Gardening time!

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by LilacMercenary, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. devils-avocado

    devils-avocado tired and gay

    non-draining pots can work for things that don't mind sitting in water, like a carnivorous plant, but imo one of the best uses for 'decorative' pots is as a tray/cover for things in slightly smaller, less pretty pots. just plunk the smaller pot with its plant in the bigger pot, and now it has a drainage tray and decorative cover, with just enough breathing room for the plant inside.
     
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  2. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    is it? i'm scared to go at them with anything pokey lest i break them. what's the procedure?
     
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  3. devils-avocado

    devils-avocado tired and gay

    I once put holes in my ceramic pots using a nail, a hammer, a round file, and a lot of patience

    tbh a drill bit meant for ceramic or tile is probs a better way to go
     
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  4. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    Here's the tutorial I put up a while back :) i was actually surprised at how easy it was, and i haven't broken anything so far out of the dozen odd I've done
     
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  5. The Mutant

    The Mutant ' w '

    @devils-avocado Thinking of working on that poor little malformed tree a bit tomorrow :B I nipped off a few of the branches I was sure had to go, but I have Anxiety about biting off something that should stay/ leaving something that'll fuck it up on the remainder. Any chance you could clarify what I should keep/clip off? I can take more pictures tomorrow if you like. Otherwise, no worries!
     
  6. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    It is so glubbing dark did green things ever exist outside or is that just a myth

    Can folk post pictures if you have any flowers or new growth in your garden atm or if you're prepping stuff to plant out in a month or two???

    I'm loopy on pain meds and full of cold I could really use the boost :)
     
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  7. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    I still got a month or two before starting the new seeds for the season, but looking at my seed catalogs is both scratching and irritating the itch.
     
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  8. Astrodynamicist

    Astrodynamicist 7 dumpster fires in a trenchcoat

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  9. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Sticc leaffy out real far <3
     
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  10. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    All my older plants died, but lately people have been giving me succulents and it's been working out really well! It really helps that I don't have to water them as much. Succulents: depression gardening.

    So here's some pictures, because I want to show off my plants and also my friend made me a discworld pot for christmas and it's amazing.
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    This one was a present from @theprettiestboy

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    The actual succulent.

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  11. theprettiestboy

    theprettiestboy wombatman

    I put my little rhododendron bonsai in its little winter house today because it's finally supposed to get real cold tonight.

    (its winter house is a thick clear plastic tote (a tree house, if you will))
     
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  12. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Accidentally snapped off a whole ass branch of my rosemary! D:

    Remembered @Kiyarasabel had a little container of rooting hormone! :D

    If this works I'm going to take some cuttings from my apple and cherry trees (if it doesn't work I'm still going to take some cutting from my fruit trees, but I'm going to wait until I can order some rootstock and experiment with grafting :P )
     
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  13. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

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    our forced bulbs are beginning to do their happening! i'm so pleased!
     
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  14. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    *Vibrates* Ordering new seeds on Friday....
     
  15. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

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    Last time is was all lettuces, but apparently a lot of people got cabbage and a tomato variety in the 2017 orders, so I think it's just down to whatever they have an excess stock of.
     
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  16. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    *vibration increases* Ordered seeds!!
     
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  17. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Also in today's plant news, I rescued a broken off bit of my co-worker's zebrina and stuck it in a cup of water until it rooted, and tonight I got her a pretty pot.

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  18. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    SEEDS HAVE ARRIVED!!

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    Custom shipping packages are super cute and have adds and order blanks on the back (I'm very intrigued by this Sugar Baby, I have never heard of a bushing behavior pattern melon? Shit like this is why I'm addicted to Baker Creek and spent almost $50 in seeds just this year).

    Free seeds are two (2) tomato varieties and some bee balm! That's on top of the other two tomatoes I already ordered. I'm gonna have so many tomatoes this year, guys.
     
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  19. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    i usually get my seeds from the local garden store, which is very cute and weird, and run out of an old repair garage, and the lady gives me free plants all the time. but i am intrigued by this baker creek place and might need to check it out.
     
  20. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Oh my god you will have your mind blow by selection. Everything is either open pollinated or heirloom.

    http://rareseeds.com
     
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