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 on: April 18, 2021, 03:32:28 pm 
Started by sapla - Last post by chronic
If the weather is often humid, as it is in spring, this mould form it. If there are not too many infested areas, remove the leaves. Do not throw them into the garden because the spores can survive in the soil and multiply.  Then spray the plants with an extract of Horsetail- Equisetum or another Equisetum species. At least in my country there are liquids of Equisetum to strengthen the plants. The mould does not like the silicon it contains. Alternatively, you can use a decoction of Tanacetum vulgare (I hope it grows in your area) or garlic. Tanacetum vulgare is also good against insects as it is poisonous for them. For Garlic, crush four cloves of garlic and pour over a litre of boiling water. Leave to cool and spray over. Repeat if necessary.
In the past, copper solution was used. In many European countries this is forbidden because it contaminates the soil.

 on: April 18, 2021, 02:48:01 pm 
Started by sapla - Last post by sapla
i have a problem with my salvia recognita (and spathacea). leaves turn white because a fungus grows on them.When I clean them with soft toothbrush, the leaf turns green or brown again if the fungus is too encrusted (in this case I cut the leaf) Has anyone this problem, where does it come from and how to solve it?

 on: April 18, 2021, 02:46:10 pm 
Started by sapla - Last post by chronic
To prevent mould, add a little salt. This is not 100% protection but it increases the chance that the fermentation will work. It is important to air and stir daily, preferably several times a day.

 on: April 18, 2021, 02:21:22 pm 
Started by sapla - Last post by sapla
Beautiful photo, you have a lot of success with the sceletium. this photo should be in [STS] Forum Plant Gallery.
Regarding my sceletium, I think this is the end. changing the soil didn’t not result in any improvement.

 on: April 18, 2021, 11:58:07 am 
Started by Mandrake - Last post by HortyCulture
great info! saved for later use. thank you <3

 on: April 16, 2021, 10:14:10 am 
Started by HortyCulture - Last post by HortyCulture
Hi everybody
I am new here and thought i would do my intro hello.
i am quite new to horticulture and i have adopted the hobby very fast, growing maybe 100 plants of various types in less than a year. obviously the worlds situation has given me some free time to pick up the hobby i have been dreaming about for years.
i started with cacti and it spiraled out of control from there :)

looking forward to meeting like minded people here and learning from the community and hopefully one day i will be able to share good knowledge back to the next generation of newcomers.


 on: April 15, 2021, 10:34:04 pm 
Started by sapla - Last post by valec
Hi, how's your sceletium doing? Did the new soil save it?

I attach some pictures of my sceletium. As you see, also this turns yellow and dry at the bases when it gets about one year old. The tips however keep growing very strongly.

I'm not doing anything particular. It's in low-quality old soil mixed with a good amount of "seramis" clay substrate. Last summer it has been wet almost all the time, no problem. Since fall I keep it very dry, irregular watering, still growing fast. It's in front of a south-facing window, so gets a good amount of sun. In the last weeks as days are getting longer and warmer it has been growing very fast. I've just harvested 470 grams. It's my second harvest in a year. Last time I've had 200 grams which I've put in a blender and then left to ferment for 8 days. Unfortunately, this time, already on fermentation day number 2 it shows some mold on the surface so I will discard it all. It's a pity...

 on: April 14, 2021, 10:45:03 pm 
Started by Seed Collector - Last post by ONandONandON

found this common plant growing wild in yard, has a taproot, variegated so i potted it up, any idea what it is?

 on: April 14, 2021, 10:17:03 pm 
Started by Kada - Last post by ONandONandON
i just keep mine in a box or out on a desk, but i guess if storing for a longer time; could put them in an airtight container in the fridge.
it's good idea to let cooled containers warm to room temp.. or else water from warmer air may condense on the cooled seed packets.

 on: April 14, 2021, 10:08:12 pm 
Started by aqualung - Last post by RatsboggleBiological

<3 Dude I would be so grateful if you could manage that. PM sent. I don't even know what to say! :-*

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