The Plant General - Tamarix EditionWelcome to /plant/, the happy green place on this blue board, where growers, gardeners and horticulturists share their love for things that grow.Newbies and amateurs are very welcome, and we’ll always try to answer your questions.Special edition for soft and airy Tamarix. Best enjoyed with a nice beer on the beach.Old Threads>>3010083>>3006515>>2994618
Obligatory threadly bee.
>>3014324What all have you planted in your garden to help the bees, Anons?
>>3014327I have one short metric fuckton of honeysuckles growing along the fence in my backyard, does that count?
>>3014331Sure why not. Like everything else in our backyard, our honeysuckle is being choked out by bamboo. Our dogwoods are still fine, though.
finally got some new growth on this p. hederaceum! I got it as a long straggling vine with rotten roots about a month and a half ago - a little chopping and water propagation later and it’s got healthy white roots and new growth
crudely drew my garden on ms paint.
the lil growth (under new leaf) on this pothos i stole turned brown, is it ok? been in a glass of water for about a few days.
>>3014428ok so this is the plan for this autumn.will be increasing the size of my pond, replace my partial-shade garden with tufa rocks and build a transparant roof over it to prevent rot during the winter, the roof will be connected to a gutter that leads the rainwater into my pond.part of the alpine garden won't be covered for plants that prefer more moisture.also I want some big greywacke rocks between the full sun perennials. pond is going to be filled with coarse sand and planted with potamogeton, might make a water feature at the edge of the alpine garden (no roof) that flows into the pond.primarely trying to attract Ichthyosaura alpestris.thoughts, ideas?
>>3014448Get a bigger yard.
>>3014456that's like telling a burger to get a smaller truck. literally impossible
>>3014456sure once babyboomers stop buying every affordable house.
>>3014448my thoughts and ideas are show me your tortoise
>>3014470here's an old picture I'll take a new one tomorrow if they haven't buried themselves.small one had a bit of pyramiding when I bought it, it's mostly gone now.they're able to get into the shed so they're outdoors like 8 months a year.
>>3014435that 'growth' is what's known as an aerial root! It should be okay (from my experience e. aureum roots are always a little brown when propagating in water) but if it gets worse cut the root off and hope the node below will grow into a more healthy root
>>3014478i dont think anything is growing on the node below, it's just a bump from where a leaf was.what about this monstera? i know they take longer to root but not sure if i should cut it or just keep waiting. got it like this from the flower store real cheap about a week ago. dont know how long it sat there like this but probably not more than a few days
who here has planted vivariums or orchidariums
>>3014485that's cool. got more pics?
>>3014482sometimes nodes take a moment to root in water, wait and see what happens.does the monstera have any aerial root either? They don’t usually grow roots from a clean cut through the stem
>>3014492i know fuck-all bout plants. here's rest of the stem.
>>3014492looking again maybe it is starting to rot. golden pothos are easy enough to buy at most garden centres, but if you're insistent on growing one from a prop try getting more aerial nodes next time
>>3014536>>3014492btw should that knob be above or under water?
>Have lots of different flowers doing well>Stupid salvia plants keep dyingI don't know how my soil could be poison to these things compared to all these other flowers because I'm giving them the right amount of sun and water
Can anyone tell me what these white little bitches on my peppermint are?they seem to only be on the peppermint and none of my other plants.
>>3014642they're the molded exoskeletons of aphids.>>3014596salvias need proper drainage.
>>3014681>molded exoskeletons>aphidsShitWhat do?
>>3014690It could also be their drained corpses. If you can't find much living ones a little friend is already doing enough.
>>3014703ive noticed an occasional small flying insect in my room every so often, theyre indoor plants by the way, but i dont know how to get rid of them.
>>3014709aphids are easy to control. any contact insecticide will do.a simple 70-80% solution of isopropyl alchohol is cheap and effective, but you could always nuke any pests with some neonicotinoid based pesticide if want overkill
>>3014428Can I see the pond?I'm gonna make one soon myself
>>3014448do you have somewhere to attract it from? because it really seems like you're in the middle of some shitty suburb, hard to get newts in places like that
>>3014963not that anon, but i live in a city in England, and i've seen shit tonnes of newts and frogs in people's back gardens.
>>3014925it's currently just some shitty waterlilies, I'll take pics of the construction once I'm done with the alpine garden. >>3014963it's super easy to amphibians in your pond in my frog country.I might just find the specific species I'm after elsewhere and toss it in once established.
So how do I go about using gypsum? my soil is pretty clay-ish . how do I use gypsum to soften that shit up. like how much are you supposed to apply etc?does it actually work? how long should I let it in the soil before putting my orange tree in the ground?
>>3014970I had alpine newts living in my pond when I was a kid, those ponds have been demolished but I should be able to find them nearby.
>>3014810Soap and water in a sprayer bottle works just as well. Insecticides should be last resort
>>3014979It's not going to work dude. That shit'll just settle like a carpet 4 inches deep and create an impenetrable layer. If you wanna soften up clay soil, promote worms and plant green manure plants
>>3014970just the common newt, Lissotriton vulgaris.we don't get alpine newts here.i've seen several common frogs as big as grapefruits here in people's gardens, and even bright orange and red ones. they have a lot of variation.turns out back gardens can be an oasis for wildlife in urban centres.
>>3014979>>3014991old mushroom compost is excellent for loosening up clay soils, and you get free mushrooms as well.
potted some succbois. i need more pots...
>>3014987>Insecticides should be last resortindeed. but some pests can be near impossible to get rid of without resorting to a systemic pesticide, such as leaf-curlers or bark-burrowers.in general prefer alcohol sprays for indoor plants, as it leaves no residue behind.things like soap or oils have to be rinsed off later, and it's just a pain tbph.fine for outdoors though where it will get washed off by the rain.
>>3014998christ.you only need to water the soil anon, not the actual leaves. lmaoall that water in between the leaves is just going to lead to rot, and if you put it straight into full sun with all that water on the leaves, it will scorch.
>>3015001it's wet from removing the dirt it came in.i know you shouldnt water after replanting.it's cloudy as fuck today.how bout you stop jumping to conclusions?
>>3015001but thanks for your concerns.
>>3015006better to let the dirt dry and remove it with a soft brush.>plant is wet>assume it has been watereddon't know what else you expected tbph
>>3015009you're right, sorry for snapping at you.i've had problems with roots getting damaged when dry. i dipped them in dry soil after washing and before putting in new soil.
>>3015012i prefer to water my succs the day before i repot them. that way the plant is well-watered, the roots are turgid, and it can sit a while in the new soil before it gets thirsty.if you repot a dry rootball, it can be difficult to fully wet it again, so be careful. it's worst with peat-based mediums though, and larger rootballs.
imagine being this butthurt
>>3014327Salvia officinalis blooming rn. Rosemary plants don't last more than a couple of years, bc the climate is too humid and cold.
>>3015142rosemary is a lasting herb provided you grow them in well-draining soil and prune them properly each year, even in my humid cold climate.
>>3015142>>3015148this.Rosemary is just as hardy as Sage. They just hate being wet during the winter, and if you don't prune them they get woody and tired, much like Lavender.Weirdly though, Rosemary is the only outdoor plant I've ever had spider mites on, and several times as well.
>>3015142if my mother can keep rosemary alive for 8+ years so can you nonnie
>>3015162I have a customer that brought a rosemary plant from France in 1960 before they were a popular herb, it's planted on the side of his house underneath the gutter so it barely gets any water, the trunk is thicker than my leg.
>>3014448Potamogeton looks like ugly brown litter on the pond's surface, persicaria amphibia is much more elegant
>>3015025>Wanting to grow shit that I can find in my backyard already I like plant world seeds and got some nice alstroemeria and chocolate cosmos from there
>>3015171P. natans looks like shit.I'll be using Potamogeton lucens, imagine a narrow but long pond with sandy soil/clear water in which P. lucens grows while gently sweeping towards one direction due to the current of the water feature.
>>3015170hopefully she'll be able to tell a story like that in the future. rosemary always reminds me of her cooking
>>3015183Oh I see, that looks way better than natans
>>3015187will also be using H. vulgaris and maybe Cabomba caroliniana.by the way, these are also some of the best oxygenators for ponds, when the sun hits your pond you can literally see the bubbles coming from the plants.
>>3014435bud aint growing any more. think it's ogre... RIP. guess i'll have to steal another bit next time im at the elderly home
>>3015177Planting non-native species is fine as long as it isn't invasive.
>>3015256depends, if it supports invasive animals it can still be bad even if the plant itself is not invasive.
>>3014327Caryopteris x clandonensis and some annuals. Also my lawn is a tiny weed forrest that bloomed nonstop since march and they seem to love that. Pic related is my favourite visitor so far.
>>3015041largest bombus is from chile
>>3014308some richfag pls re introduce humming birds in europe pls
>>3015415I recognize that plant (bulge)
>>3015419Change starts with you, anon.
>>3015415bombus aren't honeybees
>>3014681Reminds me of these that I took a few weeks back
>>3016130Imagine the smell
>>3014333that looks like a virtuous circle
>>3015508I planted recently wisteria but it doesn't look any good. How much it does grow each year?
