Curry tree question (Murraya koenigii)
Hello all. I started some curry trees from seed last spring. I have 9 total, all about 6-9 inches tall. I'm planning to get a grow light and move them indoors for the winter. My question is what kind of light would be best, metal halide or high pressure sodium? I have a 250 watt metal halide ballast I picked up at a surplus auction, I was planning to get a reflector and bulb and use that, but if a sodium light would be better I wouldn't mind buying one. I live in Kentucky, so it definitely won't survive outside. I actually had another curry tree a couple of years ago. I brought it in for the winter hoping it would just go dormant and wake back up again in the spring. It didn't.
Any advice regarding the kind of soil these trees like, fertilizer, etc, would all be appreciated.
If anyone is interested, here's my favorite recipe with curry leaves, it's very tasty:
(if the link doesn't post, go to youtube and search for "chicken 65" and go to the one that says "chicken cooked in spicilicious style.")
I'll try to attach a picture of the trees, but here's a link in case it doesn't work: http://imgur.com/af44K