What sort of temperature can they take before you bring them in. I assume any frost and they would be toast, although it seemed they would survive a light frost in SoCal
Curry trees are the most sensitive to cold of the plants that I bring inside. They do not like it much below 50°, while the kaffir lime and bay laurel can get down into the 30s, and may be able to take a very brief frost, though I don't risk it, since I don't have to! And when I hear that the lows will be getting into the 40s, I trim the curry tree, and if I only have a couple of those nights, I put it on my back porch, then back out. But when the lows will be consistently in the 40s, it is the first one inside.
Post by pepperhead212 on Jan 11, 2021 19:33:46 GMT -5
Here are those curry tree seedlings almost more than 3 months after planting! I had a couple more than the 5 germinate, and two of these were actually came up late, in the pots with 2 of the others, and I left them, since they were an inch or so apart. I had them under a blue LED light, and they seemed to grow well, though slowly (probably the norm), not getting leggy. I re-potted them today, wetting the mix with some dilute hydroponics nutrients, also adding a few drops of Bt israelensis, for the fungus gnats. I transferred them to sit under a stronger LED 5,000k bulb - I'll see if they grow faster. All 5 of the curry tree plants, started from seed, re-potted 1-11-21 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Post by pepperhead212 on Mar 30, 2021 19:00:52 GMT -5
Those smaller ones all died, and the larger one stopped growing, and started dropping leaves. I finally removed it from the pot, with little root growth, so I put it in my hydroponics. Still no growth, but it stopped dropping. If no growth soon, I'll give up on it.
Post by pepperhead212 on Oct 16, 2021 21:34:04 GMT -5
Didn't do well last year, but this time I'm trying again, and I had a lot more ripe berries this year. I even sprouted 2 of them in just 2 days in that Instant Pot, and they came up today, but so did one of the 6 that I planted without sprouting them early! Took just over 2 weeks to come up - about what was normal when not started early. Here's a photo - I have it under my new LED, but since it is dimmable, I turned it down, but put it up close. Here are the 3 seedlings, so far: Curry tree seedlings, finally, on 10-16, planted on 09-29 by pepperhead212, on Flickr