

Hi shanti, your garden looks lovely! i love gardening. growing methi is a good idea! will try that soon :))

Namratha said...

Wow, lovely plants Shanti, liked the flowers and thanks for the info on the other plants, I'm planning to grow them now!!

Kribha said...

wow...All your plants look super good. Never knew that just sowing methi will turn into a plant. One question. What do u mean by proper drain?
I got a basil plant sometime back. I watered it regularly. But I kept a plate under the pot as the water was coming out. After a few days it went bad. I mean it didn't survive. Donno want went wrong. Maybe I should not have kept the plate down. hmm...I'm zero in gardening. I just know to water and prune it at times.

Padmaja said...

Awesome kitchen garden!!
Was surfing for kitchen plants in India and got your blog..
Superb idea of using very own household resources for kitchen garden..