User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 9 to 16 of 18

Thread: Let the Rain Work for You

  1. #9
    xscd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Portales, New Mexico US
    Posts
    147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Arrow

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The trick is not in giving the plants what they want so much as it is in not giving them what they don't want

    Tamlin, you have a wonderful way of expressing and sharing your thoughts, observations and ideas, often including ironic humor and sprinkled throughout with little bits of your interesting world-view. Neat. Thanks--
    Be happy in the travel--there is no destination

  2. #10

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    DFW
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks for the tip, tamlin. it has been raining off and on here in texas, and i have been letting the plants "drink" rainwater although one day i feared i nearly drowned em.

  3. #11

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Huickory, NC
    Posts
    23
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ten day forecast: Rain every day... Even my Saltines are salt free now...

    Thanks Tamlin, that was intresting info.

  4. #12
    War. War never changes. Est's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Champaign, IL
    Posts
    3,935
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I use the rain whenever I can, but it's only for the wet part of the year. The Mediterranean climate where I live means that I get wet and dry seasons. So I get drecnched for a few months and don't need to water, but then the rest of the time I need to keep constant vigil, making sure my plants outside don't fry.

    Tamlin's reminded us of the very important element of rain, though. Always a good reminder to have; the flushing of accumulated minerals, "rinsing" off plants, potential nutrion from splash, etc. I've never had any problems with my VFTs outside. Frankly, the traps seem more prone to closing when I water than when it rains.
    \(_o)/ ಠ_ಠ
    My Growlist
    NASC Website Come join in on the fun!

  5. #13

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    north carolina
    Posts
    805
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tamlin Dawnstar @ May 10 2006,8:08)]Rain is also good to leach out pots of mix intended for future use. Fresh peat is loaded with salts which can support all kinds of green guck, mosses, fungi. Yuk. Potting materials should be rinsed prior to use. A good mix is a clean mix and rain is important both in habitat and culture in producing and maintaining it so. I advocate making up pots far in advance of theiir anticipated use and let the seasons rain clean them up for me. Keep them where the squirrels (arrrrgh) can't get at them.
    I actually do this too. I put pots outside right before it rains so they can be "rinsed" by the rain. I have never had any algae problems using this method.
    dewy
    John 3:16
    My grow list/want list
    Prior to the funeral home visit, we heard ~ "Hey'all watch this ! !"

  6. #14

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Oswego, New York, U.S.A.
    Posts
    5,290
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey!!! About that raindance:

    http://www.weather.com/outlook....Garden#
    "Grow More, Share More"

  7. #15
    rattler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    missing, presumed dead
    Posts
    8,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    very cool, suppose the broken foot just ment it didnt work as fast?
    cervid serial killer
    Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety
    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
    http://www.wolfpointherald.com/--http://www.safety-brite.net/

  8. #16
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tamlin Dawnstar @ May 10 2006,8:24)]Uhhhh, I should mention that Phill Mann once told me the best Cephalotus he ever saw was growing in a pile of dung. (I think it was Phill). Probably kangaroo.
    And to think I have my leaf cuttings in swampy, live LFS. Anybody got kangaroo poo? Sean?

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •