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Old 10-14-2014, 10:46 PM
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TY HBL When is a good time to add fertilizer?
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:05 PM
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He's ready to be fed anytime now, Lig.


Half-strength for a few weeks...then full-strength.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:11 PM
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Great I will fertilize him with my other plant children. I don't want him to feel left out
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:28 PM
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Haven't taken the time to chime in over here for a bit.
Nerd, are Lena's leaves still tye dyed? It is neat looking.
LIG, Your little Purple Stain looks to be loving the limelight in your photo.

The multi tasker girls finally gave up with our cold nights here the past week and dropped lots and lots of leaves and began falling over. Yesterday they all had to get take out for the season. I did collect seed for anyone who'd like a few.

Kinda creeped myself out getting the girls out of the ground. They have very very strong roots and they were actually spread quite some distance. I was bare handed collecting pods and pulling out plants. About halfway in, I thought to myself I should probably be wearing gloves. I know the seeds are the most toxic, but got to wondering just how much a human body could absorb, if any, and how toxic they'd be just touching the juices of the plant where they were breaking while I was trying to get them out of the ground.
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:30 AM
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Cindy....thanks so much for sharing some of your castor seeds with me in my Halloween card!


Yes, they say you should wash your hands after handling castor bean plant parts and seeds. I figure it's better to be safe than sorry...so I often do.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:57 AM
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Cindy, Lena lost her tye dyed leaves. They started to curl so I picked them off. It was an interesting reaction to being brought indoors though!
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:24 PM
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I never worry about removing leaves on my castor bean plants, Nerd.


Indoors especially, I want to keep them in check and not let them get enormous....so I'm always taking off big overgrown leaves. Can't have them covering up my tomatoes, now can I?!




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Old 10-16-2014, 12:26 PM
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Oh I wasn't worried. It seems for every leaf I pluck she grows 4 more!
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Exactly...there are always more coming!
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:06 AM
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Hey, Castor Beanheads!


I wonder how everyone's castor beans are doing?


I know I haven't posted here in awhile....but all five of my beans are still growing strong! I was intending to show shots again when flowers appear....which shouldn't be long now!


You've seen shots of many leaves but now it's time for some gorgeous flowers. You guys will be the first to see them, when they appear! Oh I can't wait.


Looks like Bean Boy and Sir Mulberry will be the first to produce buds!


Please let us know how all your bean babies are doing?
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