>climate is too hot for dogwood>climate is too hot for peoniesHow do you guys deal with the feel of not being able to grow what you want?
>>3016324the crazy plant lady in my town had a few Plumeria for sale. Nice healthy branched plants about 2 feet high, £15.Always wanted one, but I don't have the space for any more sun-hungry houseplants, let alone a large shrub.
>>3016310they grow about 20 feet a year once established.>>3016324is it your summers that are too hot or your winters
>>3016324Replace that gaping hole with something native instead. There's tons of cool plants, I wouldn't be bummed out by not being able to plant one or two that I like.
>>3016427jesus christ man feel some compassion, also some of us live in shitholes with no good native plants
>>3016442what country do you live in
>>3016442There's no way you live in an area where you can't grow anything at all interesting.
would pilea peperomioides be ok in a north-facing window? also should i split up this nussbaum-boi or replant all in the same pot? or maybe prune it since it's a bit leggy?
>>3016310>keeping this bastard in line = part-time job>tfw 3-3.5mos. unpaid vacation every yearI would say twenty feet is on the low side. Inherited the wisteria on my property and can confirm, unequivocally, that I would never plant it myself.Your future self is standing before the monster and cursing you. Cannot you into hear it? If it takes off you'll be along for the ride. Good luck with that anon.
>>3016448>>3016450oh i’m sure there would be something but i also don’t have any garden space because i live in student accommodation. devon, uk tho so humour me with anything interesting
>>3016497>don’t have any garden spaceHowz about something fruiting for shiggles? You can wow peoples with your commitment/tenacity as you wheel it in n out and in n out and ... during warmer months.
>>3016497>devon, uk>no good natives to growu wot m8?
>>3016497start with an Aloe
>>3016497plant sempervivum in random places.
>>3016553finally somebody who understands me>>3016550I just think a lot of them tend to be boring, but I think a lot of people would find the plants I like to grow pretty boring. swings and roundabouts.
>>3016574>but I think a lot of people would find the plants I like to grow pretty boringah, another cp grower.
>>3016130I wanna fuck that bee
>>3016584I hope that's either Cerebral Palsy or candle power
>>3016574Find a wall with a small little hole or cracking. Insert a sempervivum offshot (put a little of soil to help it). Be sure it doesn't move. See how a boring, old wall becomes a tiny garden with literally zero care. I've done it in the past it's so easy and fun.
>>3016588carnivorous plants you numptywhat did you think it meant?
>>3016588Someone here gets super triggered by carnivorous plants.
>>3016603>>3016605oh no that makes more sense, but they're not for me>>3016595I'm sure my grandma has a really large clump that grows around the edge of her greenhouse, I'll bring some back with me and try and get some established
>>3016425It's the Texas coast, it's humid and hot year round. Winters are mild but summers are balls hot. Great for tropical plants at least.
Im having a hard time identifying the parts of this thing, somebody help me please?
>>3016761I think I can see some cells there, but beyond that I can't really help.
>>3016761looks like a soft stem.outer red is epidermis.outer green is the vascular tissue containing xylem and phloem.orange is the peripheral cortex, surrounding the green central pith.how did i do? i'm just a gardener.
>>3016584and what interesting plants do you grow?
Speaking of CP - are there any plants that would do fine in the same pot as outdoor sarracenia in zone 6a?
Is this blight? It's a fuchsia. I'm pretty sure it hasn't been getting enough water lately and we recently put in those small fertiliser sticks. What do?
>>3017198suprised it's not planted in sphagnum in the first place.weather is too shit lately to take good pictures, might start taking pictures of the alpines I grow in my company greenhouse soon.
Plantfags why is my kektus losing its erection starting at the bottom?
>>3017433It's rotting from the bottom up. Check the roots.
>>3017435>>3017436thanks guys.how to i check? just pull it out and tap off the soil? clip off dead root. place back in the soil?
>>3017438Pull it out, cut it above the squishy part on the plant, then replant it into DRY soil and don't water it for weeks or even months until it grows new roots. The squishy part is already rotting so you need to cut it off entirely. Opuntia are hardy plants so it should be okay. Pic related is mine. When I got it it was about the same size as your plant and years later it's this big.
>>3017433opuntia microdasys. cut above rotten tissue, lay it down on a dry place, let it dry for a week, plant back on dry soil, quit the secondary pot
>>3017432looks a lot like what i've been oogling at the store for the last few weeks. thinking of getting it and putting in this wide bowl-pot, or similar white pot.they dont have any prickles at all, right? dont want my cat to get hurt.
>>3017469The white dots have some spines but that's it. Beware though, some cats like to bite and eat succulents/cacti so you should worry more about any potential plants you bring home being ruined.
