[Assam] Oxomiya Bagisa in Houston, Texas
Rajen & Ajanta Barua
barua25 at hotmail.com
Mon May 5 08:20:59 IST 2008
Chandan, Deka and Others:
We envy the Kazi Nemu in Deka's house. We will keep Deka's invitation for the Gin with Kazi Nemu Party in mind.
Chandan, if you remember, you very kindly gave us a Nemu Puli long time back. Was it the same Kazi Nemu xos? I forgot to tell you but the puli has been doing fine as a tree for last so many years. Now it is a healthy 8 ft tall tree with lot of green leaves. But we are saddened to see that it has not yet shown any sign of any fruit (Kazi nemu or any other nemu). If you or anybody knows any tricks how to make the tree bear fruits, please let us know.
Otherwise, we are lucky with Kath Alu. We are blessed with having a healthy Oxomiya Kath Alu gos (Sarangapani Xos) which we are enjoying in every in Magh Bihu for last so many years. May be we will take some Kath Alu to go with the Gin in Deka's party.
And as our Houston friends know, we also have a Jorhotiya Bogori Gos which is now a 15 ft tall healthy tree and bears juicy Bogori every year. We are enjoying it every whicheever way, from Bogori Aasar to just plain eating raw Bogori in the Houston afternoon.
We have now been trying to grow Tea Plant from Tea Seads broght from Assam with the idea that one day we would be able to have Green Tea from our own backyard.
Let us see.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Anna Satin" <annasatin at gmail.com>
To: "A Mailing list for people interested in Assam from around the world" <assam at assamnet.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Assam] Oxomiya Bagisa in Houston, Texas
Dear Dil, Dilip & Chan:
It was real nice to see those Assamese plants growing so well in Texas. I
just hope their US
visa status is up to date!!
Believe it or not I was able to smuggle in and then grow Kath Alu in good
old NJ! That is the
good news. The bad news is that it never did come back the next year.
Two winters ago I brought a Kath Alu from my parents house in Assam to NJ
in mid-winter. I planted it
indoors in a pot and left it in a sunny place. It took almost two months
for the plant to peek out from
under the soil. Then it grew and grew. Well, it was too cold outside to
plant so I started giving it very little
water and kept it in a less sunny location. Then in mid-May with much
fanfare we planted the
very first Kath Alu in NJ. Of course we had to protect it from the ever
present deer population! Also,
we had to use strings to attach the plant to its foreign partner - the pine
tree. But unfortunately, once
outside the Kath Alu did not grow as vigorously as it did indoors. At the
end of that summer I did not
dig it out thinking may be it will resurface next spring (i.e., in
2007). Well, it did not! But I plan to
patiently wait for it this spring. If it does not sprout by June end then I
plan to dig it out and do some
detective work as to what happened. Will keep you all posted on my Kath Alu
in NJ! Incidentally, over the years I have done quite a bit of reverse
transplanting. My parents are
really igrowing flowers and vegetables (they even grow garlic, rohor dail,
etc.). They have been quite
successful in growing many vegetables I took from here including lima beans,
Chinese snow peas, Chinese Bok Choy, Chinese winter melon, Chinese white
gourd, etc. It seems
seed packets from Chinese groceries do quite well in Assam!
Oh well, I can go on and on but happy gardening to all....enjoyed those
Aradhana B. Satin
On 5/1/08, Chan Mahanta <cmahanta at charter.net> wrote:
> Assamnet has a limit on the size of attachments.
> So, unless you re-format the digital camera image
> to a low res one, it won't go thru as an
> attachment. I re-formatted the pics down and
> posted them.
> At 6:49 PM -0700 5/1/08, Dilip&Dil Deka wrote:
> > Thanks for posting the pictures. Assamnet
> >never got around to doing it - may be the files
> >were too big.
> > The first kazinemu we got from the garden was
> >great in gin and tonic. I invite you and others
> >to come to Houston and take some of the nemus
> >from the trees.
> > O"Deka
> > ============================================================
> >Chan Mahanta <cmahanta at charter.net> wrote:
> > The following Oxomiya plants flourishing in Dilip
> >and Dil Deka's yard in Houston:
> >A: Oxomiya Nemutenga
> >B: Kazi nemu
> >C: Bhedai-lotaa
> >I got a cutting for my bhedai-lotaa from them.
> >And they got their nemu and kazi nemu from us.
> >>Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 11:14:31 -0700 (PDT)
> >>From: Dilip&Dil Deka
> >>Subject: Oxomiya Bagisa in Houston, Texas
> >>To: ASSAMNET
> >>Cc: Chandan Mahanta
> >>X-Chzlrs: 0
> >>Oxomiya Bagisa in Houston, Texas --
> >>Kazinemus growing,
> >>Nemutenga blooming,
> >>Bhedailata spreading its tentacles wherever there is water.
> >>All authentic Oxomiya - collected from various sources, no names.
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