I would really love to drop everything and take pitchers of my favorite pitcher plant right now, but that would be irresponsible, so I'll show you a preview, and a baby pic. Celia's latest leaf is magnificent. I have the lights aimed on the back of her hood to enhance the pigment developing there while I wait a couple of days to get around to setting up the good camera.
1/ @plants #Houseplants from the #WindowsillGarden for a sort of #FensterFreitag - 2 of the shots (2nd n replies) have the window glass and one a bit of frame, as background (the other on a countertop, beside with window light!)
The little #Haworthia was looking colourful- Haworthiopsis now, I haven't been that active in houseplants in recent years, so still not used to the 'new' names which aren't even that new anymore...lol Views backlit and front lit.
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My first batch of home grown sweet peppers. Looking forward to give them a taste after they've gotten their color.
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and here's three of the spiderplant parents, pupping like billy-o at the end of my bed - there are two more on other shelves and tables
(photo is vertical and I took it sitting on the floor and leaning back to fit all the plants in, so click to see the full glory of them)
My two window chilis.
A Thai Birds Eye (left) and a Chiero Roxa. These have been growing since Ferbruary 2023 inside at an East facing window.
The Thai is from seeds bought locally in Thailand and the Chiero Roxa are said to come from Brazil.
They have been suffering from aphid infestation but they have lacewing larva patrolling their foliage and the aphids are almost gone. I topped the Chiero Roxa in April and have been rewarded with many peppers. I didn't top the Thai as it was very slow in the beginning and it's only now starting to fruit.
Leaf Radish adds a genuine radish root flavor to your dishes and is rich in vitamins A and C. It's also low in calories and high in dietary fiber.
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I have been having a continued attack by aphids on my window sill chilis. I tried manually removing them but it was futile. Winged ones fly in and multiply quickly. Insecticidal soap was unsuccessful as my chilis didn't like that. After 2 weeks of that I finally accepted I need help for this in the form of the merciless special forces: Chrysoperla carnea larvae!
Otherwise known as the Common Green Lacewing larva these brutal helpers will hunt and eat aphids, thrips, spidermites, whitefly and more.
Here are three pictures of them. The second one shows one eating an aphid.
This is how I usually start my seeds especially if there are too few or rare ones.
I wash all utensils well.
I use 2-5 seeds depending on fertility and amount I have for each chili plant. I soak them for 1 day in distilled water or 1% Potassium Nitrate in an ice cube tray at room temperature. I cover that with plastic film/bag.
The next day I place them in a plastic tray with an air tight lid to contain the moisture. I place the seeds on 4-5 layers of moist, not wet kitchen paper to maintain moisture. I also use a small 7W heat mat with thermostat and a thermometer with a sensor and keep it between 27 and 29°C (80-85°F). I place the tray in a waterbath to keep the temperature stable. I normally have high sprout rates >60% and mostly within 10 days, even with older seeds. (I've had good rates with 9 year old Ghost seeds.)
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This is my tiny grow space where the fun with growing chilis happens. A 80x80x160cm (31.5x31.5x63in) grow tent.
I used to have just some plants in the windows growing. Only few of them grew well enough to produce more than a handful of fruit here in Germany. So I decided to try a small grow tent with an led light in my limited space. I didn't like the 'exotic' light very much but the 2 COB 80W LED light was just enough to keep my plants happy. I had some chills all year round and I could experiment and have fun with this hobby.
Of course I since upgraded several things.. :ablobcatcoffee: More on that next toot..
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Lemon Drop Chilis. One of my favourite. A Capsicum Baccatum chili with a tangy flavour and great colour. Great in a stir fry for a fresh flavor and in sweet and sour hotsauces. The bushy plants tolerate colder environments better and are heavy producers. They also have pretty flowers characteristic for baccatum .
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Jamaican Hot Chocolate. Slightly larger and hotter than Chocolate Habaneros, or so I'm told. I hope I can try the latter soon. Grown under the same conditions with the Reapers. These Jamaican Hot Chocolate chills had a slightly earthy flavour and I found using them for BBQ sauce or Chili Con Carne worked very well.
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Another #WindowsillGarden view from earlier today. With this one, I've warmed up the colour of the background a bit.cuz it felt right (rock garden, out of focus through grubby window).
