Thursday, January 11, 2018

Grow curry leaves at home in 5 easy steps| How to save your dying curry leaves plant




I recently got into growing herbs and edibles at home; I am still learning myself and thus experimenting one plant at a time.

Tip: For beginners, I would suggest to buy an already potted plant from a nursery. Growing plants from seed can take months or even years. Having an already potted plant is easy to take care of and is generally sturdier than the one which is just growing from seed.

I had got my curry leaf plant from a nursery but after buying it, I realised that it was dry, unhealthy and wasn’t growing at all. I tried providing it with fertilisers and nutrients but all failed. The only option I had was to prune it.

If you have a curry leaf plant which is not growing or is unhealthy then you can do the same thing.
            Step 1: harvest all the healthy leaves (if any)

Step 2: cut off the branches at the nodes. Node is where a plant grows from. Make sure you make a clean cut.

Step 3:  water it everyday in the morning. Curry leaf plant loves water but do not over do it. Watering once a day is enough.

Step 4: add fertilizers, I personally add some tea leaves every week. If you have a healthy and nutrient rich soil, you can skip this step. If you do not have a nutrient rich soil and wish to use organic fertilizers then you can add some tea leaves and cut up organic kitchen waste in the soil. This will decompose naturally and turn into rich manure for the plant.

Step 5: keep watering the plant and a few weeks later you’ll notice new leaves growing.

You now have a healthy green curry leaves plant. You can use the leaves in your food preparations.










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20 comments:

  1. Cool. My curry leaf plant died off. Not sure why. I shall try your tips next time. :-)

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  2. this is seriously cute. I love my plants too.

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  3. I love curry leaves in food! Thank you for sharing this! Will plant one in home

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  4. I have three of them at home and simply love them. great tips about the tea leaf as manure- shall try it and see how it works for them.

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  5. Very useful tips, Pooja. This is exactly what I needed!

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  6. I loved the step by step pics of curry leaves! It is such a proud moment when the almost dead plant sprouts back to life! Nice tips.

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  7. Thats fantastic. Though my curry leaf plant did not die and is flourishing, This will be useful if that happens sometime.

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  8. I add tea leaves and onion/garlic peels for my curry leaves plant. Love the way you have explained with step by step pics!

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  9. Thanks for this. I can finally try to grow my own curry leaves plant.

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  10. Oh I so want to grow a curry leave plant. We don't get curry leaves in my city.

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  11. I so want to grow curry leaves in my balcony. Thanks for sharing this useful post.

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  12. Wow that's so cool idea I will share with mom. As she loves gardening

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  13. I always use curry leaves in my hair oil. I have to buy from market. Now I can grow in my balcony.

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  14. We have curry leaves in my mom's kitchen garden :) Thanks for the tips

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  15. Loved this post a lot,helpful tips with these beautiful captures.

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  16. This is awesome
    Thank you so much for sharing the tips.

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  17. this is such a lovely post. im not in to plants at all really, but i loved reading this - its like giving life to a dying being :-)

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  18. Thanks for sharing these tips, will surely keep them in mind!

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