>>3017474i touched the white spots and didnt feel or see any spines... and my cat just headbutts them, except this one he probably thinks is grass
>>3017479you need to repot that guy. there's 4 or 5 plant crammed in that pot. SPLIT IT
>>3017479anonis thatis that a...it fucking is isn't itit's an Aloe!and it's fucking dead!AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAyou silly soddon't post here any more
>>3017488it was a baby i pulled from this lad on the right that didnt want to root. neck yourself, faggot
>>3017495just like your braincells. meanwhile the parent is not dead.
>>3017503>>3017495this one also not dead
>>3017503I mean it's not looking it's best
>>3017482i dont know which pot. and what kinda soil do those things like?>>3017508how so? might have something to do with being in the far north and barely even got spring here yet.
>>3017492This is not the kind of language I like to see in our gentle, comfy general.
>>3017516it's just a bunch of sansivieria leaf cuttings that have started to grow. split that fucker up into individual clay pots with some regular succ soil.when you split it, work around the crowns and split each one with some roots and it should be fine.stop being rude as well.
Guys, my mom just bought me a basil plant buy i think she got an old one, it had flowers and the stem is very woody, firm and brown. The leaves are small, i already cutted al the flowers. The leaves are small, is my plant sick? i just wanna have basil.
>>3017551>>3017559says seething samefag trying to cope that his "failed aloe test" shitpost backfired.funny you havent posted a single of your plants yet either.even this guy that i thought was a goner is recovering from scandinavian pitch black winter.
>>3017551>>3017559maybe ill tripfag just for you
>>3017561is that the guy who was looking absolutely fucked in the last thread?if so, it's looking better and good job.
can at least one of you stop fighting over some poster and give me an actual help? >>3017547
>>3017568yes it is. thanks for the help. got a bottle of food to give them some once i put the rest in proper pots too.>>3017569cope. why dont you join some plant discord where you can circlejerk your master-race plants, whatever you have (if you even have any)
>>3017572You can probably propagate a new baby basil from a branch if you think yours is old and ugly, I think their taste changes once they flower, too. Sorry, I don't know much about basil, but theoretically that's how it should work for most common plants.
>>3017577how to propagate cuttings? total newb here, if i put on the sun and water should it grow roots?
>>3017579Honestly, I just cut it off and stick it in some dirt. Worked for my geranium, but geraniums are ezpz.
>>3017516glazed pots are gay
I just got this venus flytrap almost a week ago and I was looking at a new head that started sprouting, when I notices these tiny green plants. Any idea what they are? Should I pull them out or will they be fine with my VFT?
>>3017617congrats anon, you are a father now
>>3017617Eh, it's probably fine.
>>3017212>>3017402other than moss i mean
>>3017617wat is the potting medium?
>>3017646I just bought it, so I'm assuming its just in sphagnum moss. I have yet to repot it.
>>3017617probably d. capensisevery single pot filled with sphag always ends up full of capensis
>>3015041Well honeybees did live here 14 million years ago but they went extinct.
>>3017657Honestly the whole idea of just planing more wildflowers in your yard helping the honeybees is fighting a losing battle. They should be encouraging people to lobby against our current unsustainable agriculture methods instead, but people are more easily satiated by something "easy" to do instead of something virtually impossible to take on.
>>3017651You mean I got a venus flytrap and some sundew babies?
>>3017680You're about to have all the sundew babies you could ever want and then some.
>>3017662That's about as likely as the governments doing something about global warming.
>>3017662>They should be encouraging people to lobby against our current unsustainable agriculture methods insteadunsure why you think there's ever going to be a lobby to starve millions of people, because 'sustainable agriculture' can't sustain the 10 billion people we'll have by 2040.>>3017657Ailanthus altissima was native to europe before the ice-age, doesn't mean it's not an invasive species right now.
>>3017798>>3017800Exactly, that's why I said virtually impossible.
>>3017547>>3017572>small leavesIt could be bushy basil like pic related that's supposed to grow for several years but without a picture it's hard to tell.If you prefer young plants you should have left those flowers and harvested the seeds. If you like small ones just take cuttings.
>>3017662Planting wildflowers helps people getting interested in the whole thing, though. It's maddening how often I heard people say 'bees are manmade and invasive anyway' and think the honey bee is the only bee species there is.
can “cope” become the new /plant/ meme pls
>>3017899It's been a meme across several boards already.
>>3017800Hey everything’s an invasive species when it first gets there.
>>3015155>>3015148Thinking about growing sage and rosemary to grow in a container on my balcony, are they companion plants?
>>3017937>are they companion plants?how do you mean?they both have the same requirements, so can be grown together, but i would recommend separate pots so each has space to grow.
