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Gardening/Plant Thread?

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by gatorjjh, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    I am retired, living in N Central Fl south of MacIntosh, in addition to Gator Sports my hobby is collecting and growing plants, some rare some native quite a few staghorn ferns, I don't grow vegetables too much work weeding etc but I spend a few hours a day on what I do collect.
    I wondered for a while if there would be sufficient interest in having a thread on growing & collecting plants, for the record I don't grow any thing illegal (helicopters over our place frequently though) where folks could discuss their successes, failure, blooms what works where you are.
    If you would be a participant just leave a note.
    I am going to keep this near the top for a week or so, if there is a workable response I'll sticky the thread and we c can kibitz among ourselves.
    gatorjjh somewhere in the scrub off I 75
     
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  2. gatornana

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    I'm interested. :)
     
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  3. ElimiGator

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    My potted 20 year old pony tail palm is in full bloom for the first time ever! Whoop Whoop!
     
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    What a bunch of Pansies. LOL.
     
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  5. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    can't say about PTP, I have 2 outside, some species need to be rootbound in their pots to force bloom
     
  6. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    no pansies here
    Iron Weed
    Butterfly weed
    Joe Pye weed
    and swamp mallows all drawing butterflies, hummingbirds and other buzzers
     
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    Vegetable gardens?
     
  8. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    no, we have 2 butterfly/hummingbird gardens one off our porch the other a little ways from the house, I collect any number of odd plants, along with the stuff you would expect in N Fla, Begonias, Hoyas, tillandsias, pitcher plants kind of routine plants but have been growing platiceriums of different varieties for decades

    the 40 x 40 garden away from the house was originally my vegetable garden but I was not committed to the enterprise and we (mostly my wife) has turned it into a very nice wildflower garden mostly native plants all oriented to attracting birds and butterflies
     
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    Gotcha. We only grow what we can eat.
    At the moment we have two thriving blueberry bushes, a delicious loquat tree, and four raised beds of tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, and squash. Next year I hope to do twice that and add a winter garden as well
     
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    nematodes kill everything i put in the ground so i have gone to vertical hydroponics. still a challenge but found some very heat tolerant lettuce varieties that are doing ok
     
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    I dabble a little bit.......;)

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  20. gatorjjh

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    that is an impressive list, home grown is always better, I just didn't keep up with the day to day weeding for the things we would grow, more work than I wanted to do as well when I was working, now retired I spend more time outside but without the need to weed, I spend my time starting plnts from seed and puttering around the ones I have, it suits me but it has been mighty hot here in Irvine, mid to upper 90's, glad most of my work is in the shade
     
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