More Plumie Real Estate Taking the plunge
Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:36 PM
I feel blessed to still have my first unknown seed that germinated. I rememb er it still to this day as a very small dark seeds that sprouted in 3 days hence I call it mini as it now approaches 5 feet.
Thanks the Lord as somehow he answered my prayer & took the shadows off my plumie patch.
:P Been working real hard tryiong to make a spot for ogver 100 seedlings. Feels good to be able to grow more of these angels.
Phet Pachara 5
Muang Sengyam #10
Star Ruby 4
Muang Daeng 6
Sangwan Tabtim aka J115
Ellen #15 2
Jacks Purple 2
My Valentine 4/2
Siam Lavender 3
Mardi Gras 2
Coral Crm 2
Star Dust 2
Choc Delite 4
VC Rose 2
obtusa unknown 2
Unnamed Dwarf Pink 2/
Muang Sengyam 2
As well as close to 3 dozen larger seedlings
May 2011 UPdate
Added to my seedling collections
Penang Peach 10
Tropical Aurora 6
Black Tiger 3
Heart of Gold
Unconditional Love Red\
Silk Road Spice
Thortons Lemon Drop
Ammarons curly white
Phet Pachara 8
Purple Moon 7
Khao Jak Dao 9
& probably forgot a few
Hope they prosper & in a few years show there colors.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:33 PM
but I have
Dwarf Singapore Pink
Duang Suree plus my own dwarf of Singapore
It wou;d be nice to grow these to trees in that spot but what to do if the weather gets bad.
Guess I could dig em up in December
but I know what these look like & it would be better to grow out some seedlings
Posted 29 April 2011 - 09:46 AM
Do you mean plunge with the bottom removed? Plunging an entire pot would seem like alot of work & waste of a pot.
Just spent $100 yesterday for containers for 30 plants.
I can dig them up in fall I guess
Thinking best use of the ground would be to try to get my older seedlings to inflo.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:49 PM
Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:31 PM
But its been REALLY hot here this year for this early. And doofus just said on the tv we are going to have an above average number of US hurricane strikes, although fewer storms.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:15 PM
One thing I have done that works well is to cut bigger drain holes in the pot to allow the roots to spread out of the pot to similate then being planted bare root. When I dig them up for the winter I cut off all the roots growing outside of the put and lift the pot out of the ground. That leaves me with enough of an established root stystem to start them off the next year.
Either way, in my opinion, plunging them in the ground creates a better growing enviroment that growing them above ground in pots.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:42 PM
I can't disagree, they do much better in the ground. Hoping I never have to dig 'em up again. Here, as opposed to the hill country, humidity may make a difference, or maybe it's my ability, but I fight tip rot (even using copper fungicide) when I have had to bare root over winter. Even on plants that don't have TR issues, they start slower for me and seem to bloom less the next year than plants I plunge. I have plants I bare rooted last winter that are just starting to leaf but that have inflos. Those I plunged and dug up show good foliage as well as inflos. Freeze of 2009 I actually lost plants because I couldn't keep up with the TR. Haven't seen that with plunged plants. All IMHO, I continue to learn what works for me and what doesn't (and some have been expensive lessons over the last 15 yrs).
Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:42 PM
That Somoan seedling in ground really out grew the rest but the seedling from Barry Tex Tri next to it is no bigger than the 5 gals
but to be fair the samoan is in more sun.
Guess I'll shoot for getting inflos from my unknowns.
Here's my efforts so far...scoped out a nice lil plumie patch
Area with possible plunge otr least pots.
So I really have been blessed to have a garden in an apt..
I am very thankful for my garden ius my salvation
6 or more hours of diggin & wrestling crabgrass
Who need the gym
Praise the Lord
Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:35 AM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 08:32 AM
The ground is hard & full of crabgrass.
I'm thinking black tarp over the grass held in place by stepping stones so as to limit access from the soil critters
Right now that area is crawling w ants & don't want them in the pots as I could take them upstairs..
Also black widows love the surrounding area.
Still its there & just have to hope the dog & neighbors kids don't damage any of my babies.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 09:59 PM
8 hours straight
Stabilized 100 seedlings
Phew now I can relax for a month.
Looks like I will plant bareroot in ground my big unbloomed seedlings hoping to coax inflos.
I had a few nub which have small branches...not good bets for a inflo this season?
What about a nub that now has three 9 in branches?
I have 11 unbloomed prospects 6 plus yo
Tine to show your colors
Can I squeeze them in ground?
Maybe ideally 8 in a 9 X 4 area & 3 in another 1 1/2 by 10 area?
Heres some of the new gang hanging out after the marathon pot yesterday. Some are out back with the big kids.
The circled ones are duplicate 4 yo Polynesian sunsets that will be needing new homes soon,.
Nice fat close to 12 in compact seedlings
Had to evict a wasps nest again when mommy was out.
She keeps coming back & finding more places to nest.
How can I persuade her this is not a good place?
Just don't want to share the balony with it as its the yellow & black stripe & maybe be a hornet
Anyway babies are stabile & good for a month so now I can work on my big uns
Well bitten by the plumie bug again
Still its a nice addiction..