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Forum: Other Plants 08-15-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,097
Posted By nullzero
Re: Agave Salmiana GIANT Agave!

From what I read, a sweet drink from Agave salmiana is made. If you cut off the flower stalk down to the base before it fully matures. Create a hole in the plant, collect sweet water like drink from...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-15-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,326
Posted By nullzero
Re: Anyone using airpots?

I am growing a mango tree in a 12 gal airpot. They seem to work very well, this mango tree is one of the healthiest and has flushed the most leaves recently.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-11-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,168
Posted By nullzero
Re: 25 gallon Nursery pots.

I recommend fabric containers as well. They are cheaper, lightweight, and promote a good root system. Its nice to have a container mix with a little more water retention.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-11-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,952
Posted By nullzero
Re: After a 2 year wait, dwarf orinoco started to flower!

Here is an updated photo of the progress;

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6O4NdNw7Q5o/T_qUZr2_zvI/AAAAAAAADK0/aJABI1tMrVQ/s640/P1040786.JPG

Going to separate one of the pups soon.
Forum: Other Plants 07-06-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 109,277
Posted By nullzero
Re: Passiflora

Sunfish,

Are these all edible hybrids? I am trying to germinate some Passiflora mollissima seeds. Also going to be germinating some Passiflora alata. Beautiful photos!
Forum: Other Plants 05-09-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,078
Posted By nullzero
Re: Naranjilla (Solanum quitoense)

Growing Naranjilla as well, though the one I am growing is (Solanum pseudolulo) was obtained from Logees. I found some online sources which said Solanum pseudolulo was suppose to be more heat...
Forum: Other Plants 05-06-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,729
Posted By nullzero
Re: Fruiting Cactus, spineless for Florida

Richard,

The cacti seem to be the most confusing with ID. So many different cactus have been regrouped and renamed. O. monacantha in the picture was selected by me growing in a person's front yard...
Forum: Other Plants 05-06-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,729
Posted By nullzero
Re: Fruiting Cactus, spineless for Florida

Here is some pictures of some of the Opuntia;

Various Opuntia, mostly O. ficus-indica
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_0hkFmn62Ec/T52ou8NBrWI/AAAAAAAACq8/5GG9PuSpsuM/s400/P1040199.JPG

Opuntia...
Forum: Other Plants 05-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,729
Posted By nullzero
Re: Fruiting Cactus, spineless for Florida

I spelled it wrong meant O. monacantha, its from South America. Its called the common prickly pear also. It has a distinctive bright green pads with long 2" spines. Its my most vigorous Opuntia, the...
Forum: Other Plants 05-06-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,729
Posted By nullzero
Re: Fruiting Cactus, spineless for Florida

Darkman,

That description sounds like Opuntia humifusa, it grows wild in FL. It has good nematode resistance and tolerant of the soil/water conditions. Would be good pick for a rootstock, grafting...
Forum: Other Plants 05-05-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,729
Posted By nullzero
Re: Fruiting Cactus, spineless for Florida

I am growing over 20 different Opuntia. Mostly for the fruit some for pads. Generally the most cultivated Opuntia are from the O. ficus-indica and hybrids from this.

So far I have;

14 Opuntia...
Forum: Other Plants 04-18-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By nullzero
Re: Was I cheated? Should I be concerned?

I heard people recommend loquat grafting, when it is pushing a new growth flush.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-10-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,952
Posted By nullzero
Re: After a 2 year wait, dwarf orinoco started to flower!

Chopped down main pstem after the harvest, now have pups with the same root system giving it a second go in the same soil mix and...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-14-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,757
Posted By nullzero
Re: Container banana soil.

I know what you mean, its better to use composted pine bark. However that nitrogen will become available again when it breaks down. I have not noticed any adverse effects using this mix on all my...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-13-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,952
Posted By nullzero
Re: After a 2 year wait, dwarf orinoco started to flower!

The one in the picture the fruits rotted out... However I had the one pictured behind this one, produce 15 little larger then twinkie sized bananas. I upsized the Dwarf Orinoco into a 30 gal, this...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-13-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,757
Posted By nullzero
Re: Container banana soil.

A good cheap mix that works good for me is;

5 parts pine bark (make sure its the smaller particles)
1 part peat moss
1 part perlite
a little compost
dash of lime
Forum: Other Plants 11-18-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,801
Posted By nullzero
Re: Yacon

Cool did not know they had plant sellers at the farmers market in Santa Monica. Will now need to head out there and check it out sometime.
Forum: Other Plants 11-18-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,801
Posted By nullzero
Re: Yacon

Growing pink, red, and yellow varieties.
Forum: Other Plants 11-18-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,801
Posted By nullzero
Re: Yacon

I am growing Yacon, (5) varieties of Oca, and 1 variety of Ulluco. So far all the plants are doing well, most don't like the dry heat in the summer. I try to put them in micro climates. Nice thing...
Forum: Other Plants 11-15-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,801
Posted By nullzero
Re: Making Tea From Plants ???

Yes I dry my leaves most of the time.
Forum: Other Plants 11-15-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,801
Posted By nullzero
Re: Making Tea From Plants ???

Sounds tasty, I can't wait to get enough leaves from a wild mint I collected this summer. Growing a large number of tea herb plants now, including green tea.
Forum: Other Plants 11-14-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,801
Posted By nullzero
Re: Yacon

Its popular to boil yacon down to a syrup (which you probably already know). Otherwise, I would use it fresh in juice mixes and salads. Try replacing Jicama with Yacon in dishes, should create a...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-08-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,207
Posted By nullzero
Re: discussion of bananas grown in water

Root rot will lead to a dead banana plant, if the dissolved oxygen levels are not enough to sustain the plant. I would make sure there is a pump near it, just use a variety like 'Super Dwarf...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,207
Posted By nullzero
Re: discussion of bananas grown in water

Try increasing the aeration of water, by using air pumps with airstones around the root system of the banana.
Forum: Banana Identification 05-04-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,017
Posted By nullzero
Re: Brazilian, Orinoco, or Something Else

Looks very similar to the Dwarf Orinoco I am growing.
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