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    Would you pinch off a piece of a plant in a public place?

    In the olden days, that is an ordinary occurrence in our place. I was born and raised in the city and some big houses have gardens outside their perimeter fence. I have seen people taking some cuttings from those beautiful plants that they plant in their front yard. But that was then. Now the...
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    My tomatoes!!

    Gee, what a nice looking tomato plant. That elongated variety of tomato is quite rare here because what we have is the big round that mos farmers plant for their crops. And those elongated tomatoes can serve as novelty here particularly when it is included in a salad. As @kgord said, your...
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    What is the oldest house plant you have?

    My colleagues gave me an orchid for my birthday some 10 years ago. I can say that that orchid is the oldest house plant we have. Unfortunately it is not giving us flowers regularly unlike when it was given to us with a blooming flower already. The blooming was regular, every year that is timed...
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    Marcotted citrus

    Our marcotted calamansi is still alive and givins us fruits for 10 years already. However, we noticed that from a big tree, it is now cut down to a small one may be due to its age. But what's wonderful is that it still looks normal. The calamansi is a citrus with a juice like lemon. It is round...
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    BIG crabgrass problem

    With grass and weeds, our only means is to pull it together with the roots. FYI, the backyard here was covered with crab grasa and other weeds when we moved it. After the repairs in the house were done (we bought this 20-year old house in 2001), we hired 2 people to clean the backyard that...
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    Do you live in the tropics?

    Philippines where I live is a tropical country and right now with the rainy season, we have nothing except for the usual ginger and red pepper. All other vegetables are waiting for good weather because they just die due to too much water particularly the green leafy vegetables like lettuce or...
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    Long lasting vegetables?

    The squash is the counterpart of pumpkin here and I agree that it is long lasting as long as it is kept in the proper place which is not too warm but not too cold. Placed in the vegetable section of the fridge, it can easily last for more than a week. With tubers like potatoes and taro, we just...
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    Store bought Onions vs Home Grown

    When we had moved to this house of our own in 2001, we had planned on planting vegetables for our consumption so we would not be buying from the market anymore. We are quite successful with ginger and pepper for until now we just rely on our garden for the need of those mentioned which are...
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    Where do you get your plants?

    Our plants is a mix of nursery seedlings and our own seeds. Our favorite tree which is the sugar apple came from the seeds of a sugar apple in Bangkok. We planted it and it is bearing big fruits sometimes. Our star fruit which is also prolific with the harvest is a nursery seedling that we...
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    Container drainage clogged by soil

    For clay soil, we use coconut coir (the dried fiber that covers the shell) as additive to the planting medium so the soil will not toughen. If we can get rice husk, it is also a good additive to the soil. PS. We actually have a problem with our star fruit which is planted in a big rubber pot...
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    Dragon Fruit Germination tips?

    I'm not saying it's wrong to plant the dragon fruit using the seeds. I just said that it is the cutting that I know which is the proper way. But if your seeds will prosper into a plant and would give you fruits, then that would be a great achievement for your. And you can actually post those...
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    My herb concoction

    It's been 10 years since I first took this concoction. I was diagnosed with kidney stones and the urologist had prescribed these leaves to control the growth of the stones. And I'd say it is controlled since 10 years is a long time for a kidney stone. From left to right: pandan leaf, sambong...
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    Can my herbs thrive without sunlight?

    Hmm, I can't think of a plant that can survive without sunlight although our welcome plant remains looking healthy inside our terrace for weeks but that may be a different case. If your herb is in a plastic pot then it can maybe be fed with direct morning sunlight once in a while. I said morning...
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    Lemon tree

    I think you have to clean your lemon tree once in a while, maybe every week. Check on the pests and you can remove it by hand or spray with water using a pressurized hose. What pesters our lime and lemon plants are flying insects that lay egss on the young leaves. When hatched, the larva eats...
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    Dragon Fruit Germination tips?

    We have a dragon fruit plant here for more than 10 years now. Right now it has 1 ripe fruit that I plan to pic tomorrow so it will be very ripe. With the planting, this is the first time I've heard of the seeds. As @Fernsdaddy said, the cutting is the proper way to propagate the dragon fruit. It...
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