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Old 26th April 2017, 12:55 AM   #396854  /  #426
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Old 26th April 2017, 01:34 AM   #396862  /  #427
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Old 26th April 2017, 02:07 AM   #396867  /  #428
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Only poetically, as in 'the dew lies gentle on the breast of the rose'. Or if referring to birds, as in ' rose breasted grosbeak'.
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Old 26th April 2017, 03:41 AM   #396877  /  #429
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Old 26th April 2017, 04:34 AM   #396884  /  #430
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I had an ant colony actually immigrate from who-knows-where to one of my planters full of lettuce last week when we had a big rain. The planter was literally swarming with ants.

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Old 19th August 2018, 02:40 AM   #435945  /  #431
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hey guys, any tips on basil plants? From time to time, I will buy a basil plant from the store, only to see it wither away not too long after. Maybe several weeks.


But, I want it to thrive. Best lighting conditions? Water everyday?


I find that i have kept it in varying conditions, and it still ends up withering eventually.


Also - tips on wandering jew plants. I had read before that they only last about 8 months or so. I think I have had mine for about a year now - but the tops are nearly bare. Is it just constantly taking trimmings and 'birthing' new plants out of them?
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Old 19th August 2018, 02:46 AM   #435946  /  #432
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Basil - sun, sun, more sun. Warm temperatures. Water as soon as soil a couple cm deep begins o feel a bit dry. Ime they don't like their leaves to be wet.

Wandering Jew - pinching the stems back helps it get fuller. They are finicky (and short-lived) and starting from cuttings regularly is a good idea.
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Old 19th August 2018, 03:13 AM   #435947  /  #433
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Basil - sun, sun, more sun. Warm temperatures. Water as soon as soil a couple cm deep begins o feel a bit dry. Ime they don't like their leaves to be wet.

Wandering Jew - pinching the stems back helps it get fuller. They are finicky (and short-lived) and starting from cuttings regularly is a good idea.
Ok thanks : )


I just took off a bunch of trimmings before and put them in water, so the roots grew out (from the wandering jew). Planted a handful of the trimmings together just now.


I think the main plant may be on it's last legs though.. but the bottoms are all very bushy, so I will keep trimming and make another little plant again out of it. Then maybe put the 2 little plants together in a new pot. We'll see if the tops get any better though... they are pretty much just leafless long strands as of now.


As for the basil plant - I actually have it outside where we get a ton of sun. There was a bunch of little baby stems hidden within the main plant - and they all got burnt! So :/ I just re-potted it, into fresh soil.. so we'll see. A shame about the little stems underneath getting burnt to a crisp though?
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Old 19th August 2018, 03:15 AM   #435948  /  #434
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one more question b?


Aloe vera plant. I also have it outside in sunlight. I noticed previously some of the leaves were getting less 'juicy' and browning.



So I've been watering it a lot. And I think they have plumped a small bit, or at least they haven't gotten worse and the other leaves are fine. Just, I didn't think they required this much watering. I'm watering it daily.
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Old 19th August 2018, 03:18 AM   #435949  /  #435
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The one nice thing about this apartment, is that the back patio gets tons of direct sunlight. So, it means next year I can actually grow some vegetables, which will be nice.
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Old 19th August 2018, 03:18 AM   #435950  /  #436
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I've never grown good basil - it normally doesn't seem warm enough here outdoors, though this summer it likely would have thrived. My friend grows hers in her little greenhouse, and it seems to love the extra heat.
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Old 19th August 2018, 03:20 AM   #435951  /  #437
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She's had a whacking huge crop of peas and beans this summer. She was contemplating a third planting, as the second matured so fast.
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Old 19th August 2018, 03:22 AM   #435952  /  #438
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I've never grown good basil - it normally doesn't seem warm enough here outdoors, though this summer it likely would have thrived. My friend grows hers in her little greenhouse, and it seems to love the extra heat.
Okay, so maybe likes the humidity. Maybe I should have waited on the smaller stems to grow before sticking them into direct sunlight. I did skip a day of watering, so that might have been it. But you wouldn't think they'd go so fast.
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Old 19th August 2018, 03:23 AM   #435953  /  #439
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She's had a whacking huge crop of peas and beans this summer. She was contemplating a third planting, as the second matured so fast.
Wow. She still might be able to, since I bet the high temperatures will probably last through September. I remember it was warm throughout Sept last year. Temperatures this year have been even hotter, so who knows - maybe even will go longer.
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Old 17th September 2018, 03:21 AM   #437475  /  #440
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Look at these cuties:



I haven't owned a spider plant before. Was pleasantly surprised to see the new growth


Basil plant doing better... since being moved inside. Hopefully more growth will happen, and will get healthier and more upright, in this new spot. Still might not be enough sunlight for it at the moment. We'll see




Rachel, the wandering jew is dying..





