GARDENING: ‘WHY CAN’T I GET LOCAL RED AND YELLOW PEPPERS HERE?’ – Newspaper

GARDENING: ‘WHY CAN’T I GET LOCAL RED AND YELLOW PEPPERS HERE?’ – Newspaper

Q. I lately got here throughout your article ‘Some prefer it scorching’ and wished to know if varied colored capsicums (Shimla mirch) grown from the identical seed? If that’s the case, why are the purple and yellow ones not available out there?

A. All peppers, not solely capsicum, are completely different from one another. They’re grown the identical approach however every selection has sure distinctive set of necessities which make its farming completely different. Inexperienced capsicums will not be solely utilized in salads, Chinese language delicacies and quick meals however in numerous native curries as nicely. Its cultivation has considerably elevated as a result of its demand. We already carried an article on rising inexperienced bell peppers at house again in April 2023. Bell peppers are additionally grown in purple, yellow, orange and purple colors right here, however for the reason that inexperienced one is extra commercially viable, it will get growers alternative choice. Colors aside from inexperienced are usually consumed for Italian delicacies, salads and quick meals and you’ll seldom discover it in any native curries.
Q. Do the seeds of the vegatables and fruits stored in a fridge germinate if we attempt to develop them?

A. Sure, they often do typically.

All of your gardening queries answered right here

Q. I’ve a lemon plant which used to offer numerous fruit. Nevertheless, lately the dimensions of the lemons has gone down in addition to the amount produced by the plant. Secondly, it’s brownish yellow in color. I’m enclosing {a photograph} to your reference. Please advise easy methods to enhance the feel and color. Your assist will probably be tremendously appreciated.

A. From my perspective the question is missing just a few issues. Firstly, it might have been useful for those who had talked about your metropolis as a result of that might assist me verify the climate and rainfall within the space. Secondly, I have no idea whether or not the plant is potted, planted within the floor or in an open area and its water schedule. Thirdly, there isn’t any point out of the pesticides and fertilisers, if any, getting used together with the well being standing of flowers and leaves. So, I’m responding to your question with no matter expertise and information I’ve.

Having seen the picture you despatched, I imagine it’s stricken with one of many frequent fungal illnesses that often infect the citrus fruit and crops which is named Citrus melanose. It often spreads in a short time when it faces splash of water or rainfall. Because of this all of the contaminated fruit, flower or leaves ought to be instantly minimize and faraway from the plant. Seemingly, this fungal an infection is the first motive the color of the lemons pores and skin is browner and the dimensions and amount of the lemons in your plant has lowered considerably. Though, I might at all times suggest choosing natural alternate options, on this case it’s possible you’ll have to buy any of the copper-based pesticides broadly accessible in plant shops all through Pakistan, particularly for any such fungal management in citrus. Attempt to spray it within the winter season and never throughout rainfall. It ought to ideally be sprayed earlier than flowering part or when there are only a few flowers on the plant. The flowers are prone to fall off —one of many undesirable repercussions of utilizing the spray. You might minimize off and prune the crowded stems to extend air circulate and aeration of the plant. I hope my response will assist together with your question. Do preserve us up to date.

Q. A plant vendor on my road is promoting potted small crops of marigold and petunia flowers however they’re with out flowers and buds. Ought to I buy them or is it not the correct season to take action?

A. It’s the excellent time.

The one disadvantage is that you could be not be capable to determine the color variations of the flowers beforehand.

Please ship your queries and emails to doctree101@hotmail.com. The author is a doctor and a bunch for the YouTube channel ‘DocTree Gardening’ selling natural kitchen gardening

Revealed in Daybreak, EOS, November twenty sixth, 2023

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