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Weekend #3 update

Posted by bradleyo 6a (My Page) on
Sat, May 26, 12 at 20:21

I'm done for the weekend. Three beds down, one to go. Everything that I brought with me that goes in the ground is in except for my hardy citrus.Now I can watch my stuff grow. Next up the veggie garden. I didn't want to wait too long so I mixed in some habaneros and poblanos with my side "semi-edible" bed.

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I'm goiong to try to give Jim and Will a run for their money. First time ever trying these. I'm a bit behind, but I like to use a lot of fish emulsion!

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RE: Weekend #3 update

Looks awesome! You got a ton of planting done this week! Cant wait to see all of that full out, its already looking tropical!
-Alex


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RE: Weekend #3 update

Everything looks great! I cant believe the size of your upright EE's. Did you let them die back before digging them? Mine are only about 8" tall. But I did leave them in the ground over winter too.


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I got my upright elephant ear bulbs in March and they didnt even make a true leaf yet! Not sure whats going on with them, the elephant ear I overwintered inside from last year has already grown 2 large leaves this season. Yours looks great Bradleyo!
-Alex


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I let them get hit by frost last year before digging up. I then planted almost immediately and had them going in my my grown room thru the winter. I'm hoping they can get some serious size to them this year.


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Looking very nice and neat. You have a good layer of mulch there. What is the palm in photos 7, 8 and 9? In photo 7 it's a bit more than halfway between the Alocasia and the Banana. In photo 8 it's the first palm going straight back behind the Alocasia.


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RE: Weekend #3 update

Bradleyo, I always thought they needed a period of dormacy. If they don't get back to last years size I will try that this winter.


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tropic - the palm is a needle palm and there is another right in front of the Hopi crape in the adjacent bed.

chad - I wouldn't think they need a period of dormancy, they don't die back in South Florida, so I would guess they only die back after getting cut down by a frost.


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