HOWEVER... her babies live on. The one on the right is potted, and started off like the ones on the left; rooting, in water. Rachel #2, 3 & 4, looking good






Haven't named the spider plant or basil plant yet. It's still too soon to name the basil plant. Might go with Ed, for the spider plant.


Rachel #5 & 6 need to come into existence soon as well. Need to trim her again
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Old 17th September 2018, 03:25 AM   #437476  /  #441
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Watch out for the spider plant - those things can get HUGE and may walk around at night.

The wandering jew babbies look healthy.
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Old 17th September 2018, 03:38 AM   #437477  /  #442
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Watch out for the spider plant - those things can get HUGE and may walk around at night.

The wandering jew babbies look healthy.
Hmm what to do when the spider plant gets creepy crawly. I'll have to look it up.

I assume trimming the off shoots and then.. I'm not sure if they root in water.

I tried that with another plant of mine.. and it didnt root. It's the plant that I loved. Giselle. And I left for Ontario for about a week and bf left it baking in the sun with no water. So 3 out of 4 of the stems just died off. I trimmed the dead stems.. and they are starting to grow again.

I actually dont know what type of plant it is. Maybe i can take a pic.. and maybe you will know?
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Old 17th September 2018, 03:43 AM   #437478  /  #443
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Such a shame - because that large stem that you see - the other 3 were like that as well
But ya, not sure what this is.
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Old 17th September 2018, 04:16 AM   #437482  /  #444
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Watch out for the spider plant - those things can get HUGE and may walk around at night.

The wandering jew babbies look healthy.
Hmm what to do when the spider plant gets creepy crawly. I'll have to look it up.

I assume trimming the off shoots and then.. I'm not sure if they root in water.

I tried that with another plant of mine.. and it didnt root. It's the plant that I loved. Giselle. And I left for Ontario for about a week and bf left it baking in the sun with no water. So 3 out of 4 of the stems just died off. I trimmed the dead stems.. and they are starting to grow again.

I actually dont know what type of plant it is. Maybe i can take a pic.. and maybe you will know?
Spider plant babies root very easily, and can get quite large if you just leave them on the mother plant.


Looking at your mystery plant - it looks like another kind of spider plant but I can't tell from the pic if it is a succulent? Are the leaves thick?

If you're looking for really hard to kill plants (source - used to have dozens of house plants until I started living full time with a wood stove), try sword plants (sanseveiria), peperomia, german ivy, strawberry begonia


sansevieria

This is the classic but there are lots of variants:



variants:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...4F30CA17026C16

peperomia



also has lots of variants

strawberry begonia (actually a saxifrage has lots of babies also

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Old 17th September 2018, 04:22 AM   #437483  /  #445
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Purple velvet plant is a bit more sensitive but just needs cutting back now and then and not to be overwatered. It flowers easily, and has yellow dandelion looking blooms, which you're supposed to clip off, but I always let them bloom because the bright yellow looks neat with the purple-green leaves.

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Old 17th September 2018, 04:24 AM   #437484  /  #446
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Looking at your mystery plant - it looks like another kind of spider plant but I can't tell from the pic if it is a succulent? Are the leaves thick?
Yes. The leaves are thick - like thick and jelly.




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If you're looking for really hard to kill plants (source - used to have dozens of house plants until I started living full time with a wood stove), try sword plants (sanseveiria), peperomia, german ivy, strawberry begonia


sansevieria

This is the classic but there are lots of variants:



variants:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...4F30CA17026C16

peperomia



also has lots of variants

strawberry begonia (actually a saxifrage has lots of babies also


I really like the sansevieria.


However, my kitchen window (and on top of the dryer, in the kitchen) - is taken up by plants now. Not just the ones you have seen. How much light does that one need? Because I have some room in my living room for a few, once we get the living room properly set up. But the living room doesn't provide a lot of light - west facing.


Does a wood stove not do well with having plants? Makes it too hot ?
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Old 17th September 2018, 04:25 AM   #437485  /  #447
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german ivy (not actually an ivy) grows fast and is delicate and easy to maintain

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Old 17th September 2018, 04:25 AM   #437486  /  #448
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Purple velvet plant is a bit more sensitive but just needs cutting back now and then and not to be overwatered. It flowers easily, and has yellow dandelion looking blooms, which you're supposed to clip off, but I always let them bloom because the bright yellow looks neat with the purple-green leaves.


And this one is a house plant?
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Old 17th September 2018, 04:26 AM   #437487  /  #449
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german ivy (not actually an ivy) grows fast and is delicate and easy to maintain


I have an english ivy plant as well
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Old 17th September 2018, 04:30 AM   #437488  /  #450
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the strawberry begonia is also very pretty. I like that one a lot too
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