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by giaur500
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 24
Views: 2509

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Don't feel good about starting from seed, reviews not good. 5 days soaked (1 day warm water, 4 days cold water), popped within 5 days. Not soaked are still dead, but I'm pretty sure they are going to germinate too. Sprouts grow pretty fast, I'm optimistic so far (unless, that's not actually sweet p...
by giaur500
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

This year I'm definitely trying kiwano again, but my little balcony experiment of last year turns into a real greenhouse experiment for this year! I ordered a greenhouse and it arrived yesterday, now I have to make room for it and build it. Hope I'm still on time! It's a little too early to sow kiw...
by giaur500
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 24
Views: 2509

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Well I'm sure I won't get flowers or seeds, need to buy them. But I think grow from seeds should be possible. I purchased seeds pack, they are cheap ( I hope that's real seeds, not a fake). Maybe I will post my results here. The problem is that nobody cares how to germinate seeds, so I am unable to ...
by giaur500
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 24
Views: 2509

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Has anybody tried to grow sweet potato from seeds? As sweet potato produces flowers and seeds, it shoud be possible to grow from seeds and afaik commercial plantators use that way quite often. But I am unable to find any tips how to grow (grow temperature etc), because growing from seeds is not popu...
by giaur500
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

You can always ask Chinese friends, they bascially own eveyrhing: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000393418263.html. That's possible to grow dragon fruit indoor, it's even possible to get fruits, but not so easy. Taste is not as impressive as therir look though. In my opionion, there is no any tast...
by giaur500
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

If you have green fruits, put them together with ripe apples, into hermetic container. After 3-5 days all fruits will be orange. Size of fruits does not matter.

That's natural way to speed up ripe process
by giaur500
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Hi everyone, it's been a long time because we're finally moving to the house with a sunny garden! I am both really excited for it and also kind of afraid for all the new challenges coming with the garden we're about to inhabit. I forgot to post about it but I already ate my kiwanos (horned melons) ...
by giaur500
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Some tips about storing kiwano: https://ucanr.edu/datastoreFiles/234-2128.pdf interesting reading. In summary, avoid temperature below 15 °C, otherwise it will decay in 2 months
by giaur500
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Next year I'll be testing them on solid land too! To get the best result, make sure used place is sunny (more direct sun = better) and sheltered from wind. Plant your seeds indoor (use small flower pots) at the end of winter, then remove from pots and plant to ground as soon as risk of frost ends (...
by giaur500
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Well, that's much more generous crop than I've expected. Nothing professional here. It seems kiwano has no any specific requirements to grow. It only needs direct, hot sun all day and reasonable watering. In low temperatures, it stops growing, but it survive (unlike most other tropical plants). Very...
by giaur500
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

That's how only 4 plants grow: https://i.imgur.com/TOPYPEB.jpg Final crop: https://i.imgur.com/hFrQ0aK.jpg Fruits are really large, I don't think they are larger in Africa: https://i.imgur.com/qmYRQO3.jpg Too bad they have been harvested wet, I hope they are not going to decay because of that. Unfor...
by giaur500
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

As I am sometimes succeding with watermelon and sweet potato (not impressive, but not so bad), I'm sure avocado (there must be always summer), citrus fruits, mangoes or even rosmarinus are definitely not possible in my climate zone. Avocado or mango needs no winter and summer all the time, citrus fr...
by giaur500
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Did you cut away some of your fruits and kept the two best? No. I kept all fruits. There are many, I think several dozen from one plant. There may be various reasons why fruits are small: too dry or too cold (especially, at the first stage) or soil is not rich enough. High day temperature (high I m...
by giaur500
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

You got very small fruits. Mine are even bigger than I can buy in supermarket (I planted seeds taken from one of them), 15-20 cm: https://i.imgur.com/9duKFo9.png (picture taken 10 days ago, now they are a bit more yellow and they seems to be bigger). Are you really growing them in a temperate marit...
by giaur500
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 137
Views: 19463

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

I moved my outdoor pepper pots inside last week. I think the lower night time temperatures were starting to impact on them, even though I covered them overnight with some fleece. Now they are on an indoor window sill, the remaining peppers are growing larger and turning red. They're not getting so ...

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