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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2019, 12:18 PM »
I tried rooting powder, scratching the bark off, coating it in rooting powder, one stem i bought gave me a run and started to shoot buds but then died, i think the energy / food within the stem caused that, you might be right about my own plant, but that is providing me with my needs for now so i will leave it be.
I shall be cutting back a bit in march to stimulate new growth, last summer which was a good one it doubled in height.

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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2019, 01:07 PM »
Great looking curry leaf tree you have there mickyp

Love to grow one myself, but its not going to happen.

I just have to rely on my local Asian Store.
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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2019, 01:26 PM »
Great looking curry leaf tree you have there mickyp

Love to grow one myself, but its not going to happen.

I just have to rely on my local Asian Store.
@1.39GBP still cheap enough for its unique flavour.





Thank you,

It was one of those things that through a gauntlet down for me, buying the fresh leaves and thinking could i grow my own, so i looked into it.
After trying to grow cuttings i bought one about 10 ins high for £15, it just seemed a fun thing to try, i bought some citrus feed which it gets in its water, I lost about 6 ins off the top when it got knocked into the fishpond by the nephews playing football, and scale insect which was i think from originally living in the conservatory. Treated that and it goes into our cabin during the winter / frost.
Last year it thrived and produced a clutch of berries, these were late and didnt mature.

Unless your way up norf you could get one and grow it if you have the time lol, i did have to shut my eyes the first time i cut a sprig off to cook though  :(

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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2019, 07:42 PM »
Cut my tree back and harvested some leaves, hopefully new growth will kick in over the next month or so

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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2019, 07:44 PM »
Cutting, rooted using turmeric, fingies crossed

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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2019, 09:14 PM »
That looks a viable cutting. It may help to leave 1 or 2 leaves on the top side shoots. These will allow some photosynthesis to continue. Too many though is no good as you'd know. Did you only use Turmeric below ground?  A dab of Turmeric paste on the exposed cut surfaces is also beneficial to promote healing over and reduce risk of disease, mold or fungus attack.

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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2019, 11:18 PM »
Thanks for that Livo, i didnt know that about the tumeric paste, i will take that on board.

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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2019, 09:41 AM »
Well i hope the earth tremor that shook our house last night didn't upset twiglet the baby curry leaf tree,

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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2019, 04:18 PM »
Curry leaf cutting 22 days on,

Livo to answer your question which i somehow missed yes i used just Tumeric as a rooting powder nothing else, i also used soil from the garden rather than potting compost, firstly it gives more physical support and has no added nutrients, i wanted the cutting to root which i think its more likely to do if its hungry.
I also brought the cutting in and placed the pot on a heat mat to warm the soil, apparently that encourages root growth, its far from tropical here lol
« Last Edit: March 19, 2019, 05:31 PM by mickyp »


 


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