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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-30-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Variegated Banana from Seed

I don't know what that means. But, just in case it is relevant, a common example of a plant that passes variegation to seed progeny is pothos (Epipremnum aureum). An example of a chimera that...
Forum: Other Plants 04-25-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 144,947
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: What did you plant today (other plants)?

Rhizomes of 9 new heliconias, 3 new calatheas and 1 new stromanthe and I have more on the way.

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/NewRhizomes4-22-22.jpg
Forum: Other Plants 04-11-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Cold Hardy Heliconia

Thanks. If I were in your situation, I would also grow them indoors under artificial light. You could dig up rhizomes from your outdoor plants and grow them in pots over the winter. Then, in case...
Forum: Other Plants 04-08-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Cold Hardy Heliconia

How is it doing?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-08-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Variegated Banana from Seed

FYI, many variegated plants are chimeras, in which case, the variegation trait cannot be passed to seed progeny. I don't know whether Ae Ae is a chimera or who would know. ...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 03-29-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,308
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: DIY Biochar

7 inch diameter x 2.5 inches high

It took about half an hour but I didn't time it.
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 03-16-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,308
Posted By aruzinsky
I Made Rice Hull Biochar

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/RiceHullBiochar1.jpg
http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/RiceHullBiochar2.jpg
http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/RiceHullBiochar3.jpg

I drilled holes in...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 03-16-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Test Your Coir with Corn Seeds

https://hydro-gardens.com/product/hobby-formula-5lbs-box-10-8-22x5/

alternated with

https://icl-sf.com/us-en/products/ornamental_horticulture/peters-excel-15-5-15-cal-mag-special-with-black-iron/
Forum: Other Plants 03-12-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: I Drugged Her to Have My Way with Her

I've been watching too many perverted comedians on Netflix. Jimmy Carr said that a guy came up to him and said, "I find your jokes offensive because I was abused by a Catholic priest." Jimmy Carr...
Forum: Other Plants 03-11-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Starting 8 New Heliconias

I thought that was pretty funny so I put it, slightly modified, as the title here and elsewhere. Guess what? It got me permanently banned from reddit gardening. Although it's still up at reddit...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 03-11-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,632
Posted By aruzinsky
Forum: Other Plants 03-11-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By aruzinsky
The Effect of Uniconazole on Hedychium Coronarium.

I changed the title because I was permanently banned from two reddit forums for my previous title in identical posts to the one here.

10 ppm of uniconazole applied as a soil...
Forum: Other Plants 03-11-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Starting 8 New Heliconias

Update:

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/Heliconia3-11-22.jpg
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 03-11-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By aruzinsky
Test Your Coir with Corn Seeds

I was inspired to test coir by this paper:

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cpl_hydroponics/1/

I planted corn and tomato seed in the following peat moss - perlite mix:

1....
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 03-10-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Anyone Use Lambert Peat Moss or Potting Mixes?

The only brand of peat moss sold in the Chicago area is Premier which has a lot of fine particles in...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 03-09-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By aruzinsky
Anyone Use Lambert Peat Moss or Potting Mixes?

According to the Canadian company, Lambert, they have the coarsest peat moss which indicates that it hasn't been dead and decomposed for as long a time as other brands of peat moss. ...
Forum: Banana Recipes 02-22-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By aruzinsky
Is Clove a Banana Flavor Enhancer?

In

Eugenol in Flavors, John Wright, Perfumer and Flavorist, vol. 40, no. 8, Aug. 2015, p. 16

it is recommended that eugenol be added to isoamyl acetate for imitation banana flavoring. Clove oil is...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 01-06-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,632
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: My New Supplemental Lighting for Greenhouse

That's not "equivalent watts." Maybe, they are using underpowered 5 watt LEDs because 6*5 = 30. I ordered more lighting to install.

Yes, the bottom fan blows out and the upper one blows in.

The...
Forum: Other Plants 12-22-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Starting 8 New Heliconias

Not that I know of. Certainly not with the botanical name but maybe with the common name.
Forum: Other Plants 12-22-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Starting 8 New Heliconias

I drugged it so that I would have my way but not with chloroform.
Forum: Other Plants 12-21-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Starting 8 New Heliconias

No, not a musa. Remember, I said that I cheated.

I am waiting for it to bloom before making a new thread on it because that will be special.
Forum: Other Plants 12-20-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By aruzinsky
Botanical Mystery?

This is not my plant or photo:

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/RedAglaonema.jpg

It's aglaonema 'Pink Star' which apparently can only be bought in England.

Botanists need to explain how the...
Forum: Other Plants 12-20-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By aruzinsky
Forum: Other Plants 12-19-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Starting 8 New Heliconias

No.
Hint: It is a plant that I posted a photo of, with ID, before. If it was in bloom, many people would recognize it.
Forum: Other Plants 12-19-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Starting 8 New Heliconias

I bet nobody can identify the plant in the upper right corner of the photo.

Hint: I cheated.
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