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 Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed. Needs protection in frost prone areas in the winter. 
  2. Sow seed direct or in seed trays using Yates Black Magic 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 Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
  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 Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.

 

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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 Premium Potting Mix. 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 Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate 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 Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.

Growing tips



More Plants

Tarragon

Tarragon is an essential herb to French cooking. It is very drought, cold tolerant & can be grown in pots or large tubs & can be harvested all year around.

Bay Tree

Bay Trees are versatile plants and easy to maintain. The aromatic leaves can be used for Italian dishes, stews and soups – yummy!

Thyme

Thyme makes an attractive ground cover & is perfect for flavouring stock, stuffing & sauces. Once it’s established, it won’t need much attention at all.

Rosemary

Rosemary is an attractive herb with needle-like leaves with lavender blue small flowers that are attractive to bees. Perfect to combine with lamb dishes.


Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.