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Help with Plant Identification

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:36

 Here is another pic taken this morning.

Help with Plant Identification

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 06:26

Thanks, I am in Kabul so would be the hardy type as it gets down to -18 degrees over the winter and mid to high 40s in the summer.

Yes agree, very interesting growing over here as you just never know whats gonigto grow.

Help with Plant Identification

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 05:12

 Hi Can anyone help with identifying this plant please, I am in Afghanistan and have a small garden in our compound. This started to grow and we have looked over the internet to find out what it is but are really stumped, Any help please

Gardening in Afghanistan

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 04:22


I have been to the Garden In Lashkar Gah in 2007 when I was working there, it had just been built and was a good escape for 10 to 15 mins for the troops to take your mind of a not so nice day.

Gardening in Afghanistan

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 17:36

Your right there Penninepetal, total off track lol.

Today the weather went from mid 30's to a massive Hail storm that lasted about 30 mins, so you can imagine how this effects the plants. Poppies are in abundance especially in helmand and they grow very well, just not the best thing to grow on a NATO base lol. think I need to get some Camel poo to help everything along.

Gardening in Afghanistan

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 08:46

Thanks for your comments, We have very cold winters here, went down to -18 this year. Winter goes from late December to late March. Summer tops out around high 30s to low 40s, inbetween that it is up and dow. We are 1800mtr above sea level, so all-in-all not the best growing conditions. I brought back some Coir growning discs and can get seedling growning but they then struggle when out in soil.

Locally Roses, Geranium grow very well.

Gardening in Afghanistan

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 07:30

Hi, This is my first post on the forum.

I am currently working in Afghanistan (Kabul area) and am trying to make a small garden, The soil here can best be described as fine dust and has no nutrients. Everything i have tried to grow dies after a few weeks, it will germinate and grow a few inches, then wilt. The onlt thing I have been sucessful with is Geraniums, I have tried Roses (3 died and only 1 is still growing, Sunflowers, Onion, Lettuce, Squash and some wild flowers. 

I have added local compost but that didn't help much, I would be grateful for any advice on what sort of plants/vegies to grow in dry dusty conditions. Just looking to make our compound more colourful and look like home.

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