All Things Gardening forum: LOL, ever heard this?

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Name: Linda
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Freedombelle
Oct 15, 2017 5:46 PM CST
I just read about a avocado tree that was not producing and a man beat it with a bat and it produced. I read about a woman beating a peach tree for the same reason and it produced lots of peaches. Too funny to envision the beating of the trees. LOL, I guess just talking to them was not working, had to beat them scared! Hilarious!
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Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Oct 15, 2017 5:52 PM CST
Part of the long-standing Japanese method of cultivating shiitake mushrooms (on oak logs) involves first soaking them in a barrel of water and then "throwing them around." Between the near-drowning and the beating, the fungal culture figures death is just around the corner, so it had better make fruiting bodies NOW. Parallel to beating on fruit trees? maybe
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Oct 15, 2017 6:00 PM CST
critterologist said:Part of the long-standing Japanese method of cultivating shiitake mushrooms (on oak logs) involves first soaking them in a barrel of water and then "throwing them around." Between the near-drowning and the beating, the fungal culture figures death is just around the corner, so it had better make fruiting bodies NOW. Parallel to beating on fruit trees? maybe


So interesting! Should of known this with a non-producing ex husband I had, a ball bat...what fun!

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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Oct 15, 2017 6:16 PM CST
http://blog.chron.com/lazygard...

Tree beatings from a Google search, I am easily entertained.
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Oct 17, 2017 9:25 AM CST
Now how many of you went out and beat some plants, LOL. ? I did, of course I did, I love experiments. I beat a big tall sunflower that has had a bud forever....bloomed! I beat a rosebush that had 2 buds....bloomed! May be a coincidence or maybe it works.....I even did it in daylight hours, could care less if a neighbor saw me, but I barely ever see neighbors. On one side the house has been vacant the 5 years we been here, they just come and do lawn maintenance and once in a blue moon stay a weekend. The other house has new neighbors that never come out. When we bought this house that was the biggest criteria, it had to have a nice good size yard and a garage, we love it here, plus it was a short sale and we got a huge bargain! Well, veered off the subject as always. Just want to say, if you feel grumpy go beat some plants.
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Name: Liz Shaw
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LizDTM
Oct 17, 2017 7:21 PM CST
How do you beat them? Do you use your hands or a tennis racket or ? And how hard do you beat them? I shake my tomatoes all the time, but I do it gently, just enough for pollination. Beating sounds so violent.
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Oct 17, 2017 7:28 PM CST
LizDTM said:How do you beat them? Do you use your hands or a tennis racket or ? And how hard do you beat them? I shake my tomatoes all the time, but I do it gently, just enough for pollination. Beating sounds so violent.


If the stem is not thick I do a finger thumping, if the stem is thick I knock on it gently with my fist, just learning, LOL Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Oct 17, 2017 8:35 PM CST
I beat a cornelian cherry tree with my hard head this afternoon (unintentionally) while searching for a cat (who was soon found, but not under the dogwood). I wonder if that limb will bloom and fruit better this spring?
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Oct 18, 2017 2:22 AM CST
Did it produce a "growth" on your head? Maybe it works both ways. Glad you are ok though/
Name: Danita
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Danita
Oct 18, 2017 2:37 AM CST
Perhaps, she'll wake up as Carmen Miranda. Shrug! Green Grin!
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Oct 18, 2017 4:13 AM CST
Damaging most any plant will cause it to produce more fruit or seed. But it isn't a long term strategy. The damage weakens the trees.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Oct 18, 2017 9:51 AM CST
critterologist said:I beat a cornelian cherry tree with my hard head this afternoon (unintentionally) while searching for a cat (who was soon found, but not under the dogwood). I wonder if that limb will bloom and fruit better this spring?


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Name: Liz Shaw
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LizDTM
Oct 18, 2017 10:20 PM CST
OK, flicking sounds reasonable. When I say I shake my tomatoes, that's mostly what I'm doing.
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Name: Paula
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Oct 25, 2017 6:52 PM CST
Your poor neighbors must be so worried about you! Blinking


Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Oct 25, 2017 7:06 PM CST
Turbosaurus said:Your poor neighbors must be so worried about you! Blinking



I must be quite entertaining, maybe I will win a award. Truth be known I barely see my neighbors, LOL, maybe they are hiding out?
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Paula
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Oct 25, 2017 8:09 PM CST
I can't possibly imagine they would be avoiding you.. they must be planning your award- scariest neighbor with a baseball bat! All the little boys will be so disappointed they've been outclassed by a grown up!

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