What plants do you grow besides orchids?

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  1. Mar 8, 2013 #81

    Leo Schordje

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    Thats one you don't see often
     
  2. Mar 9, 2013 #82
    I've tried Welwitzchia, both from seed and small plants. Very difficult...............
     
  3. Apr 5, 2013 #83

    Dane

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    Hi

    I grow bonsai's, bromeliads, clivias, streptocarpus, hoyas,Tilandsia's and anything else that i can put in a pot. I have recently germinated a jade vine from seed:D

    My hoyas and streptocarpus
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  4. Apr 6, 2013 #84

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    they are a big pain
    only about 30% germination from fresh seed
    the seedlings are orange though!

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    and here's my biggest one. germinated in October, i think

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    i'm growing a lot of basal angiosperms at work
    Amborella is tough too
    already killed one....well, it died in my possession....
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  5. Apr 6, 2013 #85
    I actually got a 100% germination. And 100% dying a few months later.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2013 #86

    likespaphs

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    where did you get your seed and how did you germinate them?
    i've been told they are very susceptible to some fungus so i have been giving a beneficial fungus fungicide (Companion, i think) every few weeks or months
     
  7. Apr 8, 2013 #87
    Besides Orchids I grow Neos, Cattleyas, Restrepias, Laelia, Bulbophyllum beccarii, Some Dendrobiums....LOL
     
  8. Apr 8, 2013 #88

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    So in other words, you grow orchids. :wink:
     
  9. Apr 9, 2013 #89

    cnycharles

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    ah, only 'slippers' are 'orchids'..... :wink:
     
  10. Apr 9, 2013 #90
    :rollhappy::D Oh Boy!!!
     
  11. Apr 9, 2013 #91

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    WOW! you've got Bulb. beccarii! I've always wanted one of these:p You must love the smell when it flowers:rollhappy:
     
  12. Apr 9, 2013 #92

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    Sadly, but not that sadly, mostly veg.

    This year we're growing:

    Brandywine, Green Zebra, and San Marzano tomatoes
    Habanero, Super Chile (??) and Guajillo chile - hoping to get a Serrano too.
    Striata D'Italia zucchini
    Boston Pickler cucumbers
    Chanterais and an heirloom cantaloupe
    Golden Midget and Lawrence Farm watermelons
    French breakfast radishes
    arugula
    mesclun
    cilantro
    thyme
    basil
    marjoram
    lavender
    rosemary
    chives
     
  13. Apr 9, 2013 #93

    cnycharles

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    you want some quinoa seed? loves sun and dry. I have a big envelope left over from last year (hundreds of seeds); just have to find the envelope
     
  14. Apr 10, 2013 #94

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    Sadly (again) I have yet to try quinoa.
     
  15. Apr 10, 2013 #95

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    I found the envelope a few hours ago, I can send you a bunch of last year's seed... if it doesn't come up then no loss. If you know what lambs quarters is, it's a cousin to that. It likes to grow in the andean highlands, and has the most complete protein of any plant product. You can also grow it and eat the younger leaves/shoots as greens (just like lambs quarters)
     
  16. May 16, 2013 #96

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    I had an heirloom tomato last year called 'Red Cherry Large'. It made hundreds of cherry tomatoes the size of ping pong balls. It is the most vigorous tomato I've ever seen.

    Here's some recent picture of my Nepenthes sanguinea. The pitcher is 4 inches tall (not including the lid). The leaf is 3 inches long. Does it seem to have super big pitchers relative to leaf size?

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  17. May 17, 2013 #97

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    cool! I now also have a few perennials from work (aquilegia, geum, some small flowering moss, plus veggies/herbs)
     
  18. May 18, 2013 #98

    Leo Schordje

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    That's a lot of pitcher for the size of your plant. Your sanguinea has pretty good color for the type. I need to take a new picture, as right now it has more & larger pitchers than the older photo, but this is the best of my 4 Nepenthe hybrids. Nepenthe (alata x maxima) 'Dark', the hybrid (alata x maxima) is common, and usually fairly dull in color. This one was made using highly colored select parents, both the alata and the maxima were more colorful than typical for their types. And it seems to like my conditions. Its doing the best of the 6 Nepenthes I decided to try a couple years ago. Now I'm down to 3 and this one is the best. 4 inch pot, the vine is about 24 inches long and growing.

    Got this from Tom Heller, there is a link to his page and email on my website, http://www.schordje.com

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  19. Aug 12, 2013 #99

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    Awesome Nepenthes, Leo and Orchid Boy! :clap:
     
  20. Aug 12, 2013 #100
    Currently? Not much... I have a red passion flower of some sort, and technically I have a Venus Flytrap, but my brother's currently taking care of that one. Once we get the greenhouse in full swing, however, I'll probably branch out.
     

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