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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Jun 18, 2015 1:53 AM CST
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what i have sent is the stage some of my plants are in
5 year old white plumeria waiting for her red -just -starting to root to be beside her
the corn is really growing fast water consuming
the helychrysum i took a few flowers and spread there seeds many places also drying two upside down
the sunflowers before i will transplant
a decorative pumpking getting on fast
the zinnias are still growing slowly also dahlias(both from seed)
the two dracenas each one on a different patio starting to recover the winter(they dont know i have plans for them-to transfer them into hydroponic
thats all
i have a drawer with slow -growing -green coleus seeds......waiting......waiting
will be happy to hear coments
i am working on a reusable container15 litre for hydroponics to bring down the basic cost and to send a message to the world(the point is it is yolk-yellow) the one you can see my new red plumeria in.we get lots of them here and i live a spit away from the main market.its used for oil_falafel
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 19, 2015 3:00 PM CST
Oh yeah, David, you've sure got bitten by the gardening bug, haven't you. Lots going on there, and some really nice plants coming along. What's that nice big white window box (in the helichrysum picture) doing not filled with soil and plants yet??

If I may suggest, the article on the home page about making self-watering planters out of reusable buckets would be a good one for you.

Also - and I know this is tough but - you might want to try to look for smaller-sized (when mature) plants until you get some really big containers going. Things like plumeria, goodness! they are going to need a huge planter very soon or you'll be watering all day long. I started two plumeria from cuttings last fall and one of them is already over 4ft tall and ready to open a flower. But you can get dwarf varieties that will stay on the manageable side for you, and not need a planter that weighs 100kg. and needs a dolly to move it around. Or take up your whole apartment when you need to bring them in for winter . . .

Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
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davidsevit
Jun 20, 2015 2:58 AM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:Oh yeah, David, you've sure got bitten by the gardening bug, haven't you. Lots going on there, and some really nice plants coming along. What's that nice big white window box (in the helichrysum picture) doing not filled with soil and plants yet??

If I may suggest, the article on the home page about making self-watering planters out of reusable buckets would be a good one for you.

Also - and I know this is tough but - you might want to try to look for smaller-sized (when mature) plants until you get some really big containers going. Things like plumeria, goodness! they are going to need a huge planter very soon or you'll be watering all day long. I started two plumeria from cuttings last fall and one of them is already over 4ft tall and ready to open a flower. But you can get dwarf varieties that will stay on the manageable side for you, and not need a planter that weighs 100kg. and needs a dolly to move it around. Or take up your whole apartment when you need to bring them in for winter . . .


thanks for your reply the plumeria has emotional connection so i am not looking to far ahead i keep bringing it in in the winter.....
the empty white planter had zinnia seeds in it ant i transfered them not long ago and put the helychrisum in just for a while.....
when spring started i bought seven packets of different seeds....found these 80 c"m long containers tighed them to the railings of our three porches and am following them.
one container has three dhalias developing
one container has miniature carnations two or three and the last has unssecfull portulaka.i thinl i flooded them with water.
its so strange to see a small 2 milimeter bud of a portulaka while the whole city is full of plant pots with over grown portulakas.....and i want to grow my own...its a bit stupid.
the other three seeds are
sweet corn
sunflower
strange pumpkin
my new dilema is if and what to put in my 1.2/1.2/.4 window frame i have downstairs near the cars park.
it is mixture between compost heap and heavy jerusalem soil.
options:
1.transfer many of my plants in bucket after adding some potting mixture as a topsoil
2.start something new like vegetables or pretty flowers


the main topic is will i burn my plants living on a semi compost heap?or the will thrive up to the sky with brightness and strength......i can put many plants so it will maybe dilute its power?
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 20, 2015 7:42 AM CST
Well, that depends if your compost heap has been composting properly or if it still has the stinky anaerobic stuff going on. You can tell by the smell. If it's compost, it will smell like wonderful healthy soil. Your plants will jump up and be bright and beautiful growing in that.

Since it's getting late to be starting seeds (hot, dry weather is not easy on seedlings) I'd go for some transplants of the plants you already have going.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
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davidsevit
Jun 20, 2015 9:33 AM CST
thanks...i forgot the hot weather stuff.i thought melon and watermellon are less problematic in hot weather as seeds.
i will try the transplanting idea
Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
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davidsevit
Jun 29, 2015 7:35 AM CST
last week i did ALOT of transplanting aND PREPARED the old compost heap(in a huge 1.2\1.2 frame......adding some top soil from around a peach tree.it looks really tempting to sow.
i am going to try my luck because it is a little shady.
and sow seeds i bought today
squash
zukini squash
cucumbers
tomatoes
green been
melon
pumpkin

if it is too hot i will water daily
all i want is to gain experience growing vegetables so i can approach a greenhouse with kids from october onwards/

my coleus seedlings are still greenish and only one or two are real coleuses
some one told me that if i do buy coleus plants(the weird ones)and wait to take there seeds(not cuttings) i wont get very special plants more than cuttings because of genetic ingeneering.
meanwhile i am doing my experiments and all around are beautiful coleuses in resteraunts and places.
it is frustrating

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