EDF Gardening: How to not kill your plastic plant.

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  1. Isnotright

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    well the best use of grits is to not pile them up but spread them around like dust near the bed.
     
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    If you wanna go the full all natural route with pest control find it's natural predators n try to encourage them.

    According to googles:
    https://www.dallasnews.com/life/gar...e-ants-leaf-cutter-ants-using-organic-methods

    @Isnotright apparently these type of ants only eat the fungus they cause on plant leaves so idk if the grits thing would work. But I might try it myself on the lil black ants we always get in the summer. Ty
     
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    I have both roto and tilled:
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    Plants coming next week after putting up fence to keep out the fucking deer.
     
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    Oh man. That's some gud earf.
     
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    Clay n rocks removed
    Shitton of soil addatives n enhancers (bone meal, gardening soil, bumper crop) added over the years + home made compost. It's a labor of mud.
     
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    Fence is up. Plants here. Gonna go in soon as it stops raining sideways
     
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  7. Groyper Supreme

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    I have that same table.
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    Petals fell off two hours later.
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    Lime blossoms. Tree is too young for fruit.
     
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    Why are you using the ruler upside down?
     
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    How old do they have to be to fruit? Lil bastard looks adorably tiny n itty bitty.

    They were having a sale on houseplants at the grocery store for mother's day, and usually I avoid that shit cuz they beat to hell in the back of trucks shipped from Ecuador, but I got a tiny lil teacup orchid:

    [​IMG] it has some weird lil bud growing out of one of it's buds. Yay for weird mutations?

    I usually kill orchids pretty skillfully so we will see how long this one lasts.
     
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    Citrus trees usually need to be about five years old some a couple of years older to bear edible fruit. Poms should bear edible fruit in two years. Lime may take three more years.

    Keep orchids watered. Don't let them dry out. But don't keep them sitting in water, they have to drain. Water every day. Keeping it in the bathroom where it's damp most of the time will help it grow. Those weird root like things are air roots. I think they take nitrogen right out of the air. Those pots are the worst for orchids. There's orchid baskets which are open slatted baskets, and orchid material is chipped bark, dunno what kind. But the local Greenhouse would know. That's if the plant lives past flowering. That's all I can remember.
     
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    Looks like your orchid has tiny testicles.
     
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    Is ur citrus tree outside planted in the ground or in a pot? I've seen both.


    Orchids aren't hard to care for, it's just I'm bipolar af with my plant lovin, either too much tlc n they yellow n rot or too lil n they dry out. They also like bright, but indirect light, so my old place (drafty, dark n cold) pretty much was an orchid graveyard.

    I had a couple of orchid pots I gave to a relative who grows em as a hobby (he even has a terrarium full of some beautiful chocolate scented onicidums) but will prolly get another for this guy.
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    Not his but an example of one of that species.

    Orchids grow attached to trees (mostly, there are some ground growing genuses in temperate climes) so they like that sorta structure to grow in domestically. Bark, charcoal, and perlite mix usually. Flowering doesn't kill them, it's usually over watering, but like African violets it's hard to get them to rebloom.

    But yeah u were spot on.

    My plants' a ballsy fuck.
     
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    Olrite, i'm a bit late to the party, but it was well worth it! :awesome:
    Indoors - you'll need a small, dark and well vented(that's the important part) room, ideally secluded from the residential part of the object, but with heating if necessary and a powerful sodium lamp, ideally around half a megawatt.
    Outdoors - Cock told me it's not impossible in your region, but i think you should start a bit earlier, ideally around the end of march/start of april.

    Anyway, I was helping my dad a bit, this is the garden that belonged to my grandad. Check out those peonies! :awesome:
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    And now to my stuff...
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    I tried putting some strawberries on the window this year, poor sobs are already fighting over the limited space.. two tomatoes just got a new home, then there's red and green basil - i'm using it a lot so i'm curious about the red one. Then there's the white lavender.. it keeps out flying insects. The spiders were getting awfully lazy, lately, so this plant got the job.
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    Oh yeah, and that crawly thing on the left is my dragon weed.. :D it's also called lucky bamboo, but it's neither weed, nor bamboo, it's from the dracanea family.. but the name dragon weed is quite fitting, it is the only plant that survived the ordeal of this shitty heating system and somehow still flourishes, even tho i nearly killed it on other occasion when i damaged the roots while moving it.. but new branches sprung out all around. It's idiotproof flower! :awesome:
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    Yay!!! Like the peonies too.

