Member Ideas by woofie

A Helpful Idea for Using a SprayerA Helpful Idea for Using a Sprayer
By woofie on October 22, 2013

I recently discovered that you can get a temporary colorant to add to liquids that are being applied with a sprayer.

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All About ATP- Making "Lists" PrivateAll About ATP- Making "Lists" Private
By woofie on June 1, 2013

On the top tabs, you'll find the ATP "Lists" feature. This is where you can keep your personal inventory of plants, a want list, and a trading list. There occasionally may be a reason you might want to keep parts of your List private. One of our members was having a bit of trouble figuring out how to do that, so I put together a little "How To" for her.

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Glossary Tip - CymeGlossary Tip - Cyme
By woofie on June 29, 2012

Cyme: A usually flat-topped or convex flower cluster (inflorescence) in which the primary stem and each side branch end in a flower that opens before the flowers below or to the side of it (determinate). Annual Baby's Breath (Gypsophila muralis) and tomatoes have cymes.

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Glossary Tip - RacemeGlossary Tip - Raceme
By woofie on June 24, 2012

Raceme: A cluster of flowers (inflorescence) in which the flowers are borne on short stems of about the same length and at equal distances along a longer primary stem, and open successively toward the top of the stem. Lily of the Valley is a simple example.

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Start Plants in a Coffee CanStart Plants in a Coffee Can
By woofie on March 9, 2012

If you want to get an early start on a plant that is difficult to transplant, start it in a coffee can. Cut the bottom off the coffee can and replace it with the plastic lid, with a few holes punched in it for drainage. When it's time to set it out, you can either take the bottom off and slide the whole thing out, or just remove the bottom and plant the entire can. A pair of post hole diggers makes just the right size hole.

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