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Some herbs and spinach, beets and pumpkins. Also someone gave me an old packet of soybeans so I'll sow those as well if they still germinate. It's my first time doing vegetables properly so I hope it'll work out. What would you have liked to plant if you could have?>>245767
Nice, what kind of flowers are you sowing?
Strawflowers! Those are so beautiful. I love them dried.>edibles
How do you eat those? Like in a salad?
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will my plant die if I give it an almost daily dose of chamomile tea?
I use chamomile tea to ease the inflammation on my new piercings, naturally I don't wanna drink it after that so I just pour it down the sink. So I thought about giving it to the plant my mom gave me but I'm afraid of killing it.
>>250318>waterlogged, suffocating its roots, possibility of mold
ewewewew omg, thank you for informing me nonny
holy fuck, gardening is no joke. Thanks again!
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this is YOUR sign from gardening nonnie (or god) to go to the home improvement store, get a plant and research it all night
also there are many nice things to forage right now! I found a fuckton of bear garlic (bärlauch in german) the other day and put it in my salad. i love you nonnies
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look how much of it I found! its in the garlic family, and grows in all non evergreen forests across europe and asia.
it tastes like a mix of chives and garlic!
I'm this anon.
I got some venus fly traps like a month ago. They're kinda small, I'm hoping they start growing more vigorous soon. They've been getting bugs caught in their traps (sometimes with my help), so it's been looking healty so far. I want to transplant them into a bigger pot but I don't think I need to. Maybe next year or something. Lowkey wanna get another one but I should see if I can keep these two alive first kek.
does anyone have tips for growing coriander from seed in pots? we have rabbits and I've tried like, 3 times. Currently on 4th attempt. Previous 3 were under grow lights and they got leggy and died.>>258002
they're surprisingly awkward plants. Lots of weird needs.
they don't really need help with getting bugs honestly. correct water. correct substrate. correct temp. they can be left in dishes of water.
for something that's just thrown around in nurseries they don't tell you much about keeping it alive
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I strongly recommend you to try, if there are dogs or other animals around wash it very well before consuming and you can freeze it in bags or tupperware before using. I like to cut it in stripes so its easily available.>>257764
you can eat all sorts of things, stinging nettle, dandelions etc. key is washing it well, if the dandellions and nettle is big, healthy and strong you dont need to worry about the soil quality, they are a sign of it being good to begin with. you always should wash anything you forage very, very well. cooking it briefly, like blanching or even simmering removes all other bad bacteria or fungi that might be living on the plants.>>258002
youve only had them for a month, if it comes in a weird plastic container with huge plastic walls id say to remove them and follow instructions, youtube is a godsent when it comes to plants since due to covid so many hobby gardeners took up making videos for extra money.>>258034
! never give up, any gardener kills a bunch of plants unwillingly before having them flourish.
my recommendation is to watch a few videos, get a good size pot (you can recycle milk/yoghurt/butter containers too!) good quality potting soil, i recently got a bunch of bags of different soil and one of them is herb/starter soil. the different kinds have different bacteria and fungi living in it, as certain soil will have bacteria that inhibits seedlings. light is vital, but every herb has different things they ask for. for instance ive not managed to grow good parsley yet, but ive managed to grow beautiful basil along my tomatos 2 years ago. picrel
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also for all my NA nonnies, I just found out on /out/ that in north america they dont have the bear garlic but they have ramps. they are basically the same thing, but native to your forests.
I strongly recommend for you to go outside, breathe in the fresh forest air and enjoy foraging for them
They definitely have weird needs. But it's totally worth it kek. I keep mine in a tray of distilled water at all times, sometimes I let it dry out just a little bit so it doesn't get root rot. I keep it outside during the day and bring it back in at night. When it gets to summer I think i'll be able to keep it outside at night. I know they don't necessarily need help with bugs, but I have two venus flytraps and while they're both in pots that is almost the size of a red solo cup, one of them has smaller sized traps and haven't caught anything without my help. The other one with bigger traps on the otherhand doesn't need my help at all. It caught three flies in one day like a week and ago.>>258050
Don't worry nona I got them from an actual carnivorous plant store. They also have a youtube channel so it's been helpful
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yeah, thats been my issue. ive been gardening for 3 years but i still dont have the water to soil ratio down well with plants that always like it a little moist. i didnt even manage to grow enough for it to become bitter, but now i am motivated to
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I need some advice. I sowed a bunch of Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) in my greenhouse. I can't quite find anywhere when to plant them out in my garden though. The last day of frost is in 3ish weeks where I am, would planting them outside in full soil be fine after that?
Thanks for the quick reply! I’ll definitely look into the sweet orange oil. Killing the ants with borax also sounds like a good idea since I’m pretty sure the colony is right outside the back door and they’ll probably keep coming back, but my cat wil eat and drink literally anything
I put out so I’ll have to think of a cat-safe way to do that.
There’s no frost expected tonight but I’ll move my pots inside just in case.
Wait for him to have two to three inches of roots. >>259824
I know I don’t know why I assumed all 60 plus beans wouldn’t sprout but every body is getting a baby bean plant and cantaloupe for Mother’s Day because I went too hard. Mock me and my bean army. Kek
my potato pronouns are she/her
please don't misgender her
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I'm growing some garlic I felt too bad to throw out because it had started to sprout. Also I have like a million guajillo seeds. Dunno what they are called in english though.
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Are you the same nonnie
putting period blood and nail clippings in her plants? I am taking care of my plants wrong by just giving them water?
