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 on: August 21, 2018, 12:54:23 pm 
Started by OfCows - Last post by OfCows
Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated! I was going from the WSS guide when I wrote that post and presumed brachystachys would be similar. Looks like I should go back through my research on that one...

It's early days yet but I'll definitely be exploring this genus over the next few years - time to put all that forum lurking into practice! - so shall apply your advice as the earliest juncture possible. The brachystachys seedlings are thriving so far and the AQ1 looks a lot happier now than when I received it, so that's a plus.

Good point on the annual-factor too Auxin, so busy at the moment I managed to ignore that!

:) Cheers!

 on: August 21, 2018, 12:48:40 pm 
Started by nkuluu - Last post by OfCows
:) Welcome to the family!

 on: August 21, 2018, 12:46:38 pm 
Started by Souldiver - Last post by OfCows
:) Thank you for the tip, shall do some research on that...

 on: August 21, 2018, 04:40:51 am 
Started by Souldiver - Last post by Souldiver
Quick update: I've got some Vanilla planifolia cuttings on the way!  I'm very excited about that.  I've also gotten some Fuyu persimmon cuttings and a night blooming jasmine heading here as well.  Hopefully I'll have some photos of those to post very soon.

 on: August 20, 2018, 11:21:56 am 
Started by MadPlanter - Last post by BubbleCat
Regarding niche activities:

I think that contemporary mindset causes problems here. Many people do not seem to understand that freedom goes both ways, for example: If I dont like someone having loud pipes on their car I should not forget that maybe that person doesnt like me sharing and growing plants - mostly unregulated -.
What people lately seem to do is go voting, to try and deprive others of their rights. But what comes around goes around, and once someone is forbidden to engage in their chosen niche activities they might not either see why someone else should be allowed to engage in their niche activity.
That game could go on until everyone does exactly the same, go work, pocket wage, consume & repeat the next day. No more niche activity.

 on: August 20, 2018, 06:45:24 am 
Started by MadPlanter - Last post by Auxin
Ever since 1998 I've pretty much agreed with you in the large picture, that was when a film version of Brave New World came out and I saw it as a great metaphor for where we are heading, rather than some 1984 or Fahrenheit 451. People rag on the 1998 film because it deviates so strongly from the book, but it does so only to conform to what american culture really is and where we are going. Our 'Soma' is social media, its TV, its mindless distractions on our cell phones that lead to shallow views of the world and shallow interactions with the world. Our soma is the invariably toxic junk food we gourge ourselves with because we are told we 'deserve it' and are too brain washed by our soma to question the motives behind that message.
My mother never learned how to cook. My grandmother never learned how to cook. My family had no songs, no healing ways, no traditional artistry, no tradition. We were the perfect americans. We ate, we worked, we watched TV, and we bought whatever TV said we needed. We got sick with heart disease at 20, die at 65, and never really know eachother. We worship the soma. Or at least what remains of them do, I see what we've been robbed of.
So, yeah, apathy, cold corporate homogenization of world culture, and mindless consumerism are the real downfall of thousands of years of wisdom and tradition. But I still think politics could swing and cause us planty types quite a lot of harm so I stay poised to vanish into darknets when they crack down on us cognitive liberty types.
Heck, even Heimia salicifolia is already illegal in part of the US and its little more than medicine for a womans period, lmao
Keep a few Desmanthus plants in your garden, kids, just in case.

 on: August 20, 2018, 05:48:31 am 
Started by MadPlanter - Last post by nobody
I am still on the fence about this. I do not think that the powers that be could or even would restrict these things outright to any more of an extent than they have now. Yet there is another, larger issue that I do see. The vast majority of plant based history and knowledge from Europe was lost during the cultural assimilation of Christianity. While there are still some small populations of people with remnant knowledge of these things, these individuals and historians agree that the core of this knowledge is "lost to the ages".  The absorption of the many cultures of Europe into a "European" mono-culture was the main factor in this, with this acculturation the old one was sacrificed and the cultural knowledge with it. This issue can be clearly viewed in South America today, many of the medicine men have nobody to pass their knowledge to as the younger generations are moving into the cities and leaving their culture behind.

In several generations, when humanity has been homogenized into a global culture the nuances that make each individual culture unique will be gone. At best they will be nothing more than records in historical documents, at worst (most likely) these nuances will be forgotten all together. As corporate dogma is taking over religious dogma and with the recent interest of corporations in plant medicines I think it will be the latter.

nobody :)

 on: August 19, 2018, 11:09:55 pm 
Started by New Wisdom - Last post by bluekangaroo
This is my Indonesian Kratom plant. It's about 6-7 months old. Hope this helps! :)

 on: August 19, 2018, 10:44:19 pm 
Started by bluekangaroo - Last post by bluekangaroo
Thank you SO much MeanGreen!!! I am so excited to try this out! :D

 on: August 19, 2018, 06:54:59 pm 
Started by MadPlanter - Last post by ONandONandON
"The seeds that were sown yesterday have power in the land."
Quote from end of song:

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