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 on: December 03, 2022, 05:03:33 am 
Started by Sunshine - Last post by Mothman
Im a member at the nexus . been one for a number of years . saw adverts for here many times on their site .

 on: December 03, 2022, 05:00:48 am 
Started by Frog Pajamas - Last post by Mothman
Is it a very long timeline normally to get to trading status membership ?

 on: December 01, 2022, 12:07:36 am 
Started by fairdinkumseeds - Last post by fairdinkumseeds
Years later and ime the need for a timer/pause in the misting is unnecessary. This is my latest design.
Works great, reasonably cheap, durable and easy to clean, highly recommend it.

 on: November 30, 2022, 09:29:34 am 
Started by gnosis - Last post by AcaciaAve
Acacia Pravissima & Acacia Dealbata

Acacia Dealbata is a great selection for growers in colder climates that receive heavy rainfall or occasional snow. Sometimes will die back and sprout from the base in spring.

 on: November 23, 2022, 08:48:16 am 
Started by gnosis - Last post by Mothman
A. Floribunda is rumoured to be very cold hardy as well and has attributes of interest .

 on: November 20, 2022, 05:16:40 pm 
Started by Seumas Black - Last post by Seumas Black
My name is Seumas. I found this forum  during my endless search for Hyoscyamus reticulatus (Lattice Henbane) seeds. It's a plant that I fell in love with and grew successfully for a couple of years but I lost them all to root rot and had no idea they would be so difficult to find again. It's like searching for a long lost family member.

I mostly grow nightshades (up to 100 at a time) and use them in the gourmet chocolate truffles I've been making and selling for the last few yew years. I got the idea to do so after living for several years on an Indian Reservation and being heavily involved in the Native American Church. I was looking for a way to help non-Native Americans make similar connections with plants using plants that were more appropriate/respectful for me to use off of the Rez. I realize there is a ton of information out there about how dangerous nightshades are to ingest, but I have sold over 20,000 of these truffles with no reports of adverse reactions or negative experiences. They are designed  as a gentle way to ingest nightshades and similar legal entheogens without causing hallucinations or an overwhelming experience. I am open to all kinds of thoughtful conversation regarding this subject. These nightshades have really become my life.
My business is called Emporium Black if anyone is interested.

I am really happy to have found this forum. ^_^

 on: November 18, 2022, 02:32:11 pm 
Started by Dozuki - Last post by Dozuki

I'm Dozuki (obviously) and found my way to this forum via the Nexus. I've been a senior member there for a long time and recently back to the forums after a bit of a hiatus. I was a member way back when on Edot as well. I have experience growing a fair number of Ethnobotanicals and have a now aging seed collection that I will likely test for viability this spring. I've been interested in and studying Phalaris species since about '97. My recent interest is in Tissue Culture, and I am just starting out on that road. Glad to have found this forum =)


 on: November 18, 2022, 01:35:51 am 
Started by gnosis - Last post by AcaciaAve
Acuminata Narrow phyllode will do fine zone 7b and up just make sure to keep it in a greenhouse the first 2 winters of its life and get something to wrap the trees in during frost after that if you notice any dying foliage. Frost cloth is available many places and is suitable for small to juvenile plants.
Over the years I've been able to test Acacia trees out in various climates and since I posted on here last, climate change has rapidly accelerated.
The 3 combined factors that make these trees struggle are Wet/Cold/Wind. Usually they are able to make it through each element by themselves but the combination of windy rainy cold spells for extended durations will cause problems for the health of the plant. There are ways around this. Staking the plants up, wrapping the plants, over wintering in a greenhouse, inside by a window or bringing them indoors during snow will buy them more time and increase longevity.
Sometimes they will die back to the ground and resprout in spring. It's important not to baby them too much, they're more resilient than one might imagine. This has just been my subjective experience growing them in Zone 7b, 8b, 9b, 10a.

The top Acacias that can withstand temperatures down to 15F or lower are:

Acacia Baileyana
Acacia Boormanii
Acacia Covenyi
Acacia Dealbata
Acacia Decurrens
Acacia Implexa
Acacia Melanoxylon
Acacia Mucronata
Acacia Pravissima
Acacia Rubida
Acacia Saligna

Additionally these may perform well but I have not gotten to fully test them:
Acacia Acinacea
Acacia Alpina
Acacia Angustissima
Acacia Burkittii
Acacia Cardiophylla
Acacia Constricta
Acacia Farnesiana
Acacia Fimbriata
Acacia Hemiteles
Acacia Kybeanensis
Acacia Longifolia
Acacia Mabellae
Acacia Obliquinervia
Acacia Pataczeckii
Acacia Phlebophylla
Acacia Riceana
Acacia Rigens
Acacia Terminalis
Acacia Verniciflua
Acacia Vestita
Acacia Xanthophloea(if protected from the rain)

Many can grow and thrive far outside their natural range but life expectancy may be greatly reduced or you'll end up with some super strong trees.

(picture is Acacia Mucronata in Zone 7b West Coast,US currently growing wonderfully through November nights in the 20s*farenheit* and did fine down to 15F with snow etc the previous seasons.) edit: idk why the picture became sideways after uploading but here it is

 on: November 17, 2022, 05:59:27 pm 
Started by gnosis - Last post by MrPantaloons
old thread but wanted to mention if anyone stumbles on it that a horticulturalist who's been working at a university for many years warned me acuminata likely wouldn't survive winter in my zone 9b of central texas. I have doubts they'd fare better in colder zones though ymmv.

 on: November 17, 2022, 07:33:01 am 
Started by fairdinkumseeds - Last post by fairdinkumseeds
Trialling out with a feral tree hive of European honey bees too atm and so far it absolutely does NOT work as intended. The tree is forcing them to to use the boxes as an entrance as expected, but it is also really making them SUPER angry, and they will not calm down!
It has been a few months now and before I put the box on I could stand next to the entrance and they would come and go without any issues. Very peaceful.
Since the box has been attached you can't get anywhere near them and if you try individuals immediately repeatedly buzz your face/warn you, and if you don't leave the area immediately they set off the rest who all come barrelling out on mass. Bit hectic...
Same deal at night but they are easier to see and you can get a bit closer, but even so the risk of being Macaulay Culkin'ed is way too high vs traditional swarm capture. I can't even look inside the box to see if there is brood forming let alone seal it and relocate. Maybe they will have calmed down in 6months or so?

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