I have been trying to my transform my black thumb into a green one with several plants in Taiwan. The information I find online about caring for plants is most of the time not suitable for Taiwan’s humid and hot environment. If you have any tips about indoor/outdoor plants please share.
So far the non fail item in Taiwan is definitely mint and ferns. I was surprised to see how well Calatheas behave indoors here, even though they are famous for being very hard to care for plants. My collection is still small they they look just OK, as I am still trying to get the grip of this.
I gave my calathea to a family member and now I got an old and ugly one, will try to make it as beautiful as the other.
Didn’t take picture of the other balcony with the rest of it and some indoor ones.
I want to buy a monstera but haven’t found one in the Jianguo flower market yet.
Share your tips and what you have. What is the biggest obstacle you have found in Taiwan when caring for plants?
For me it is to keep a dehumidifier on in the bedroom so that I can save my closet and sanity but my plants hate it.
Excuse me to be rude, but… you are joking, aren’t you?
There are literally hundreds of Taiwanese FB groups about gardening
on the balcony, inside the house, in the yard, on a farm, organic, and even BD
Anyway, having said that, your plants look good. Keep going
Isn’t it a beautiful way to enhance the environment of a house ?
Got one of them in a completely dark room, still going strong. There are a few forever living plants, mother in laws tongue is one of them, I wonder the name origin lol
Thanks for the support. I will try to post the rest of the pictures. I am a baby in this field of greenery.
I hope everything goes well and you post lovely pictures here. Rooting for you!
I grew tomatoes on my balcony, well, let me not lie to myself: try to grow, they are just some very long and with leaves only on the top sticks of ugliness. Is it how it is supposed to go? Cabbage is even more abnormal, they have been there for months and only a few leaves after being transplanted to a larger pot. I am not even sure they are cabbage anymore.
No rudeness, in Taiwan everyone is on Facebook. I am not on Facebook though and not on all the other social medias. Everytime I need something from Facebook I ask my neighbor. But seriously, I try to look for information in a English, maybe I should start checking in Chinese with all the blogs etc. I prefer English though not because of the language but mostly because of the writing and/or video style. I like things straight to the point, but I might have to sacrifice that for this.
Thanks for your comments on my plants. It is indeed a therapy thing to have them. Not only beautiful but so uplifting to see them changing they by day into more green and fuller plants.
From the local garden center, but I don’t really recommend them – they’re too deep and the bottom has a flat edge which makes it annoying to get water in from underneath. For my next batch I’m trying these, which are shallower and have ridged bottoms (and are ridiculously cheap):
No grow tent, just an empty room in my house. When summer comes I’m gonna have to figure out something for temperature control – maybe just insulation panels and the AC.
Lights are just daisy-chained 6500K T5 LEDs from B&Q. Microgreens don’t particularly care so long as they get plenty of blue. What I’ve read is that the fancy grow lights will be more power-efficient, but not particularly better for the plants.
Maybe Kratky them? That’s my plan for the tomatoes. You start them in little trays and then put them in basically a water jar with a bit of nutrient mix, and then all they need is light, and a water change every few months or so.
A quick Youtube search suggests it works just fine for hot peppers.