>>3017940oh okay, i was more thinking about planting them together in a container that you hang on the railing of a balcony. forgot the word for it sorry.
>>3017902i know but we should use it when people get pissed off for no reason
>>3017942they both grow a bit too large for a windowbox or hanging barket imo.
>>3017942Through was the word i was searching for!>>3017971ah okay hmm i'll continue too search then, might just get some nice that arent food herbs.
>>3017972>Through was the word i was searching for!Trough
>>3017907no, invasive means it spreads quickly and undesirably, most plants aren't like that.orchids have tiny ass seeds that get scattered all around the world by the wind, hence why there's so many species, the vast majority isn't invasive upon introduction.
>>3017662>helping the honeybeesHoney bees don't need any help in the first place.
>>3018035Yeah, their disappearance and encroaching extinction is just a myth.
couldnt resist this tiny pilea when it was just $2
>>3018175the honeybee population has only gone up in the past decade.
>>3018205What about local/native solitary bees? Is it good to plant wildflowers for them?
>>3018231yes, if anything you should focus on providing shelter and food for these.
>>3018205> In 2019, the western honey bee is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to pressures from invasive species, ecosystem changes, agricultural practices, and human interference.? ? ? ? ?
What does /plant/ think of Vriesea splendens?
>>3018261what are these stakes for
>>3018294Those look like some sort of chunky colored pencil for kids.
>>3018261I think they're magic. The leaves are amazing, and the inflorescences are just a bonus. Bromeliads are the best.
>>3018294Those are those stupid "natural and organic" colored pencils. I see them at my local hipster mall (which is like this giant glass building with shitty asian food and some actual food but it's hipster as fuck and have a tiny closet that can fit two people where you can watch movies and buy rocks and now I'm angry about the hipsters. Fuck!!
>>3014308Hello /an/, this year I was thinking about growing some garlic for preservation, in order to do this I wanted to repurpose some old cans from my job (same size as pic related) I planned on covering the outside with some spray paint, But when it comes to the inside I wasn't sure. Can i use just any spray paint or water-proof sealant? im afraid of potential chemicals leeching into the garlic as it grows. does anyone have experience with this? Online I didn't see anyone talking about this.
>>3018326>food preservation>repurpose some old cans from my jobi hope you have proper canning equipment and food-safe "spray paint"
>>3018326Just use mason jars like everyone else.
>>3018331I'm planning on growing them in the cans and then preserving them in jars, im not going to preserve them in the same cans from work.
>>3014308I love plants. I want to be genetically modified so my green skin makes sugars.
>>3018336Oh in that case, you can grow plants in just about anything, they don't care.
>>3018336the wording in your post made it seem like you were gonna get almost guaranteed food poisoning lol.go ahead, just throw some dirt in the jars and chuck a plant in it. you dont need any special kind of paint unless you want it to last forever (and if you do, use a cheap metal spray paint for cars or something).
>>3018343Should I use any coating for the inside of the cans or will nothing leech in to the garlic?
>>3018035I Think they just meant bees in general.
>>3018349Just rinse the cans out and go, what are you storing in them, uranium or something?
>>3018357What im storing in my cans isn't your nor the govt's business
>>3018326enjoy your botulism
looking into getting into raised bed life. are they legit or a meme and bother to fill up?can I fill half or 1/3 of it up with logs, branches and sticks etc then the next part with cheaper soil then finish it off with a premium soil? or will that just fuck with the growth? also people normally just fill it with potting soil as opposed to garden soil?
>>3018389>>>/out/1506735Will probably help you more. There's plenty of raised beds there. Also what you're describing is similar to a hugelkultur. https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/many-benefits-hugelkultur
>>3018389hope that's you.well, sure it can be done, since the "bad" material will be converted in premium soil given enought time. Put some earthworms.
>>3018236Is this about a wild honeybee?
>>3018334listen to this guy
Half my backyard is clay soil which is really unsightly. I want to start planting in part of it to start. I've done some reading along with what was mentioned in this thread so I will not consider gypsum. I'm going to spread a good amount of compost along with organic mulch. Can I buy some earthworms and just set them free in that area that will have compost and mulch and let them do their thing? Please let me know any input as I'd like to buy materials tomorrow
Pls help. Just potted this Radermachera China doll from tubestock and a lot of the lower leaves are yellowing. Is this to be expected from fucking around with a temperamental plant, or should I be worried?I've read that they prefer being rootbound, so I left it mostly untouched between tubestock and potting - now I'm worried that the water has just run between the roots and new soil.(Kek I can't post a pic because Australia has been banned from uploading pics?)
I am pretty sure I overwatered my African violet- what can I do to save it? the bottom leaves are drooping and ive had to pull the mushy ones.
>>3018731Just run a hair dryer over it, it'll be fine, I swear.
>>3017613fuck off, no they're not
>>3018733over the soil? should I do it out of the pot? how long should I do it for? I'd hate to lose this guy, Im 90% sure I killed my friends blueberry plant(crinkled leaves but green) today too- black thumb day I suppose
>>3018737That was just a shitpost, I'm so sorry. Just let it dry out normally, it'll probably be fine. Check to make sure the roots aren't rotting if it's been a consistent overwatering.
>>3018738lol no worries im being a sped- It appears the bottom is pretty soggy, someone else was taking care of them until this week so they might have been rotting for a while- should I pull the leaves or just let them get soggy and die on their own?
>>3018740You need to treat the roots, not just the wilted leaves. Cut off all the already rotten ones, then repot it in clean soil. Apparently you're supposed to fungicide the clean roots too, I'm going off like 30s worth of Google research, by the way.
>>3018671i would dig out some of the clay and mix it with other soils so it's at least not just clay. adding earthworms is always a good idea.you can also do a raised bed if you dont want to dig out too much of the clay under it.
Do You guys think i can manage to keep a mango tree as a shrub too keep inside? like standing on the floor with a larger pot sort of thing
>>3014308Plants that don't feed you or get you high are loafers and are useless.
>>3018855What if I get high just by looking at it?
>>3018728wtf is a tubestock?
>>3018671happy double digging. incorporate plenty of loose organic matter, such as composted horse manure, composted bark, or used mushroom compost. don't bother with 'compost' from the garden centre which is just a potting medium and not actually compost.it can take a few years to turn shitty dense clay into a nice workable soil, but hard work and patience will pay off.it's much better to do this job in the autumn though, but you can do it any time of year as long as the clay isn't waterlogged or totally dry.
>>3018671Extract all the clay you can and put all the quality soil you can. It will pay in the longterm. Earthworms cannot make miracles.
>>3018401european honeybee.anon hasn't realized most european honeybees are kept as livestock, which has been hitting record highs in the past few years.>>3018855I keep plants for aesthetic value, and to make it obvious to everyone that lives near me that I am better than they are without actually telling them I am.>>3018671you're better off learning to deal with the soil type you are and growing plants that benefit from it.some of my seeds arrived, going to be sowing some shit today.more seeds incoming tomorrow or the day after.
Pollinators on my Aloe
>>3019121>Aloe Test: S Gradevery nice
>tfw everything you want isn't in cultivation or extremely expensive.
Mr. Cedrus received a much needed haircut. Didn't prune everything that needed to go as quite a lot came off. We'll get you next time.>>3018855>uselessUp in the ozone when philosophizing this blanket generalization? Shade, fuels, and materials of manufacture are, but a few uses of sundry species. In the desert, picrelated helps improve the soil structure while being mildly allelopathic, not to mention providing a perch for a sweet red tail hawk who contributes to keeping the shitty squirrel and bitch ass bunny population in check.>was pretty high during snip snip snipWORD
>>3019328are you in the mojave
i cant decide which pot to choose. help
>>3019383Pick the one on the right. It'll bring the color out of the plant more than the one on the right which would contrast it too much.
>>3019384you said right both times
>>3019390so pick the right one, right?
>>3019373affirmative>our "not always guaranteed" winter dusting.picrelatedabove average precipitation, mostly late winter, has made weeding a great joy
>>3019383Depends where it is going to be located, if you are going for the modern or classical look. But I'll choose the one on the right too.
>>3019406im not going with any particular theme. thx
Plastic, terracotta, hanging baskets, or ceramic pots.What's /plant/'s favorite?
>>3019536I like glazed ceramics for smaller pots that are on shelves or closer to eye level. Terracotta-brown coloured plastic for large pots that sit on the ground - they're easier to move around and look good from a distance anyway.
>>3019594>Plastic potsomg u monster why dont u use all natural pot materials omg omg omg
>want to make my own hanging gardens of Babylon>everything is in hanging baskets>they all died
>>3019603That's me trying to grow anything from seed this season. Realized wtf I'm doing wrong, though, and my climate's mild enough that I can start over and do better. Think of it as a learning experience, and do better next time.
>>3019536terracotta is ceramic
>>3019536terracotta because i want everything to match
>>3019603Hanging baskets need lots of water
>>3014308I'm going to start a little homemade garden. I've done it with some basil and tomatoes before but now I want to get a ton of herbs, or even veggies.It's going to be indoors, and there is alot of sunlight to go around. I want to grow basil, dille, tarragon, chervil, parsley, oregano, ginger, thyme, chives, and garlic. Anyone had recommendations? Ideas? Anything would be greatly appreciated.They will all have their own container. Also I want to get farming some more tomatoes but I'll need to make some sort of mesh to keep the plant from falling over
>>3019823>Anyone had recommendations?most herbs require sharp drainage, mix your soil with some coarse sand or gravel to prevent them from rotting away during the winter.
