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Post  rajmahendra on 9/1/2016, 8:22 am



Setting up my box at home




Initial setup


Current setup. 

I do lost some plants in germination due to heat etc (i hope)
 But still its going with all fun Smile  

I yet to add a Trellis, planning with upvc pipe and nylon threading.
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Post  Kelejan on 9/1/2016, 8:31 am

Looking good, rajmahendra.  Before you know it, the box will be full to overflowing. Very Happy

Keep the pictures coming.
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Post  sanderson on 9/1/2016, 12:44 pm

How fun!

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Post  landarch on 9/2/2016, 12:36 pm

what are you growing?  I just got back from an Indian grocery and had no clue what some of the produce was.
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Post  rajmahendra on 9/3/2016, 1:27 am

landarch wrote:what are you growing?  I just got back from an Indian grocery and had no clue what some of the produce was.
Take some pic and share i will try to name them Smile

I have corn, Okra, Chinese Cabbage(not that much growing), bokchw, Spneach,  tomato, broad beans, chilli, bitter gourd, marigold, garlic...
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 9/5/2016, 7:30 am

It looks great!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/5/2016, 10:52 am

Looking good, Raj!  flower
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Post  Mimi2 on 9/5/2016, 9:16 pm

Great box Raj! Thanks for sharing. Please tell us how things go Smile
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Post  rajmahendra on 9/23/2016, 9:57 pm

Ok, another update!   DIY Trellis! 







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Post  Judy McConnell on 9/23/2016, 10:10 pm

Wow!!  Nice job!!!!
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Post  trolleydriver on 9/23/2016, 10:58 pm

Judy McConnell wrote:Wow!!  Nice job!!!!

+1 Well done!   cheers

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Post  sanderson on 9/24/2016, 2:46 am

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 9/24/2016, 8:06 am

Raj, that looks WONDERFUL! The bees will love your corn...

Looks like you have a curious onlooker in the background. It will be great to see others following your example.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 9/24/2016, 8:20 am

Looking great!
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Post  rajmahendra on 9/24/2016, 11:06 am

AtlantaMarie wrote:Raj, that looks WONDERFUL!  The bees will love your corn...

Looks like you have a curious onlooker in the background.  It will be great to see others following your example.
Yes.... when i was installing 3 guys watching from their terrace and today 7 family came to my house for visit Razz 

Its a heavy rainy days... hope the flowers wont fall down :o have some good number of cucumber flower!
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Post  sanderson on 9/24/2016, 2:31 pm

Raj, It is great that other people are watching your Tryst. You are setting an example.

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Post  Turan on 9/24/2016, 9:29 pm

O very nice! Roof top gardens are such a great idea.
Are there enough bees up that high to pollinate the cucumber flowers or will you do that by hand?

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Post  rajmahendra on 9/26/2016, 2:49 am

I have some flower plats s in terrace i see butterfly but not yet bees... also i see mostly male flowers if i dont see bees etc i may do it in hand.
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Post  Kelejan on 9/26/2016, 4:42 pm

I am enjoying your updates and pictures, Raj.  We are all cheering you on here.  Have you managed to eat anything yet?

I still remember the first radish I ever grew. It was perfect and tasted delicious.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/26/2016, 10:36 pm

Nice SFG, Raj!  Excellent veggies on the way!  Very Happy
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Post  Mimi2 on 9/27/2016, 8:12 pm

Your plants look so healthy. They are doing so well. Nice trellis too.  I should make one of those for my Sfg.
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Post  rajmahendra on 10/3/2016, 1:51 am

Turan wrote:O very nice! Roof top gardens are such a great idea.
Are there enough bees up that high to pollinate the cucumber flowers or will you do that by hand?
You are right... i am not seeing any bee on terrace height Smile  I see two female flowers yesterday and did a hand polination using paintbrush #fingerscrossed if it works i will do regularly Razz
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Post  rajmahendra on 10/3/2016, 1:54 am

Mimi2 wrote:Your plants look so healthy. They are doing so well. Nice trellis too.  I should make one of those for my Sfg.
Yes Smile  I first plan to buy UPVC but i choose 2 10foot CPVC pipe and nylon thread. 
First i put holes on cpvc pipe to connect the thread but later got idea of just circle around two poles vertically and horizontal intersect the vertical thread.  As of now its quiet strong and holding the cucumber better.  
Its easy for me to move the thread if plants are not properly reaching etc.
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Post  ralitaco on 10/3/2016, 6:07 pm

Looks very nice Raj. I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I am concerned about your trellis. The plants can get very heavy when it is full and also when the plants cover the trellis their leaves may make it susceptible to the wind.
1. How is it secured to the box?
2. Do you have anything in place to keep it from falling over (either forwards onto the other plants or backwards onto the roof)?

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