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Murrya koenigii is a great plant that can be used as a plant in the garden or for flavouring curries. Throw the leaves away once the dish has been prepared or it’s delicious fried or put on the barbie and add a zing to your next steak!


How to grow curry trees in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny or part sun position. A rich well drained soil, prepare soil by adding Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. Needs protection in frost prone areas in the winter. 
  2. Sow seed direct or in seed trays using Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well. Semi hardwood cuttings can also be taken in the spring. Use a suitable propagation mix. 
  3. Water on a regular basis at first to get them established. Once the seedlings or cuttings have started to grow, use a good liquid fertiliser like Yates Thrive Vegies & Herb Liquid Plant Food. 
  4. Tip prune young plants to promote new growth. Harvest plants when they are a suitable size. They are an evergreen plant, but will slow down in the winter. Leaves can be taken and dried out to use later. 
  5. Maintain plants in the late autumn and winter for new growth in the spring. Feed with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.

 

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How to grow curry trees in a pot

  1. Choose a suitable pot. Pot size should be minimum 300 mm deep and wide. Use a good potting mix like Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. Place in a full sun or part shade position. 
  2. Sow seed direct or use cuttings, making sure there is plenty of space between plants. Use some Yates Seed Raising Mix to cover seeds. 
  3. Water on a regular basis and once the plants have germinated or taken root, thin them out and use  Yates Thrive Vegies & Herb Liquid Plant Food weekly to promote growth. 
  4. Harvest plants when they are a suitable size. They are an evergreen plant, but will slow down in the winter. Leaves can be taken and dried out to use later. 
  5. Maintain plants in the late autumn and winter for new growth in the spring. Feed with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.

Growing tips

  • Plants like to grow in a moist soil. Will take dry soil once established.
  • Protect from frost in winter. Spray with Yates Droughtshield to protect plants if needed. 
  • Grows to about 4 m.


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