>>3019826Now that's some sound advice, guess I'll be looking for some rocks. My plants will stay inside though, would the drainage still be necessary?
>>3019827especially indoors, because the moisture won't vaporize as quickly.
>>3019831evaporate*>>3019823dont forget rosemary
>>3019838>>3019831I have containers which drains the soil.Rosemary will be planted as well!How do you keep plants from falling over?my tomato plants kept falling over until i basically strung them up
>>3019852>I have containers which drains the soilwhat?>My tomato plants kept falling over until i basically strung them upMajority of tomatoes are vines and always need support. If you do have a bush variety and it still falls over then consider giving it more light.
update.scarified my lawn, looking monocrop as fuck now.
close-up of full sun border.lots of shit is about to flower.
>>3019932Anon that's beautiful. Congrats.
>>3019950I need more rocks in it.close-up of lawn, should be lush as fuck within a week or two, killed every single Prunella that tried to establish itself, left the white clover alone tho those are nice.
I'm a bit confused .is soil and compost the same thing? I'm not sure if I'm imagining it but it feels like sometimes in videos it's used interchangeably. eg. I was watching something on raised beds and they said filling it up with multipurpose compost. the other videos they say fill it up with multi purpose soils
>>3019932i really love your yard anonit makes me smile when you post itare you a yuro?
>>3019956compost consists entirely out of organic matter, soil contains inorganic matter such as rocks, sand, clay, etc.
>>3019957netherlands.>tfw no one selling Salvia caespitosa.
Can you hugelkulter over a tree stump?I have a tree stump in the corner of my house that I can't be fucked cutting out. if I put a raised bed around it and fill it with sticks, leaves, paper, soil etc can I use it as a raised garden or with I nourish the stump and have it growing after?
>>3019964don't see why not, the rotting remains of the roots will be great for your soil and the stump will probably be gone within 2 years.
>>3019405there’s nothing quite like a snow covered mojaveare you in ca or nv?
>>3018671If you want some parts without clay, dig it out, put it in a deep box, let it dry and tilt the box sideways somewhee dry to create an A+ bee nisting place.
>>3018235exactlynative bees are much more importantSadly, no one realizes that
>>3019932>>3019954if your lawn looks like shit after scarifying, that means you are doing it properly.
>>3019852sticks for smaller plants
>>3019998it's my work anon, I know.
anyone has any experience making leafmould inside in an apartment? or composting in general.
>>3020030>leafmould inside in an apartmentlmaoI don't think you realize how much that'll smell.
>>3020034yeah thought so oh well
>>3020034leafmold doesn't smell bad imo. not like compost with grass or food scraps. still, i wouldn't want all those spores in my home, smell or no.compost spores can literally eat your face off.
>>3020051you don't think it smells bad because you've never smelled it in an enclosed space.it's fucking rancid.
>>3019964why the woman
>>3020054>you've never smelled it in an enclosed space.i carry big sacks of all kinds of garden waste in the back of my van, and sometimes they can be in there for a while before i have a full load for the composting site.bags of leaves just smell like mould. not great, but it's nothing compared to when there have been sacks of grass clippings in the back of the van for a week.
>>3020061one of my customers had the bright idea of putting a compost heap (no kitchen waste, just weeds, twigs and leafs) in their shed.the only thing I can think of that reminds me of how it smelled was the enclosed jar I kept on my windowsill for a year.shit was so moldy that it grew on the fucking windows and around every air vent, fuck.
>>3020063yeah the back of my van gets pretty rank sometimes. all kinds of slime and fur growing in the back.it's much better now because my current van has a wall between the cabin and the back.in the past i had no such luxury.
>>3020065anons decay delivery service.
Anybody know any good plant sellers/shops in EU?
>>3020073when the van is full i take it all to the composting site. £20 for up to a tonne. very nice.
>>3020084the local dump charges me for 1 tonne even when I got 2+ loaded up.>>3020083for cultivated orchids: https://orchids-shop.com/orchideeen.html?___store=uk&___from_store=defaultcarnivorous plants/species orchidshttps://www.araflora.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=146all-round seeds: https://www.plant-world-seeds.com/alpines: http://www.alpine-seeds.com/seeds.htmlcacti: https://www.cactusplaza.com/
>>3020090Thank you :D
>>3020112I've got orders from several others incoming, will list them once their shit arrives in good condition.
