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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Huh! I have just learned that plants can grow in offices under fluorescent light.

    Plant thread, do you know of any plants that would be happy in a windowless office with about 40 hours of light per week? My light is on a motion detector.

    I suppose I could grow a mushroom.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Well, those plants in my photo are:

    Dragon tree
    Croton
    False Aralia
    Lipstick plant
    Pteris Fern
    Prayer plant

    And as you can see they are all doing well! We do have a window but the blinds are permanently closed for security reasons so the plants only get artificial light.

    The lipstick plant and pteris fern have grown quite a bit since I bought them! I hope the lipstick plant flowers at some point.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Hello again plant and garden thread.

    I have been.... busy

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  • PeasPeas Registered User regular
    The Fastest-Growing Plant In The World 2:49

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  • KamiroKamiro Registered User regular
    Hello plant thread.

    As I was adding dirt to my new raised beds, I noticed that around 2pm, the raised bed closest to the house became completely shaded. So there's no way I can grow tomatoes and such there.

    What vegetables/herbs can I plant in that bed that doesn't need too much sun?

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Kamiro wrote: »
    Hello plant thread.

    As I was adding dirt to my new raised beds, I noticed that around 2pm, the raised bed closest to the house became completely shaded. So there's no way I can grow tomatoes and such there.

    What vegetables/herbs can I plant in that bed that doesn't need too much sun?

    Whereabouts are you in the world and how much does the day length vary? It might not be a problem when it isn't February (unless you're in the southern hemisphere)

    My cabbages and cauliflowers did fine in my shady beds

    Also I got away with a couple of squash plants, but I did take the precaution of reducing the number of fruit relative to the plants in full sun

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Yeah, there are beds that I thought were completely shaded in my yard, only to discover that - surprise! - they actually receive 4-5 hours of direct sun in the height of summer, and they’re on the north of my house! I forgot how much higher the sun rises in summer.

    I bought a few new household plants recently. I also can’t wait to start on my yard.

    Mori’s parents have a massive cedar bed they said they’d sell me for $150 which I’ll probably end up getting for vegetables.

    I bought a miniature rose bush a few months ago at a grocery store and enjoyed the blooms for a few weeks. Once it died I plopped it into the garage with the intentions of maybe planting it outdoors (since roses really need to be in the ground). Then I forgot about it, and it sat in our pitch-black garage for a couple of months. To my surprise I looked at it last weekend and it had grown several new shoots with some nice new leaves! So I did finally plant it outside; it’s definitely plucky enough to deserve the chance to grow!

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  • KamiroKamiro Registered User regular
    I'm in the mid atlantic region.

    I've got 3 raised beds, which by the way they're positioned will be getting 3 different levels of sunlight

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    Also, might as well post my seedlings while I'm at it

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    There's 2 kinds of tomatoes, jalapenos, poblanos, serranos, thyme, basil, sage, oregano, dill, rosemary, and catnip.

    Haven't figure out what other kinds of vegetables I want.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
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    Begonia, you beautiful beast, it's time to trim you down and actually pinch you back properly so you bloom. I've seen the weird alien flowers your clone brothers make when mom doesn't let you get all leggy and wild like this.

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    Godspeed, old friend. We'll not see your like again.

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    Oh, wait. What I meant is that you propagate from clippings like a methed-up hydra and I'm already making four more of you to hand out to my friends.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    i'm getting ready to harvest the last fo my summer veg and work on the winter veg.

    I've got 3 broccoli going and 5 brussels sprouts. Looking at getting some more potatoes in for Winter and maybe some radishes

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    I need to read up on how to propagate a few plants...I'm nervous - I've never done it before, but it seems pretty easy...?

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    I need to read up on how to propagate a few plants...I'm nervous - I've never done it before, but it seems pretty easy...?

    It's surprising how many plants you can get away with "hack a bit off, shove it in the dirt".

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  • EinzelEinzel Registered User regular
    I've got a pineapple slip that I've been trying to get to form roots for nearly a month with little success. It's still decent looking so I hope it's just being slow.

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    5 brussels sprouts plants and 3 broccoli plants are in soil.

    going to go grab some radishes and more seed potatoes today. trying to lay in the winter garden.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Oops.

    I bought some cauliflower plants and radish seeds.

    And bulbs. So many bulbs. They had a *fill a paper bag for $20" bin of daffodil bulbs at the store.

    Oops.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    ...so I had $100 gift certificate to the local nursery

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    Okay: So I have bought three peace lilies from this nursery in the past, all smallish ones. Two died, but one is thriving. My original assumption was I had overwatered two of them (although really I watered them all the same...) but when I threw them away they didn’t have root rot, then later I used one of the pots for a plant at work and that plant died too, so now I think there was something in the potting soil I used.

    Anyway, since I don’t think it was my fault they died I bought another peace lily, but a giant one this time. That’s top-left in the photo.

    My existing peace lily (top right) has some very healthy new growth!

    I bought a philodendron (bottom left) and a leprechaun Chinese Evergreen (bottom right)

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    Three of these are cat damaged plants that are in plant hospital!

    Top left: tooth marks in my pinstripe plant, oops.
    Top right: through a mix of cat and too much sunlight, this fern was almost completely killed. But all of this green is new growth and it is recovering! Yay!
    Bottom left: Mori’s mom gave me a maidenhair fern that her cat had eaten. You can see some new growth on this one, too!
    Bottom right: this isn’t cat damaged. I just wanted to show off the string of pearls’s growth!

