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Growing Aparajita -Learning Journey by Suchit Gurav

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

Mrs Suchit Gurav is a home gardener from Keri (Pernem) and has a hobby of collecting different types of flowering plants

Here is what she has shared about her experience with Aparajita

My way of growing Aparajita from seeds

Soaking and Germination

1) Soak the seeds for 2/3 days (need to change water daily) by this way germination can seen in 7 to 8 days.

2) In a planter take potting mix of your choice with proper drainage (coconut husk/ peat, vermicompost, neem , garden soil )

3) You can use disposal cups or seedlings tray for sowing seeds.

4) Cover the planter with polythene or food wrap. Make 2 to 3 tiny holes to release moisture .

(For those who have rats and stays in flat system) or terrace gardening. (Optional)

5) Keep the seeds sown planter in semi shade. Avoid direct sunlight.

6) Give water only so much, that the top soil remains moist by sprinkling . Avoid over watering.

Post germination stage.

7) When seedlings become 6 to 7 inch of height you can shift them to nursery bag with potting mix of your choice

8) Avoid directly repotting seedlings in bigger planter.

9) After repotting seedlings, keep in semi shade for 5 to 7 days. Later you can keep them in sunlight for 2 to 3 hrs. Avoid direct afternoon sunrays.

10) Once seedlings spread its roots u can seen the new growth.

11) Do pinching on 10 inch seedlings so that stems grows stronger.

12) Once plant grows healthy it needs good amount sunlight 5 to 6 hrs. Fr flowering

13) Seed germination till flowering takes roughly 40 to 45 days depends on climate N seasons.

14) Kindly take more precautions the one who are growing seedlings in terrace or balcony gardening as rats and pigeons eat tender seedlings

15) Give vermicompost/fertilizer in gap of 20 to 25 days.

I give liquid fertilizer in between as per my availability.

Regularly trimming pinching helps in more flowering N pinching helps in over growth.

Mrs Suchit is a very passionate gardener and has 7-8 different kinds of Aparajita growing in her garden.

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