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Old 02-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Some sellers of plants would like to stretch the limits of temperature zones so that you'll buy their plants. On the other hand, there are also companies out there with an elixir to cure your gout and protect your plants against various maladies. In some cases they actually work.

If you want to explore growing tropical and near-tropical plants in a cold environment, then check in with our member Raules, who grows bananas and other delights in ... (dramatic pause) ... Siberia. You can locate his posts and photos here: Bananas.org - View Profile: Raules
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Some sellers of plants would like to stretch the limits of temperature zones so that you'll buy their plants. On the other hand, there are also companies out there with an elixir to cure your gout and protect your plants against various maladies. In some cases they actually work.

If you want to explore growing tropical and near-tropical plants in a cold environment, then check in with our member Raules, who grows bananas and other delights in ... (dramatic pause) ... Siberia. You can locate his posts and photos here: Bananas.org - View Profile: Raules
Thank you Richard. I may contact Raules and ask him about his experience, however I think I'm going to limit myself to planting things that are close to my hardiness zone (I am tempted to try out some fully tropical palms, but am prepared to face negative results...FreezePruf notwithstanding).

Sunfish, thank you for the thread on FreezePruf...I haven't finished reading it entirely, but it seems at least a few people have gotten good results with it (it isn't that expensive either from what I saw). Maybe it's worth a "second look"?
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:04 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I have Freezpruf sprayed on some basjoos, which are outside, covered up. I figure on uncovering them in about 4-5 weeks. I'll take some pictures then.
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Some people in original thread wondered if Poly Ethylene Glycol PEG is toxic. It is not. This is a long chain molecule that cannot pass thru gut wall. It is an osmotic laxitive. Because it does not get absorbed the body pushes more water into the intestine because of osmotic difference. PEG that is available over the counter is glycolax. This chain is only 3500 long. If the Peg in this product is 8000 long then it would be that much harder. I dont know know too much about plant absorbtion but I would have a hard time believing that much could be internal to the plant. But I dont know because plants are different than people. I also have hard time believing that it could make too much difference. I think 5 degrees may be possible but not much more. So, it would not be able to help many people.
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I've used it on some of my orchids but whether it did any good or now I don't know. I think I've had more success with my home-made seaweed extract.
How do you make said seaweed extract?
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Some sellers of plants would like to stretch the limits of temperature zones so that you'll buy their plants. On the other hand, there are also companies out there with an elixir to cure your gout and protect your plants against various maladies. In some cases they actually work.

If you want to explore growing tropical and near-tropical plants in a cold environment, then check in with our member Raules, who grows bananas and other delights in ... (dramatic pause) ... Siberia. You can locate his posts and photos here: Bananas.org - View Profile: Raules
Names and location are deceiving sometimes, Although it is, BRRRRRRRRRRR.. Siberia, it is still zone 8. His accomplishment are worthy of praise along with his experience. Along with his experience and location the greenhouse he works in looks very nice to me even here in sunny Florida. One can achieve what one wants if one has the finances and will to do so.
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