    I had a lucky bamboo that was not so lucky with me. :(

    Nothing beats fresh basil imo, but never tried red, keep me posted on that.

    For the strawberries do u guys have strawberry pots over there?
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    Never used them myself for strawberries (planted some succulents in em tho) but some ppl swear by them.

    My roses finally have buds on em: IMG_20180521_200816980.
    And I got all the veggies in but it got too dark out by the time I was done today for a pic
     
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    Calibrochia in a hanging basket I reported: IMG_20180525_191354093_HDR.

    Lil fuzzy babby fruits coming it:
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    N as a bonus some wild blackberries that are blooming out back: IMG_20180525_191904805_HDR.

    N wild garlic:
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    lived in Israel for 8 months working as a gardener bc I gave up on plans to join the IDF. Some Americans been there for years longer were still waiting on draft letters and I was called in for appointments which they had no record of when i showed up.
    So before going home I decided to just enjoy gardening on a stoner community which was filled with high IDF vets who never got over GOA India and grew peyote and pot.
    Anyways I couldn't exactly take those plants as samples with me but I brought this sweet boy with me to America and she has still been growing strong 3 years later :D
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    I think it is more that this plant is hardy as fuck than me having a green thumb
     
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    NOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm not exactly sure why my bamboo is thriving.. maybe it's getting stronger from all the abuse sustained from me and it's planning to grow a root through my throat at night.. :D

    Here's the red one one, growing slowly, but steadily..

    basil1.
    kroupy.

    I was actually thinking about getting these pots, they're here for a few years, yes, but i was unable to think of a ideal way to mount them without making my landlord shit himself, so i went for a more ... traditional approach. :D

    I'm sorry your cactus died. :(
     
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    I had an aloe plant that lasted 7+ years with me. I loved it. Then I left it outside for too long into the fall n it got frost burnt.
    Then my ex threw it out cuz he didn't think it was gonna recover. RIP

    @feminist jazz hands try a metal stand if u can find one. Something similar to this:
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    No marks no mounts n movable. If u have a spot for it.
     
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    Not much space and light for that, but good tip, thanks!
     
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    I was industrious today n had alot of mulch left over from helping my folks so I extended a bed a few feet back around a tree (that we transplanted from our old house 2 hours away 20 years ago), dug up a bunch of medium sized rocks from the creek for edging n remulched other spots too:
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    Edit and the roses are blooming but something is eating the fuck outta them:
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    Lily bloomed in the front garden while the site was down: IMG_20180614_152703097.
     
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    Currently rebuilding an old shower cabinet into an indoor year round herb greenhouse. Basically I've janked the glass out of the door frames and side walls, made a new frame for them to sit in and fastened them with clear sikaflex. Next up is sourcing the lights and solenoid valves for the gravity fed watering system, find some good filter to put in the bottom to make sure that the waste water reclamation pump doesn't get clogged over time.
    Started out thinking I'd use some generic Atmel micro controller, or even an Arduino board to for ease of design, but I'll probably go all in and just use an old raspi for the whole shite and not bother with coding a worker to transmit and receive data from the web facing interface. Just stick the whole web server into the controller as there is plenty of processing available for it.
    I reckon I can leave it for a month at a time before it needs topping up of water/nutrients, which rather suits the rhythm of my green thumbs.
     
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    Duuude high tech but neato.

    I don't do as well with the indoor growing. Pics when done pls n ty.
     
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    Won't be ready for a while still, just ordered a bunch of light strips of different types as well as solenoid valves.
    Will test them out and order more of the ones that pass muster. Free shipping is alright, but it does take forever.
     
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    Veggies coming along but the rain n lack of sun is affecting them a bit:
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    I gotta weed it but I got some tomato's coming in. And the zucchini is doing well. Got a trellis holding up some of the squash vines. The melons and eggplants aren't quite as happy tho. :( Fucking rain.