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Old 01-16-2024, 10:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I dont feel good suspending a plug in bulb socket on a exstension cord, so ill find and buy myself a pendant bulb socket that i can wire. Then, its more secure and im not worried about cracked cfls or my plant getting hurt.
I use duct tape to hold them together.
Glad you got the idea.
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Old 01-20-2024, 06:28 PM   #22 (permalink)
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There's got to be something wrong, in a fortuitious way, about the windows in my apartment here in the Boston area. My living room windows face south, and my presumed namwah is still throwing out about a leaf a month with no supplemental lighting and very little direct lighting (because it's too tall). I'm also flowering and fruiting jalapenos in a bucket (these have more direct sunlight through window), and brought guava and mango and kumquat to ripeness as well. I am sure this is just some luck of old windows with little filtering, but it's certainly a pleasant surprise.
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Old 04-10-2024, 09:55 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I thought I would post an update on my winter grow attempt. It's actually gone pretty well once I figured out the watering schedule. I did lose a Meyer Lemon but I think it was suffering from excessive flooding before I brought it Miho Wase orange is doing great though.

No real issues with the bananas. I decided to let one of the HH plants go into dry dormancy just to see if it would come out of it. Other than that things don't look a whole lot different but I guess that is the point....keep them limping along until they are ready to run again......2-3 more weeks hopefully.

Oct 2023

April 2024

Who keeps calling me nuts??
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