Growing kiwi is experimental. I dont think we can grow everything here in Tanah Merah. For the seedlings to come to this stage is more than achievement..., but the inquisitive mind of a gardener wish to see more. The stem is soft, definitely not hardy like grape vines, not yet at least. They are in a shady area, probably 40 percent sunlight. I cant imagine if they are placed outside under full sun, they could be fried to death within hours.
I am thinking of allowing them to stay in polybags til the end of the year, getting taller and stronger. Then they must play outside in the field, a lot safer with the initial cool monsoon climate, before things get hotter!
Thirty five seedlings now. Yaacob, a friend from Behrang asked for a few the other day. I said, Let them grow stronger and hardened a little bit, then they may be able to fend themselves against nature, and travel.
bangchik and kakdah, Tanah Merah home
Earlier post on Kiwi:on the ground April 1, 2011