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    I repotted more plants!

    The beautiful glossy plant with a hint of deep red is a different variety of philodendron.

    There’s also jasmine, purple passion, a tiny lipstick plant (since my one at work is growing so well) and a couple of others there.

    The bottom photo is a prayer plant that Mori’s mom gave up on and which seems to like my house better.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    I don't want to panic you, but you've got a bird in your house.

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    That's just Gerald. He's cool.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    I actually went into the zoo's gift shop a couple of days ago in hopes of purchasing a house hippo to put in one of my plants.

    They had none. But the area they would have been was all jumbled and poorly labeled, so it took me some time to establish this.

    So from the perspective of the cashier, a large bearded gentleman came into the shop on a Thursday morning, glared at the plastic animal figurines for several minutes, and then left without speaking.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    So I have more plants than I have spots for plants

    This will require a restructuring of the insides of my house today

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    One of my tomato plants has sprouted. The rest of these bastards need to catch up.

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
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    I saved some jalapeno seeds from my crop last year. I'm thinking of trying to germinate them to get them ready for summer. I won't be able to plant them outside until around mid-late may. I do have a decent LED grow light though, so i can give them a good head start.

    Also my legal weed plants are doing hella good, i have 3 flowering right now

    One is purple :D

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    One of my tomato plants has sprouted. The rest of these bastards need to catch up.

    Why I oughta...

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Woke up this morning to a lemon balm peeping out. Also I think I goofed with the cat grass. I probably should have spread all the seeds in a single larger pot. Good excuse to go back to the nursery this week.

    This was also the first morning I turned the grow light on before sunrise and my house was illuminating the street when I left for work.

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  • KamiroKamiro Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    One of my tomato plants has sprouted. The rest of these bastards need to catch up.

    8/10 of one set of tomato plants have sprouted and really shot up over the weekend. I had to remove the plastic wrap cause they were pressing against it.

    9/10 of the other set of tomato plants did the same thing. I think I'm gonna have way more tomato sprouts than I will be able to use. I guess we'll see which ones look the strongest. I still haven't determined how many I'm actually going to plant.

    My thyme has also sprouted. Nothing from any of the hot peppers yet.

    Quid
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Came home to green onion sprouts! That's six out of twelve of my plant types.

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist rugged, weathered Registered User regular
    Al_wat wrote: »

    Also my legal weed plants are doing hella good, i have 3 flowering right now

    One is purple :D

    Would you say they're growing like weeds?

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I got my cat on video rolling around and sniffing our catnip this weekend.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Um

    I might have gone overboard with the butter head lettuce seeds. There are so many sprouts that they're lifting up a sizable chunk of potting soil with their leaves.

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    Um

    I might have gone overboard with the butter head lettuce seeds. There are so many sprouts that they're lifting up a sizable chunk of potting soil with their leaves.

    Guess it's butterhead lettuce from here on out, buddy

    butterhead lettuce forever

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
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    So yeah. Butter head germinates very easily. I learned something new!

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    LAVENDER

    BOOM

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    My Radishes are sprouting!

    I'm so excited!

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  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    And bulbs. So many bulbs. They had a *fill a paper bag for $20" bin of daffodil bulbs at the store.

    Oops.

    Daffodils are starting to sprout here and I'm so excited. There was a giant overgrown clump of daffodils by the house, too tightly packed to bloom, where I when I dug them up to separate I was pulling up upwards of 30 bulbs a shovelful. I ended up scattering a few hundred around the area.

    I've also seen crocuses blooming though mine are still just coming up.


    I'm usually a wildflower person but I do very much appreciate spring bulbs after the winter.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    i'm just going into autumn/winter down here. so I've a few months to wait.

    but I'm going to be very excited when they start to surface, I tell you.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I talked to my plants this morning and told the ones that hadn't sprouted yet that if they didn't catch up to their siblings soon, there would be consequences.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Look at my baby jalapeno, I love it and will kill for it.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Gaaaah I have so many plans and I need the weather to hurry up (and also more time/money)

    - want to curve out the beds in my front yard more and edge them. I’d like to try my hand at roses and there’s a sunny spot I think would be perfect for them.
    - In the back yard I have garlic that’s growing well. I trimmed back the mint and lemon balm. My shady bed needs weeding and I need to fill it with more plants, probably more bleeding hearts and fuchsias.
    - My blueberry bushes have lots of buds. I only planted them last fall so the plan is to not let them grow berries this year so I end up with sweeter berries next year.
    - I pruned the raspberry bush to encourage it to branch more.
    - I dug out a new bed and scattered wildflower seeds and poppy seeds in it.
    - Wisteria is still doing excellent. My fig tree is still tiny but budding.
    - I’m getting an enormous cedar bed from my inlaws as well as 9 large bags of soil for it. Gonna be getting carrots and potatoes and also lots of tomato plants from my inlaws, too.
    - This weekend my MIL is picking up: Douglas aster, Indian plum, kinnikinnick, Salal and wild ginger from a nearby bare roots native plant sale and she’ll share with me.
    - I’m going to start a ton of zinnias and sunflowers indoors.

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  • KamiroKamiro Registered User regular
    Everything except for my rosemary and pepper seedlings have germinated so far. Tomatoes are shooting up like rockets.

    Also, it's hilarious seeing them stretch toward the sunlight. I just set up some grow lamps and now they're stretching in that direction instead of toward the window.

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