Just came back from the shop. What does /an/ think of my first ever plants?Sansevieria trifasciatatradescantia pink joy zebrinaGymnocalycium mihanovichiiHaworthia fasciataChlorophytum comosumEuonymus fortuneiDracaena braunii (not bamboo)Fittonia albivenisavonia papyraceavriesea
>>3019964poor girl needs aloe>>3020198nice collection desu
>>3020198breddy nice, but you need to fix your camera settings and rotate the image, breaking my neck trying to look at them.what's the white one in the back, avonia papyracea? looks cute.also, welcome to the succboi gang.
>>3019956No. Soil describes material found as deposited and undisturbed by humans. Compost refers to the product of decomposing organic matter managed to some extent by people typically for soil amendment or mulching purposes.>>3019971Both. Only a short dusting that was entirely poof several hours after sunup. Still snow on the back slopes (north facing) of san gabriels and bernardinos tho. Pretty crazy. Even got some runs in at bear mtn. first in three seasons. Dam I am old.Did u/do u live here?
>>3020219Fuck you I live in California near the coast south of LA and we had snow. I'm sick of it. I hate cold weather. Could youf uck off?
>>3020222>chektEasy there kiddo, no need to go all offmeds like. Seems everywhere unlikely got some snowfall this year. And I ain't going anywhere seeing as how I've been here my entire life. Cold doesn't bother me as it's only around for a blip. Try getting out during the wintertime. Mosey on over to spots like Rochester, Duluth, Whistler, Upper Peninsula, Dakotas, Maine. Ha, it'll be obvious how exquisite we actually have it.
How does /plant/ like my fag blossoms? Do they throughly convey that my asshole is open for neighbors (and young latino landscapers) to visit?
>>3020253If you're this concerned about how gay gardening makes you seem, I think you may already be pretty high on the fag scale in the first place.
>>3020256Clearly >>3020253Is satire. Are you on the spectrum of exceptional individuals? People that exist within said spectrum usually find it difficult to grasp jokes.
>>3020253those flowers look like they suck dick for a living
>>3020219grew up in a small town in southern nv i think it snowed twice in the 15yrs i lived there
>>3020253>i am bungholio>i need teepee for my bunghole>ya ya huh huh yaOdds are gud that messaging will reach its intended targets. Those wide-open wagon wheels are unmistakable.
why are none of my basil cuttings rooting ree
>mfw people that own 100+ species of plants that aren't even in cultivation.how do I deal with this feel /an/
>>3020297I'm scrolling through some plant groups I'm in and the people that own all these unique species that are super hard to get are making me jelly as fuck.
>>3020301ask them for some
>>3020292What is this? If there are hundreds of amazing things like this not in cultivation then there is $ to be made cultivating them.
what else can I use to fill a raised bed. I'm looking to get one that's 75cm deepI'm guessing logs, branches, sticks and general garden waste for the bottom layer. after that can I fill it up with shredded paper, egg cartons, cardboard, toilet rolls etc? before adding soil? I also have a bag of chicken manure pellets can I chuck that in?
>>3020721>chicken manure pelletsChicken manure pellets aren't just regular dirt.If you're just throwing them down the bottom as filler you're wasting money.Google that shit. Find out what elements chicken shit pellets contain, how they affect the pH of the soil, etc. Find out which kind of plants like it, and in what kind of doses, and which plants will suffer and burn if you chuck it on them. And then post the results of your research for the benefit of your new /plant/ friends.
>>3020730so you're saying i can't use chicken manure as a filler?
>>3020733I am saying that chicken manure pellets are a fertiliser that has been produced and packaged at significant expense for a certain purpose.You don't have to use them for that purpose. You can just use them as filler or you can just poke them down the hole in your dick. It's all up to you. This is the great thing about gardening. You can use your creativity.
Could anyone ID this plant? It came up in something I bought on eBay. I know it's not a very distinctive leaf, but maybe someone could guess. It looks to me like some kind of alocasia. It had no pattern on the petiole.
>>3020721Just buy a meter of garden soil, it's not that expensive.
>>3020792and a liter of cola
photo taken yesterday by me in a botanical garden
>>3020813anymore pics anon?
>july seems so far awaywaiting..........
got me sum jasione
>>3020853i like this guy
>>3020730how about the shredded paper, egg cartons, cardboard and stuff? can I use them to help fill up the bed?
>>3020083what plants specifically?
>>3020791It looks like some kind of Colocasia or maybe Alocasia. Taro-adjacent
>>3021377Looking at colocasia seedlings it looks pretty close. A decent little freebie I guess. It just came up in an Amorphophallus bulbifer I had bought online