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Old 01-29-2010, 05:57 PM   #161 (permalink)
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It never stopped rumbling. The wind's shifted, though, which means that every morning I wake up to more ash on the plants.
Hehe, could be worse, could be pouring lava.
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It never stopped rumbling. The wind's shifted, though, which means that every morning I wake up to more ash on the plants.
Is that good fertilizer? or plant dependant..
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Is that good fertilizer? or plant dependant..
Hehe, no, it's not, but Beth doesn't have to put her make-up on each morning, all that she has to do is to go out before the sun comes out.
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It's excellent fertilizer, but in much smaller amounts than the mountian sees fit to give us, and turned into the soil rather than sitting on the plants. I'm bagging most of it for later, but what's stuck to the leaves I have to rinse off every morning, or it impedes photosynthesis. And if you're imagining this as sort of fluffy gray stuff, let me disabuse you of the notion. It's more like fine black glass powder.
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:50 PM   #167 (permalink)
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It's excellent fertilizer, but in much smaller amounts than the mountian sees fit to give us, and turned into the soil rather than sitting on the plants. I'm bagging most of it for later, but what's stuck to the leaves I have to rinse off every morning, or it impedes photosynthesis. And if you're imagining this as sort of fluffy gray stuff, let me disabuse you of the notion. It's more like fine black glass powder.
Sorry Beth, it just came to my mind. Fish-slap. Nice, where did you find that pic? I'm in recession, sort of (you know, wtih all that GDP and taxes stuff), not that I wouldn't like the way you look, it's just been too long since I've done anything else besides studying and it sorta goes on my brains. Smilies indicate that it's just fun, no need to consider that post to be more than just a bad joke.
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I know it's a joke, Jack. Which is why I publicly slapped you with a fish, instead of sending you an angry PM. Ask Bob - I've fish-slapped him a number of times.

Incidentally, that's the first photo that comes up for me in a google search for 'fish slap'
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Hey Aunty dont be rude!
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I know it's a joke, Jack. Which is why I publicly slapped you with a fish, instead of sending you an angry PM. Ask Bob - I've fish-slapped him a number of times.

Incidentally, that's the first photo that comes up for me in a google search for 'fish slap'
Just making sure that slap was purely platonic.

This comes out for me:
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We still have nights of frost, but overday it can reach 1 - 4 degrees C°. I can't wait till the weather gets better!!

Dear Jack, could you please share us the ancient secret of your water management system? I'm dying to get to know something about that. Also, the other forum members would not be mad I think if you would be so kind to share it with them.
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We still have nights of frost, but overday it can reach 1 - 4 degrees C°. I can't wait till the weather gets better!!

Dear Jack, could you please share us the ancient secret of your water management system? I'm dying to get to know something about that. Also, the other forum members would not be mad I think if you would be so kind to share it with them.
I don't have the apparatus here right now. Technically, it's just a big bottle (2L) filled with water. Instead of closing the bottle you just put there some cloth (varying cloth characteristics will affect the length of water diffusion into the soil). Put the cloth inside bottle's neck and make sure it is tightly attached to the bottle, we don't want the water to leak.

Once this is accomplished, you need at least 15cm of cloth hanging out of the bottle (for your imagination, say Coca Cola bottle 2l with a cloth in such a manner that it looks like Molotov's Coctail below. )


2 variants:
A) turn the bottle upside down and put it close to the pstem, making sure that the cloth is spread near the base of the pstem. Use something to make sure the the bottle will remain in vertical position, such as binding it to the pstem. Then cover the cloth around the base of the pstem with some soil (if you didn't do it, it would vaporize into the air rather than go to the roots). Bottle neck should be touching the soil, it mustn't hang in the air.

B) don't turn the bottle upside down and let it stand as it was supposed to stand, but take the cloth and put it to the base of the pstem in similar manner as described above. Make sure you use as much of the cloth as possible. If you leave a longer line of cloth on the air (not covered by soil), water will not make its way to the roots and vaporize somewhere inbetween.
This principle was adpoted from the physics of oil candles:



One way or another, each positioning (I use the first) will cause the water to be transported to the roots during a significantly longer period, than you would expect. A 2l bottle can last up to 14 days, leaving the plants hydrated enough to survive. So if you don't have anyone who would be able or willing to water your plants when you go on a holiday or a vacation, this is the way to go.

Also, consider the size. Potted or not, 2m tall plant will need much bigger bottle than 2l (I use 4l). It's never failed me. I strongly advice to try this out when you can observe what's going on.

Some mistakes I noticed:
- the warmer the place, the worse, water vaporzies before it can be absorbed by the plant's roots
- thin cloths or soft materials will just make water leak very fast, you need strong and "drinking" material, such as cotton, because it not only allows slow leaking, but also almost 100% water distribution, meaning that the flow is constant thrughout the days, not pulse regime like with other materials.

When I have more free time and some working camera, I'll post the pics.
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Jack thats pretty nifty :^)

So people in warm areas need a 5 gallon water jug :^)
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Jack thats pretty nifty :^)

So people in warm areas need a 5 gallon water jug :^)
People in warm areas can grow those plants outside and have them watered by the rain.
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Not necessarily. May I present my monthly average temp: 35 C and my monthly average rainfall: 2mm. I have to water.
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I can't say that for last year, since the gulf stream was all messed up. I guess that's why didn't have much a hurricane do much other than on the east coast. It was dry till mid august then then bottom fell out.. in sept. :^)
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Not necessarily. May I present my monthly average temp: 35 C and my monthly average rainfall: 2mm. I have to water.
I meant like normal tropical climate (Koppen's A class). LOLz people, metpahorically.
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Couple current photos and it's snowing right now so maybe tomorrow I will not be able to open the door



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