Ask a Question forum: BioMass Accumulator--Angel Trumpet ? ? ?

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Name: Trux
Orlando Florida (Zone 9b)
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Trux4
Mar 1, 2014 12:09 PM CST
Anyone know if Angel Trumpet would make a good biomass accumulator? It grows like crazy in Central Florida and I've propagated all I need. Seems like it would be good for chop and drop but I don't want to have my worms hallucinate or have some other unintended consequence.

Any advice my wise friends? Many thanks.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 1, 2014 1:15 PM CST
Don't know about them much myself, although we had them in SoCal with no ill effects. I did find this comment on GW:
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/brug/msg090016012016...
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gingin
Mar 1, 2014 1:16 PM CST
Interesting question. I will be all I'm all ears! for the answer.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 1, 2014 6:00 PM CST
Can't tell you for sure, but I do know that whenever I plant a brug in the ground, it peters out and dies from nematode infestation. So the poisonous component doesn't affect the nematodes.

I also put any fallen leaves and flowers back on top of the soil under the brug plants. Slugs and snails eat them with no apparent ill effects. I had a green caterpillar last year that was feasting on a few leaves.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 1, 2014 6:15 PM CST
You might also try posting this same question over in the Brugs forum: http://garden.org/forums/view/brugmansias/
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