Hostas forum: Funny hosta!!

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jan 21, 2012 9:23 PM CST
I finally got my hosta seeds in the mail and planted them. (H.ventricosa) So a week or two goes by and I figure I should water them again, this evening I spot something growing under the lid and I think 'How did I grow a hosta so fast and why is it so funny looking'. As I get closer I find out why!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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I GREW A MUSHROOM, WHAT DID YOU GROW?
Susan

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Stush2019
Jan 24, 2012 3:44 PM CST
Way to go. Only it would be nice if it was good to eat. Probably not. Watch that your pets don't take a bite out of it.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jan 24, 2012 4:35 PM CST
Hilarious! I know right?
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
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Stush2019
Jan 25, 2012 3:02 PM CST
Ok, I now feel like my mother. She used to tell me stuff that I already know. Sorry. I tip my hat to you.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jan 25, 2012 6:47 PM CST
No need to apologize, I only meant that you are right. I actually don't have any pets right now. Blinking
Susan

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 28, 2012 3:01 PM CST
Susan....I always sterilize my hosta seedling potting soil with boiling water before planting. One year I made the mistake of watering the seedlings with water out of my aquarium. I had mold on the soil within a few days.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jan 28, 2012 3:24 PM CST
OK, I will add some peroxide to the plant water, that would have taken care of it but I keep forgetting. Whistling I think it is the potting soil because I keep getting fungus gnats. Not as bad as it was. Sad Last winter I stored the potting soil in the garage and there were gnats on the window all winter. Blinking We could not figure it out. Glare Then a lady on one of the forums explained what they are putting in the organic potting soil is the equivalent of rotting fruit on the counter. Hilarious! I was thinking of buying the plain top soil and add my own stuff. The peroxide (just a teaspoon or so in a gallon) will put nitrogen into the soil and kill any fungus.

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Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 28, 2012 5:11 PM CST
Good advice Susan,
I did hear something similar. Also the most important part; how are you hosta seedlings doing?
Paul,
I use my fish tank water all the time. On my cactus seedlings that I posted on the C & S forum, I used not only the water but some of the brown waist from sand cleaning. It did turn my soil a whitish look but to no problems.
Before I start a seed growing. I microwave my soil with a plastic wrap covering. Risky but I watch very carefully. Needs only a minuet. Let cool back down and always did good for me. Soil must be damp, not moist.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jan 28, 2012 6:20 PM CST
Thanks Stush, I have not seen any sprouts yet. Blinking
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Jan 29, 2012 3:02 PM CST
Susan, In a past post I think you said you wanted some Whirlwind hosta. Send me you address on a email to me. I will send you out a clump when I dig mine up.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jan 29, 2012 4:04 PM CST
Ok thanks! That will help a lot. Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

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