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Gardening without a Garden - Ideas for your window niche or Balcony.

Gardening without a Garden

 

Ideas for your window niche or Balcony
Nothing is more frustrating than being a garden lover trapped in an apartment.

Nothing is more satisfying than growing food that you can eat. What can you do? Here are some gardening projects that will work on even the smallest patio and balcony.

 

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If you're living in an apartment or any other place without a backyard, you may think that this is impossible, but you might be surprised by the variety of eatable you can grow in containers. If you've good luck growing in small containers, along with some other plants that have been recommended as good small space growers.

But remember, when you're starting your garden, that being able to fit things in is only half the work. Do your, explore, and make sure your soil, lighting conditions, and climate are right for your plants before you start.

The most important thing is a sun trap, because only with plenty of natural light and sunshine you can grow herbs really well. But the planting season is much longer than in the open.

 

 

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The especial combination of herbs and spices used in preparing Thai dishes is what gives Thai food its very distinctive character. There are a few herbs and spices which form the basis for Thai cooking.

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The Thai cuisine has the reputation of being one of the best cuisines in the world. This is characterized in particular by their fresh, healthy ingredients, fresh herbs, gentle preparation and not least by their sharpness. The Thais love the food spicy. The term "sharp" is really to be taken seriously in its meaning. Thai dishes are often seasoned with chili and curries and flavored with ginger and spices, but most important is the harmony of the cooking ingredients.

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Agasta, Leguminosae

Agasta is a delicious sour flowers that should not be missed.

 

It's full of calcium and phosphorus. Flowers enhance the body immunity and also has medicinal value, for the balance of the body in the medicine of Thailand. In fact, there are many benefits of it. So if you are planting flowers for your consumption, you are on the right way.

Fabaceae, Leguminosae  Agasta is a delicious sour flowers that should not be missed. It's full of calcium and phosphorus.

Botanic details:

A small, fast growing tropical legume tree, to a height of 10 m. It has exceptionally large pea flowers which range in colour from white and pink through to red. The leaves are finely pinnate and the seedpods are long and narrow. It is adapted to the tropics and is frost sensitive. Agati does best in warm humid areas, it does not tolerate temperatures below 10°C, but it will grow in a wide range of soils, even poor ones.

Planting

Sow: Wait for warm, weather to sow; a soil temperature of at least 25°C is needed.

Seed Preparation: It can be direct sown or sown into seedling trays for later transplanting. It is very important to use a free-draining seed raising mix.

Spacing: Plant out at 1.5 - 2 m spacings. Agati can be propagated by cuttings or seedlings.  

Uses:

 

Young leaves, flowers and tender pods are all favourite Asian vegetables. In Thailand, the flowers are called dok khae. The leaves contain over 36% crude protein (dry weight) and with their high mineral and vitamin content, they make a nutritious, vegetable.


Coriander - Of course herbs from Thailand - The Thai cuisine has the reputation of being one of the best cuisines in the world
Sweet Basil - Of course herbs from Thailand - The Thai cuisine has the reputation of being one of the best cuisines in the world
Long Coriander - Of course herbs from Thailand - The Thai cuisine has the reputation of being one of the best cuisines in the world

Thai basil (Ocimum basilicum)  has a particular sweet flavor reminiscent of anise, licorice and clove. Popular among the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), common balm, or balm mint, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the mint family Lamiaceae.

Thai kaffir lime seeds (lemon leaf)

Indispensable for Thai dishes - the kaffir lime provides a special, refreshing-spicy taste. The valued parts are the leaves and the peel or zest of the limes.  The fresh leaves are usually used in the kitchen.  It can be

Thai kaffir lime seeds (lemon leaf) Indispensable for Thai dishes - the kaffir lime provides a special, refreshing.

boiled, in the same way as bay leaves, in sauces and supple foods, giving a spicy, lemon-like flavor to the food.

A really tropical citrus, which wants to have warmth all year round and is best kept as a potted plant in the room. When you receive the seeds, wrapping them in damp kitchen towel for 12 hours before planting.

 

Growing Instructions

Combine together equal parts of peat, loam and sand in a bucket. Fill the growing media into individual small pots until filled.

Put the pots into a warm, bright location. The location should have a consistent temperature of between 21 and 25 deg. Celsius at all times. The Kaffir Lime likes, eight to 10 hours of light daily also should be available. Germination of the Kaffir lime tree seeds can begin in as little as 1 week, but can take up to 4 weeks.

Pot up the Kaffir lime tree seedlings into larger containers when they're about 2 to 3 inches tall. Give fertilizer once every 2 months to encourage plant growth.


Try small thai Eggplants. The especial combination of herbs and spices used in preparing Thai dishes is what gives Thai food its very distinctive character. There are a few herbs and spices which form the basis for Thai cooking.
Eggplant got its name because it was originally small and white, and thus looked like eggs hanging from the plant. Today, the white eggplant has a tough skin and a creamy, delicate flesh. Thai Eggplant
Round purple Thai Eggplants. Thai Eggplant - This golf ball-size eggplant is much more bitter than the American eggplant, especially the seeds. which should be removed before cooking.
White Eggplant - Eggplant got its name because it was originally small and white, and thus looked like eggs hanging from the plant.

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), common balm, or balm mint, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the mint family Lamiaceae.
Mini white Thai-Eggplants with green strips
Mini white Thai-eggplants with green strips

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Jakkrapat Chili by Marketplace3000.org
Purple winged bean by Marketplace3000.org

Thai Herbs - Buy online for your garden. The especial combination of herbs and spices used in preparing Thai dishes is what gives Thai food its very distinctive character. There are a few herbs and spices which form the basis for Thai cooking.

How to Grow Thai-Herbs
When I first fell in love with gardening, my biggest seducer was herbs. I found herbs to be not only one of the easiest types of plants to grow, but they were also the most fun to create a garden with - not to mention the most versatile group of plants out there.
Among the tremendous species of herbs from which I could choose, basil (Ocimum basilicum) was one of my favorites to experiment with. I found that not only was basil easy to grow and handy for the kitchen, but storing and propagating basil was a snap.

Of course herbs from Thailand 

The Thai cuisine has the reputation of being one of the best cuisines in the world. This is characterized in particular by their fresh, healthy ingredients, fresh herbs, gentle preparation and not least by their sharpness. The Thais love the food spicy. The term "sharp" is really to be taken seriously in its meaning. Thai dishes are often seasoned with chili and curries and flavored with ginger and spices, but most important is the harmony of the cooking ingredients.

Gardening without a garden

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