Ornithogalum pyrenaicum . This plant had never flowered for me before (or maybe so long ago that I forgot 🤔 😆 ), and this year it has flowered twice...
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This Murdannia loriformis Bright Star which I showed some months ago when I got it-- it has continued to make flowers- on the same stems! over many weeks very tiny, but still always fun to have things flowering indoors, esp on days like this where it has been dark, wet and chilly (still, I'm about to go out!).
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If your plants die/look sick because you are not sure when to water them, then these are brilliant - https://www.lechuza.co.uk/planters/ 😀 xx
Or a cheap version here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FRQ22Q1?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
Plant Shopping || Setting up DIY Fountain || Exciting New Plants! Giant Alocasia! Saturday Vlog https://www.allforgardening.com/520984/plant-shopping-setting-up-diy-fountain-exciting-new-plants-giant-alocasia-saturday-vlog/
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look at these spiderplant babies! I only planted them a month or so ago (and they were tiny then) - also that jade cutting has double in size since I found it on a wall
and my big spiderplants are going crazy with the spiderpups - I'd plant some more into smaller pots but I've already used up the whole bag of soil I bought 2 months ago...
Mustard greens are native to the Himalayan region of India, and have been gathered in the wild, as well cultivated in gardens for over 5,000
Mustard leaves are very low in calories and fats, but extremely rich in Vitamin K, A and C, and an excellent source of several essential minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium, and manganese.
there's this dusty-looking stuff under the leaves of this calathea that wasn't there a few days ago, but is it spidermites or cyclamen mites? (one likes hot+dry conditions, one likes humid conditions)
the plant itself doesn't seem to be TOO unhappy but some leaf tips are going brown which is what prompted me to notice the stuff on the undersides of the leaves
Katuk, Sauropus androgynus 1/ Care and cooking thread. See comments for more details.
An easy edible perennial plant you can take for granted. Bring indoors in winter.
Taste: nutty, with a lightly green finish. High in protein and v&m.
Good fresh: salads, juiced, sauces, soups, curries
Good dried: sauces, soups, curries, powdered for flours in dough/batter.
Jackfruit, Artocarpus heterophyllus 1/
Easy care, grows like a beast. It can zone push to at least 8 in the US and still get worthwhile harvest… of leaves!
This thread is how to cook with jackfruit leaves. They are dense in nutrition and protein. And they’re not just for goats!
Taste: lettuce (fresh), vegetal green tea (dried)
Pests: rabbits, grasshoppers, katydids
Light: part-shade, shade. Can easily be grown indoors on a sunny windowsill.
Temp: stops growing around 55F, dies in freezing.
Notes: compact grower, clones easily, air-dries in 2-3 days, goes well in thick soups, sauces, curries as well as fresh in salads.
I heartily recommend this plant. ❤️ 🌱
#Hydroponics Anyone got a sanity check on the ease and cost-effectiveness of growing microgreens in a kit like this?
I got an Aerogarden kit to try but it seems like overkill to use such a fancy system for microgreens. Allegedly not much light or needed right?
I'm looking at this thing, $40 then I figure I look for the most cost-effective seeds/mats I can.
Thai eggplant and Hungarian hot peppers in an #IndoorGardening #HydroponicGarden setup. These are the first that I have grown. It is typical of peppers that I grow to have edema. It is harmless and gets better over time. Nightshade family stuff often has leaf issues while I sort out what nutrient mix works best.
New salad greens seedlings are starting to come up. I had to throw out my whole last batch. The coir substrate I used was infested with fungus gnats and maybe something else too. Even hydrogen peroxide didn't help. It kept spreading to each new container I started, so I started over from scratch. I've been growing greens in my kitchen all through the winter the past few years so we have fresh salads.
Hi everyone! Can all the gardeners who follow me please reply to this post so that a couple of my friends (new to mastodon) can find you and follow you too? #gardening #nativeplants #foraging #permaculture #tropicalgardening #tropicalfruit #growyourown #sustainability #indoorgardening #Costoflivingcrisis
The #GreenLacewing eggs are hatching, and the larvae are quite small (and yet easy to identify). At a normal magnification, most folks would not notice. When I use my new #MacroPhotography lens, I can see them more clearly. So far, I am genuinely enjoying the release of these in the #IndoorGardening and #HousePlant space. #BeneficialInsects seem far easier to use than other methods. Now, let’s just see if they work!