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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    I tried pulling out a radish because I saw a bit of red on top. But as it turns out that wasn't enough red! I tried to replant it, but I think I killed it.

    "Simple, real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." -Mustrum Ridcully in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather p. 142 (HarperPrism 1996)
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    TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Mint condition, beginning of April:
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    Mint condition, end of May:
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    At last, I can cook one of my two recipes that calls for a tablespoon of chopped fresh mint!

    Watch out if it starts calling you Seymour

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    RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    I just had mint ice cream that was home made. It basically tasted how mint smelled and it was amazing. Looking forward to harvesting some mint to make my own.
    Also we use it in lemonade.

    PSN: jfrofl
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    KamiroKamiro Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Mint condition, beginning of April:
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    Mint condition, end of May:
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    At last, I can cook one of my two recipes that calls for a tablespoon of chopped fresh mint!

    I forsee daily mojitos or mint juleps in your future

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    spono wrote: »
    see317 wrote: »
    spono wrote: »
    Pumpkins! Pumpkins!

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    We've got pumpkins here!

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    See? Nobody cares.

    But where is tiny gopher friend?

    He's still in there... somewhere

    I'll try and get him in a photo tomorrow

    There he is

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    Hello gopher friend

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    ApocalyptusApocalyptus Registered User regular
    Last year a couple of friends asked me if I wanted their old glass terrarium which had died to see if I could do anything with it, so I cleaned it out and started from scratch with some leca and live sphagnum moss at the bottom.
    Here's how it started in October:

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    And here's how it's going currently. I'm quite pleased with the progress!

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    Pumpkins be flowering

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    So my partner tried to be helpful and overwatered my plants while I was out of town a couple weeks ago. The peperomia seems to be recovering after a repot, but the ctenanthe/calathea is struggling; I clearly overdid it in trying to dry it out. ("Calathea Exotica Ctenanthe Grey Star")
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    I've just put some LECA and water in the bottom of the outer pot, hopefully that bumps the humidity enough. Pebble trays are likely ineffective, but maybe this setup will retain water long enough / have small enough diameter to direct the water vapor to the plant?

    All these tropicals, bah! So beautiful, so thirsty! (I've also got a Boston Fern I got from Ikea that is apparently parched.)

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    MadpoetMadpoet Registered User regular
    Had a great find in the garden section today!
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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    edited June 2022
    The ctenanthe still seems to be making up its mind, but it's not outright dead, so we'll see.

    Meanwhile, I picked up two asplenium and a Ravanea-I-think at Ikea yesterday, and everything else purchased was in some way intended for use related to plants. Except the belly basket, and those are often used for plants! I got a small desktop picture frame so that I can write up a care guide and display it as a reminder. (Stole the idea from a list on BoardGameGeek formatting game rule summaries to fit.) Cork trivets to go under pots. The small rainbow bag to safely transport the ferns...
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    That basket between the palms is for the Nephrolepis that may be on its way out, but it'll look class, at least.

    I'm looking at ceramic/clay spikes for drip / capillary watering...

    Oh, and hanging from a crossbar on the poster bed:
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    pooka on
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    TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Tamaters

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    Tamaters!

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    Pumpkin

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    Pumpkin!

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    TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Punkin

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    edited June 2022
    Any ideas on this poor bastard? (Nephrolepis, I assumed just a Boston Fern.) I think it might be rootbound, which I wouldn't expect straight from the store/ nursery, but I cannot seem to figure out how much water this thing wants. Supposedly they like a lot, but it just keeps dropping leaves, some brown (tho not at the tips, as with being too dry between waterings, but at the base??), some just super delicate green...
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    Also doesn't help that I have to hang it because one of my idiot cats insists on making herself sick from it, so can't easily sit next to the other plants in the room for a more humid microclimate.

    e: this. fuggin'. CAT.
    Seriously!

    I missed a couple leaves on the floor, and she was just attempting to eat one. She managed to scare the shit out of me and my partner on separate occasions this week, as he was out of town and missed the first incident, and I was asleep for the second. She'd had dental surgery the week before, so y'know, a little hyper aware of her health, and suddenly she's throwing up foam. Yeah, 100% self-inflicted, and there is the reason I've only brought in plants that are not poisonous to cats...

    pooka on
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    TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    All my peppers are producing tons of flowers. This one was the most photogenic today.

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Pretty pleased with how our garlic is developing this year

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    Conversely our tomato plants look all fucked up and I can't work out why. But they're still producing tomatoes so /shrug.

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Damn, that's a big ol' bulb!

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    DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    New plant for the plant throne.

    A new type of pitcher plant has been discovered in Indonesia, which has evolved to grow its pitchers underground to avoid the harsh weather and prey on burrowing insects.

    https://newatlas.com/biology/underground-carnivorous-pitcher-plant/
    Carnivorous plants are already quite fascinating, but a newly discovered one ratchets up the weirdness factor even further. It's a type of pitcher plant, and it captures prey that lives underground.

