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May 19, 2015 11:15 PM CST
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May 20, 2015 3:19 AM CST

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Interesting; can you explain why you do this?
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May 20, 2015 10:36 AM CST
Name: tarev
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is this to fatten up their caudex?
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May 20, 2015 11:20 AM CST
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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If mine wobble, I add a little mix around them. But, say, why, please?
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May 20, 2015 7:31 PM CST
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its been a habit of mine to bury seedlings, and adeniums is not exempted to that rule, well for me that is,
to strengthen there stems and not to be leggy, and stronger support for the seedlings, because most of the time, seedlings before there cotyledons can still grow roots on it,
for example, tomatoes, you can bury the tomatoes 1 to 2 feet and it will grow more roots around it, more roots, more nutrients they can get,
but this is my first time growing this species, who knows what will happen, but im %100 sure it will not rot, i have lots of experience in growing seedlings of all kinds, so ill stick with my instincts on how i grow them
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May 20, 2015 10:34 PM CST
Name: KadieD
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Jericson,
Thumbs up Go with your instincts and traditional cultural growing of plants. Smiling
-Kadie
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May 21, 2015 5:32 AM CST
Name: KadieD
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In our horticultural practices in planting in the ground, a slight "hill" is made then the vegetable seeds or young plant is planted, then soil is mounded on top. The soil, of course, will gradually settle, sinking the roots, plus rain will wash down some of the soil. So every few days, soil at the base will be "raked" up to the mound. (The same thing is done for newly planted young fruit trees like lemon, lime, mango, etc. for a few months.)

I know that the Filipino and Chinese also do this as I have personally seen them do so. I think this practice allows for development of more feeder roots as well as aeration of the soil, not to mention prevention of root rot. Also, I know that in the "states" pumpkins, watermelon, squash, and some others are planted on hills. And I think this is for the same reason mentioned above.

I don't do this for plants in my raised garden, nor for potted plants for obvious reasons. However, for mature adeniums, I understand the wisdom of growing in mounded soil in a pot. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, this function helps prevent root rot and provides aeration.
My 2 cents worth. Green Grin!
-Kadie
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May 22, 2015 12:52 AM CST
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BabyK said:In our horticultural practices in planting in the ground, a slight "hill" is made then the vegetable seeds or young plant is planted, then soil is mounded on top. The soil, of course, will gradually settle, sinking the roots, plus rain will wash down some of the soil. So every few days, soil at the base will be "raked" up to the mound. (The same thing is done for newly planted young fruit trees like lemon, lime, mango, etc. for a few months.)

I know that the Filipino and Chinese also do this as I have personally seen them do so. I think this practice allows for development of more feeder roots as well as aeration of the soil, not to mention prevention of root rot. Also, I know that in the "states" pumpkins, watermelon, squash, and some others are planted on hills. And I think this is for the same reason mentioned above.

I don't do this for plants in my raised garden, nor for potted plants for obvious reasons. However, for mature adeniums, I understand the wisdom of growing in mounded soil in a pot. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, this function helps prevent root rot and provides aeration.
My 2 cents worth. Green Grin!
-Kadie



i m 100% filipino :p
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May 22, 2015 9:18 AM CST
Name: tarev
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jericson22 - hello kababayan Big Grin
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May 22, 2015 10:00 AM CST
Name: KadieD
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Small world, isn't it! Hilarious!
Jericson, where in Oahu do you live? I lived there for five years--first in Makiki, Honolulu, then in Nanakuli, Waianae.
-Kadie
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May 24, 2015 10:53 PM CST
Oahu, Hawaii
tarev said:jericson22 - hello kababayan Big Grin


wasuuppp kababayan lol, were you located at now
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May 24, 2015 10:54 PM CST
Oahu, Hawaii
BabyK said:Small world, isn't it! Hilarious!
Jericson, where in Oahu do you live? I lived there for five years--first in Makiki, Honolulu, then in Nanakuli, Waianae.
-Kadie


i lived in kaneohe for 3yrs then moved to ewa beach till now
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May 24, 2015 11:19 PM CST
Name: tarev
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jericson22..we live here in California, geographically Central Valley area already but about 60 miles east of San Francisco, so we get the dry heat of summer and the cold valley inversion during winter Big Grin

Mabuhay! So glad to meet a fellow Pinoy here Big Grin
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May 25, 2015 8:26 PM CST
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May 25, 2015 8:27 PM CST
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tarev said:jericson22..we live here in California, geographically Central Valley area already but about 60 miles east of San Francisco, so we get the dry heat of summer and the cold valley inversion during winter Big Grin

Mabuhay! So glad to meet a fellow Pinoy here Big Grin



what adeniums you are growing right now
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May 25, 2015 8:27 PM CST
Oahu, Hawaii
tarev said:jericson22..we live here in California, geographically Central Valley area already but about 60 miles east of San Francisco, so we get the dry heat of summer and the cold valley inversion during winter Big Grin

Mabuhay! So glad to meet a fellow Pinoy here Big Grin



well i get all year summer here lol, i love tropical weather, i lived in va beach before when i was in the army, 4yrs, hated it lol, i dont like 4 seasons hehehe
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May 25, 2015 8:48 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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I just have 2 remaining right now..both are Adenium obesum, the two that has survived my care Hilarious!
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May 26, 2015 12:01 AM CST
Oahu, Hawaii
tarev said:I just have 2 remaining right now..both are Adenium obesum, the two that has survived my care Hilarious!


lol, grow moreeeeeeeeeee
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May 26, 2015 12:10 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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I will just watch you jericson! I have no more space here to hide them for winter Big Grin
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May 26, 2015 1:19 AM CST
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