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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2019, 02:39 PM »
Just as a point of interest, with what would you feel comfortable spraying a greenfly-infested edible leaf if you were later planning to eat those leaves ?
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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2019, 03:12 PM »
Phil, I'd spray edible leaves with soapy water. Soap always kills bugs, but there is no residual action so you'd need to keep spraying until the bugs are gone.

Natural bug predators like ladybugs or dragon flies would also help.


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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2019, 04:01 PM »
Hi Phil ive used an insecticide spray, it say's if using on edible fruit do not harvest for three days from spraying, i will not be harvesting these until late summer or even next year when i will prune, the leaves will be washed, dabbed dry, used or frozen. Bham i do mist it and the chilli plants with water containing a drop of Fairy liquid which will then sit on the leaves rather than roll off, bugs dont like wet leaves lol

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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2019, 10:35 AM »
I'm impressed with the efforts on home growing curry leaves and the pictures of full plants shown are great.  I've given up on growing stuff now
so obviously have to buy this sort of thing at one of the local Asian stores.  However, yesterday I came across a supply at Sainsbury's - 5g (3 sprigs) £1.20.  Good enough for me and probably enough for two or maybe three curries
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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2019, 02:41 PM »
BB, its all about the fun and challenge, it would be 18 months before you could harvest anything but its a tenner well spent.
+ points for you is you dont have to worry when you go on holiday about curry leaves and chilli's lol.
Next time you go to your local Curry House, ask them where they get there's, they may even give you some ;)
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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2019, 05:28 PM »
Better value for sure.
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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2019, 05:17 PM »
Yay curry leaf tree has hatched a sproglet

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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2019, 07:55 PM »
You sure that's not a stray weed mate?

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Re: Curry Leaves
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2019, 09:27 PM »
Lol, checked that Mr Garp, it’s a baby deffo


 



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