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    Upon further investigation, however, the researchers found that the plants had underground shoots that supported subterranean pitchers. Growing either in underground cavities or directly into the soil, the pitchers measured up to 11 cm long (4.3 in), and were capturing soil-dwelling prey such as ants, mites and beetles.

    The plants have now been classified as a unique species of pitcher plant, named Nepenthes pudica – the latter part of the moniker is derived from the latin word pudicus, which means "bashful."

    It is believed that the plants evolved the underground pitchers in response to their high-altitude dry ridge-top habitat, where water is scarce and above-ground insects are often in short supply. "We hypothesize that underground cavities have more stable environmental conditions, including humidity, and there is presumably also more potential prey during dry periods," said team member Michal Golos, a PhD student at the University of Bristol.

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    ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    The people we bought our house from were pretty intense gardeners. It has been fun seeing what comes in each season over the 2 years we've owned the place. One that surprised us is the dragon arum in the back yard.

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    RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    The sunflowers we planted are all different heights, but one of them is taller than my fence.
    The wildflowers are looking great!
    Milkweed has flowers on it, and looks great too!

    Tomatoes went wild while we were on vacation. Hoping to get them back into shape and growing up instead of out.

    PSN: jfrofl
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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Ever wondered what an onion looks like when it's giving birth?

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    Well now you know.

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    TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Lewd

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Harvested most of our onions today, got 90. There's some still to come out but I planted them later so they're a bit behind. It's more than we got last year, and they're bigger, some of them are massive. Still need more next year though.
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    Recently harvested our first load of potatoes, got 15kg (~30lb). I'm experimenting with storing them in soil this year, so just pulled them out then piled them up and re-buried them. Cos storing them in sacks indoors last year didn't work as well as I'd like. Also got 13kg of cherries off our cherry tree. I love cherries but they're expensive to buy so never eat them, and these tasted amazing. I ate way too many over the 3 weeks or so that the tree was cropping and my guts weren't happy but it was worth it.

    Also picked the first of our melons. It tasted really nice but probably wouldn't win any harvest contests. Hopefully the next ones will be bigger.
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    Also also, garlic harvest. Again more than last year, but still need more next year.
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    Non-edible-gardening wise, I finished putting in and planting up the pre-formed ponds we got a few weeks ago and it's starting to look pretty nice. Fortunately my parents have a dry stone wall that's falling apart so I was able to scavenge it for rocks to decorate with.
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    And finally, I really like how our herb bed has been looking this year, even though it's been taken over by not-herbs
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    TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    I wish I could resize photos directly on my iPhone rather than downscaling them on my home computer. My balcony garden is popping off, my peppers and tomatoes especially, but everything I’ve got right now would violate image size limits.

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    RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    Smof that garden all looks amazing!

    PSN: jfrofl
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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Tynnan wrote: »
    I wish I could resize photos directly on my iPhone rather than downscaling them on my home computer. My balcony garden is popping off, my peppers and tomatoes especially, but everything I’ve got right now would violate image size limits.

    There are some free re-size apps out there that work decently enough.

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    JimBobtheMonkeyJimBobtheMonkey Registered User regular
    My first crop of asparagus/yard-long beans. I've never grown them before so wasn't sure what to expect. Hopefully the production on the rest of my garden starts to catch up now that it only hits 100+ degrees a few days a week instead of everyday.
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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    I've had a good run keeping some finicky plants alive, but my friggin Monstera deliciosa has been looking like a bag of dicks for the better part of a month. Didn't matter what I did with the watering or the light, it just seemed very stunted with new leaves being very watery and sad.

    So I finally repotted it today and Holy flying rootbound batman, this poor girl had gotten TIGHT. I've got it in some fresh potting soil in a bigger pot, and I did my best to loosen the rootball so we'll see how she bounces back.

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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    Plant Tax
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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
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    The time of the aubergine is upon us

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    i walked to the grocery store this morning and saw so many cool plants and mushrooms and flowers i was just squealing and yelling and pointing to absolutely no one

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
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    The time of the aubergine is upon us

    legit porn

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    does anyone know the name of a flowering tree where the flowers are huge, pink and look like they're blooming from out of another flower?

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    TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Magnolia?

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    Tynnan wrote: »
    Magnolia?

    aren't those made out of metal?

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Tynnan wrote: »
    Magnolia?

    aren't those made out of metal?

    steel, you blasphemer

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Tynnan wrote: »
    Magnolia?

    Maybe but i doubt it. Don't those mainly bloom in early spring?

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Yeah magnolia bloom really early and before they have leaves.

    I don't know what that is but it looks like it wants a smooch

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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    Yeah magnolia bloom really early and before they have leaves.

    I don't know what that is but it looks like it wants a smooch

    DO NOT smooch it. That looks like Angel Trumpet. And if you eat it, you will have a really bad time.

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Don't listen to them, MP. Give that plant a filthy hot smooch.

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