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  1. partisangardener

    Squirrels!

    A demon army:eek:
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    Squirrels!

    A mouse was eating away some precious plants on some of my islands. I had to apply several times chilli powder until it left my precious vegetables for good. Even in spite of often raining it did work.
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    Starting small from seed

    Life seeds of Dionaea usually don`t get this. If they are empty or already too old and dead or under very unfavorable conditions this mold starts very quickly. But if you don´t select them they might grow to a near by life seed and kill it. Distancing helps. Best way to kill life seeds is heat/...
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    Starting small from seed

    Tumeric does not like cool temperature. What looks like cut off is the scar from last season shoot. What looks like a a small buckle will be the new shoot. This mold on seeds is usually a sign that they are already dead. Just take them out.
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    Mistletoe

    They can be cut back easily. But to judge it, a oversight of the whole tree would be better.
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    Mistletoe

    Hi Steve I would wait some time because sexes are not equally distributed. Your older one with first leafs is in its second year to grow. Another 4 to five years until first berries appear on the females. Sometimes I might guess here in a earlier stage, if it is a male because leafs seam to look...
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    Brought home a very sad Dionaea, how to help it?

    Looks very promising. Good old roots and healthy new ones. Nothing left to be deserved.
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    need help with possible pest.. spider mites???

    Some beneficial fungi grow together with life Sphagnum. They keep usually the bad ones and even mold away. In low light they grow like this out of the moss and retreat when light levels get better in spring. Moss and other plants grow unaffected with me. I have this only indoor.
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    Help on bugs on VFTs

    Feeding the aphids to Drosera is most likely no final solution, but might keep them down until spring arrives. Then beneficial insects push in and are likely able to solve the problem. If you have few plants and can observe them very often. The main danger with aphids is the probability that...
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    Life span of carnivorous plants

    I had the same leafs on some Cape sundews. But no artificial light, there (windowsill). New leafs came without this stumpy ends after many weeks and I don't know why it occurred and why it went. Humidity?
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    Darlingtonia californica

    Two growth points. Congratulation.
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    Life span of carnivorous plants

    Even through seeds propagated plants might be clones. Apomictic seeds are clones of the mother plant. A high percentage of Citrus and most populations of Dandelion f.e. are clones. Mutations occur in clonal propagation too. It happens also within our body. Some is very noticeable like cancer...
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    need help with possible pest.. spider mites???

    Either that or the fungus associated with life Sphagnum. I have fungus hyphen always growing out of the moss when light level goes down in autumn and winter. This does not affect any plants with me. When light levels risees the hyphen disappear. For me Willies guess is more likely.
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    Darlingtonia californica

    The one thing left to do, is adding some Serpentinite. Darlingtonia seems to be quite susceptible to Colletotrichum. I had no issue yet, but I read just now that a lot of sudden death is related to this disease. The content of heavy metal could be beneficial to Darlingtonia health. Where I...
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    Darlingtonia californica

    Today was planting time. Just before planting (substrate is some granite sand from a small stream.) Some life sphagnum from other floating islands. I planted the smaller vessel. The greater one: Seeds were from upper Josefine Co Oregon. I used a water-sprayer to flush the substrate...
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    Floating gardens with much less substrate

    On such a floating device I had never an issue with roots. Even Drosophyllum shows very little effect, if I cut off roots. Maybe it depends on this even moisture supply. It is an optimum place for rooting cuttings. They have no roots at all from the start ;) I you think it is too low for your...
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    Darlingtonia californica

    Just an update about the vases. Not yet planted.
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    Darlingtonia californica

    That is my small window sill floater out of the water.
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    Darlingtonia californica

    Here is everything you need to know about it. http://www.carnivorousplantsociety.ca/index.php?threads/floating-gardens-with-much-less-substrate.5196/ This will be the vases I intend to use.
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    Darlingtonia californica

    Unglazed ceramic pots have one important disadvantage they accumulate minerals. The cooling effect is supposed beneficial for Darlingtonia, but if you want pots I would prefer containers with a lot of aeration from the sides. Main problem is suffocation I believe. Mineral-deposit is for...
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