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Re: curry leaf import
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 07:28 AM »
...I cut the plant back in spring and harvested all the leaves in vacuum bags i have about 6 packs,..

That sounds like a very decent harvest! It'll be a wee while before my twig evolves into a stick lol!

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Re: curry leaf import
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2019, 10:00 AM »
A little while indeed lol, did you buy the citrus feed the Centre sell, ? i got some at the time i bought my plant, i use it on both the curry leaf tree and my lemon tree, I've still got 1/2 the 1 litre bottle left,


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Re: curry leaf import
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2019, 08:27 AM »
No, I didn't buy the Centre's citrus feed as I already have some for my lemon tree. I'll just have to work my way through the bags of dried curry leaves until the tree matures a bit.

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Re: curry leaf import
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2019, 11:46 AM »
They like Epsom Salts too, is it sprouting yet?


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Re: curry leaf import
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2019, 08:31 AM »
Sprouting? Hoho! It's still a twig - but a bigger, bushier twig! It's looking very healthy, but it'll be next year before I take any harvest. Luckily, I have a large bag of curry leaves which will keep me going.

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Re: curry leaf import
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2019, 10:20 AM »
I did find cutting the first branch after nurturing it hard esp considering there wasn't a lot on it, you have to have the mindset that to cut it back will induce more growth.
On a positive note my plant doubled its height last year purely i think because of the good weather we had. I feel outside is better for them,

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Re: curry leaf import
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2019, 04:55 PM »
I am trying to grow a plant as well.  Its about 15 cm's tall if that, in the greenhouse and it seems to be growing very slowly....Any tips or is this standard?  I am hardly watering it (I believe they like a lot of water in one go but then left to dry out), I believe they likely citrus feed which I haven't got yet...


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Re: curry leaf import
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2019, 05:50 PM »
Caveat lector — I Am Not a Gardener.  But if it likes citrus feed, and if it is growing only very slowly in the absence thereof, then I would personally give very serious consideration to acquiring and using some.

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Re: curry leaf import
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2019, 08:48 AM »
Follow Phil's advice, also if its living in a greenhouse as you say mist the leaves every day, it will help keep spider mite and scale insect at bay.

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Re: curry leaf import
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2019, 11:45 AM »
Thanks Micky.  Have looked for the citrus feed but I cannot find it locally so looks like an online purchase.  Thanks for the greenhouse advice too


 

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