Yes. I just checked and there's a new little baby sprout! I tried piss for the first time like 3 days ago after a lot of hesitation. But they're all doing so fucking good. Just got a bug terrarium as well where I'm keeping some insects. Hoping they'll breed so I get many more corpses for the plants.
At least try giving them hair, that's not THAT gross. I don't use the hair on my head because it's dyed.
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Who told you to start feeding your plants bodily fluids?? I feel like I'm being gaslit into doing this because I just use water and compost for my plants ffs
On a slightly different note, I just got some more Venus fly traps after my other one that was doing well previously dried out (rip). I did give two of the heads micro meal worms as a snack but it may have been too much to digest at once or something because they turned black after a couple of days. I'm thinking the exoskeletons of the mealworms was too hard for them and it overworked the plant or it wasn't getting sufficient sunlight on the windowsill I provided. And yes I was using distilled water.
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I feed my venus flytrap agonizing mosquitoes that just have bitten me just cuz I'm a spiteful bitch.
Aside note, rule of thumb for them, they need way less insects than other carnivorous species. Probably they are overeating/ the insects u give them are bigger than they can handle. Chances are their bodies get rotten before their digestion.
One insect in one of their traps is enough for weeks.
Also, their traps tend to get black soon when their dormancy period starts.
Carnivorous Plants are so lovely, I'm so addicted to them.
Their heads are equivalent to their leaves, so its like a leaf is wilting. Perhaps too much sun on those maybe? I have one trap plant that all the leaves seem to be curling like this except the new baby growths, while the other is straight and red heads. I don't know if this plant is just defective but she's hanging in there. >>263216
Aha I love pitcher plants too, do you have one? I want to get one but might have to specialty order one since I don't think the nurseries here carry them.
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Sometimes weird traps happen. It's just life. Start monitoring it, and try to feed it an extra insect, so they can boost some energy. But mostly it is just plants being derpy. >>263256
Sis, go look for sarracenia. This type looks like a super gross dildo.>>263320
I have more than 10 different species in my garden. It's kinda funny when people visit me at home, some people legit get a bit scared of them.
They require a lot of love and care. Some species are perennial and die quite quickly some droseras like pic related, but with some knowledge you can clone them, harvest seeds, or even mix types and produce a weird frankenplant.
I rec you the book The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants (it's easy to find its pdf) so you can search the best one for you.
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and I was stupid and overlooked the fact you wanted pitcher. If you live in a hot weather, they will be happy. It's really easy to take care of them.
If you don't wanna get scammed, go for a seedling.
They are lovely and run for pretty cheap. Adult ones tend to be super expensive where I live, and they grow super quick. Just don't let them be on direct sun when they are petite.
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So I've sowed squash (Jumbo pink banana) and the instructions say to "regularly remove the growth tips" That's probably an awkward translations, but I hope you know what I mean, the new growth. Anyway that's too vague for an inexperienced gardener like me. How often is regularly and from when on should I start trimming them? When the first fruit appears or earlier than that? I've just taken them from the greenhouse outside in full soil. I need some guidance please, I can provide a pic of one of the plants if it's needed.
Pic not mine
Wtf is wrong with you
It’s gardening not human sacrifice>>263905
It depends of where do you live in (the amount of sunlight) and what kind of setup do you have
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snapdragons. they're pretty, colorful, very hardy, and you can make new colors of flowers by cross-pollinating and planting the seeds. also the seed pods look like picrel.
Unfortunately, I still didn’t had the opportunity to get a Mexican Pinguicula. They produce cute super cute flowers. I heard they are easy to care, but let them to have a good drainage system. Also don’t water their leaves.
Flytraps are a good start, just make sure to cut their floral steam, because it drains the plant for almost an entire season if you maintain it.
My favorite must have is a Nephentes Ventricosa, cutely named Porcelain. Someday I’ll get my hands on one of them.
My current favorites at my garden atm is a Nephentes Graciliflora, the very first one I got. Even though she is from a simple species, she is currently measuring around 2 meters and with no signs of stopping growing. Some of their traps could easily digest a tiny rodent. (No rodents are harmed, she eats shrimps and fish food tho)
Also, pic relate is my favorite carnivorous flower. Their flower look like bunnies, and they grow like weed here.>>263813
Mint! Also any tea herbs.>>263918
If I could, I would happily feed chopped moid dicks for my babies, sis.
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I meant this by pic related. Name is Utricularia Sandersonii, or which I call Mr. President since I'm a jojosis
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If anyone is looking for an interesting bulletproof plant I'd recommend the purple heart. I have a thing for purple plants, it stays a real pretty purple color all year outdoors, though I have some inside that grow a light green.
Its also one of the easiest plants I've ever propagated, mine came from a single cut stem of my neighbors. It spreads pretty quickly too so keep it contained in a pot if you don't want it taking over your beds.
late but I just wanted to add that this stuff is extremely tasty and I recommend it very much. It’s soo good in salads and almost everything. The flowers are kind of smelly and too sharp in taste so i recommend to just use the leaves. If you see them in the wild and they don’t have any flowers yet it can be confused with Convallaria majalis, which is very poisonous tho. Their leaves look almost the same and they both grow in early spring but if you take a piece of leaf and see if it smells like garlic your safe. Great plant, if you put it into a pot or your patch it just grows on its own every year without any maintenance.>>264195
wow this doesn’t look carnivorous at all!
I haven't had much trouble with snails since a hedgehodge moved into my garden.>>266171
Maybe it's just a watery cultivar?