Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Lesson on Impermanence

What makes a healthy, fruit growing plant wilted within 1 week?

It's only my 2nd chilli and I am waiting to harvest it when it turns red!!! But I doubt that is going to happen now. Look at this plant now! What happened? Too much water? Or too much heat from the scorching sun? Or.......or.....what? My heart aches as I look at this plant. The water that I poured on it doesn't revive the plant. I think I will be saying goodbye to it really soon.

The chilli is still dangling on its stem.
Another lesson on impermanence. Now you see it, now you don't. I just have to accept this fact of life. Changes come and Ie have to manage it positively!
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I shared the incident of my chilli plant with 2 friends whose parents love growing vegetables. They said chilli is a plant with lotsa pest problems, similar to tomatoes. And a good way to get chilli to grow is to provide it with nitrate. We can get natural nitrate by diluting one part of our URINE (yup, URINE!) with 10 parts of water. That's another organic fertilizer for chilli to grow well.


Another tips in growing vegetable is to sprinkle some sea salt around your vegetable plants. The sea salt is sodium hydrochloride and this sodium is also another form of nutrient required by plants.


I wondered if anyone has tried both the above before.

8 comments:

Malar said...

I just started to grow my Chili plant, so i have no idea on what went wrong with yours.... Hope sea salt can do a magic!

One said...

JC, You may want to try used coffee and tea ground. If you plant it in a pot, dilute in water and pour the water onto the roots. If you are planting on the ground, then you can bury some of those used grounds near the stem, but not don't let it touch the stem or you get stem rot.
Read more :
http://onenezz.blogspot.com/search/label/coffee%20ground

kitchen flavours said...

I have the same luck with chili plants. I'm embarassed to say the numbers of chili plants that came and went in my garden! Even right now, there are three plants in the critical stage of "matter of life and death"! Can't help you on this! Maybe we should try One's idea on applying ground coffee or tea.

Blur Ting said...

From the look of the leaves, it might be infestation problem. I have the same problem with growing chilli. After a very fruitful harvest, my chilli plant is also dying now.

璇陳陳陳竹 said...

多謝美味的心靈雞湯......................................................

kitchen flavours said...

Hi JC,
Forgotten to mention that I have left a tip on how to keep coriander fresh in the fridge at my coriander posting. Look it up when you are free!

Autumn Belle said...

I'm sorry about the chili plant. Chili plants are prone to pests problems. Good to know about the sea salt tip.

黃英吳思潔吳思潔邦 said...

君子遇窮困,則德益進,道益通。............................. ....................................

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