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Old 07-07-2014, 06:39 PM
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Hahahaha! I don't need anyone in Japan....I'm doing fine around here!


I wouldn't recommend using soils with fertilizers to root cuttings. It might be too much for them at first. I like a nice light airy soil-less mix that's well-draining.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:43 PM
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okay i will try and figure out a light soil less mix to try some leaves in the aquarium under the light with honey on the bottom of them to see how it works
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I use sunshine professional mix #4 and #3. You want something with a lot of peat moss.
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okay what about just straight peat moss
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Oh yes, that would work wonderfully too!
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okay i will get some peat moss tomorrow and try some to see how it works as i have 15 African Violets now and i love them and really enjoy watching them grow and be so pretty
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Thumbs upGrow Lights!


Ok quit de-railing my thread!


So I've added stuff to my kitchen sink garden. In the very front are two blackberry lily sprouts that took over 2 months to germinate. The 2 yellow pots behind that are Christmas Cherry (left) and pink lady apple (right). The three pots behind them are Japanese Red Maple cuttings on far left and right with "little blue" hot pepper seedling in the middle. Behind that with the little black trellis is Madagascar Jasmine cuttings and the pink-ish plant on the right at the back is Iresine.




Let's watch how they all grow...
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:28 PM
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not de-railing your thread just joining in and all your plants look very healthy and we will see what they do together
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:42 PM
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Quite honestly Raccoon, if it weren't for you, I doubt I'd even be on this site posting. You're the only one who bothers much in my threads. Thanks for keeping my threads rolling...I appreciate it.





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Old 07-07-2014, 08:50 PM
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well i enjoy all your post and having somebody to talk to and that will help me learn so much and i really appreciate your helping me
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Another great thing about grow lights is that they bring out intense color in your plants and even cuttings too. Check out this bright pink leaf on my "peach sorbet" blueberry cutting tonight. It's turned this way since I placed it under the grow bulb....






Succulents too are another great thing to place under lights, if you want to see the vibrant rich colors that normally only the sun would bring out in them.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:52 PM
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they are very pretty
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WinkThanks, Raccoon!


The "little blue" hot pepper seedling is getting bigger and bigger under my fluorescent light and on my heat mat. Here it is tonight. That's a rooted cutting from my multi-colored geranium plant to the left, under my light too! It should bloom shortly.





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Old 07-15-2014, 07:11 PM
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your plants are very nice and look very cute
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Thumbs upThanks, Raccoon!


I thought I'd get some more shots tonight since I've switched what I'm growing under my light.


Thought we could watch the progression as things develop throughout the weeks. I've mostly got Japanese Red Maple cuttings under my light now but there are a few plants for us to watch too.


You've seen the hot pepper seedling and we'll continue to watch it grow. Here too are my blackberry lily seedlings that took two months to germinate...





Also my multi colored geranium and Madagascar Jasmine cuttings. The geranium will be blooming soon!





And lastly, is my recently germinated Ataulfo mango tree....






My pink Iresine plant is still under my light but I took cuttings from it recently so there's not much to see for awhile.


More soon...
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