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Container gardening

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » January 6th, 2013, 11:28 am

Last spring I visited Irfans home his potted annuals were wonderful. I was so impressed that I decide to go for container gardening in full steem.
I am using 2 parts river sand, 2 parts bhall, 1 part leaf compost and some cow manure and a little NPK 20-20-20.
The result is quite satisfactory, to me.
A 14 inch pot of Marigold

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Re: Container gardening

Post by rabia » January 6th, 2013, 12:04 pm

Beautiful....add some more pictures of other flowers as well...

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Re: Container gardening

Post by whitetiger297 » January 6th, 2013, 11:02 pm

beautiful

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Re: Container gardening

Post by Izhar » January 7th, 2013, 10:58 am

Sir, you mentioned to use crushed bricks for hippeastrum, can we use it in perennials??.. in my opinion, for annuals there is not much problem in using conventional mixes like 2 part soil (balu mitti here) with 1 part manure, this mix when supplied by a little NPK is good for 4-5 months (a period in which most annuals complete their life cycle here) but for perennials there is a marked decline.. especially for a flowering/fruiting perennial like Gardenia, rose, lemon..

I will be reverting to container/small bed gardening by this year.. need to develop a good mix with proper air porosity, water holding capacity and buffered acidic pH.. and by using the locally available stuff..

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Re: Container gardening

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » January 7th, 2013, 12:36 pm

Izhar you are right.
For perennials I am using crushed brick mix
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I add coarse brick crush for bulbs having thick roots

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And add leaf compost if desired.
Leaf compost heap
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I add chemical fertilisers and not the cow manure.

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Re: Container gardening

Post by Izhar » January 7th, 2013, 12:48 pm

Limiting factor for me is that in Karachi we dont have red bricks (i will look for it at the kumhar parra), you get these crushed bricks from kiln?

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Re: Container gardening

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » January 7th, 2013, 8:59 pm

rabia wrote:Beautiful....add some more pictures of other flowers as well...
Other colours

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Lillium on its last legs

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Last of the Iris

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So long

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Re: Container gardening

Post by whitetiger297 » January 10th, 2013, 11:21 pm

Mashallah fantastic
More pics plz :D

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