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Thread: Gardening rules aka 50 ways to kill plants

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    In an e-mail I once opened I found the following:
    Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it was a valuable plant.

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    Blatantly ignored the instructions for my P. moranensis and severely overwatered this winter. It's punishing me by taking months to die. I once burned a plant I was particularly not fond of in a big aluminum pot with newspaper and sticks, I'd say that killed it. I've killed several cacti by overwatering, but I was a little kid so I didn't know better.
    I think that my first rubber tree died from loneliness - I had it on a table by itself and it just started wasting away, never to recover.
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    Plants in general? How haven't I killed them? That would be a much shorter list. Let's see...Round-up "drift", on purpose, accidentally, over and under watering, not enough light, too much light, wrong soil, improper placement, backing the car over them, neglect(benign & otherwise), the opposite of neglect, resentment(in the case of the Darlingtonia), evil thoughts, evil intentions, the "glove of death", and drunken gardening.
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    I use a stream. Just add plants and wait for first torrential downpour. It is quite effective.

    Oh.... temperature and humidity shock is even faster and more effective. 70 degrees and AC -> 90 degrees and Bermuda high. Wilts in 2 hours!

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    yes I also "weed" occasionally. I always hate it when I do.
    I have put plants in sun that were not accustomed to it.
    Boasted on how well my plant was doing
    + various other persutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Boasted on how well my plant was doing
    Boasting is a SURE way to kill a plant, especially one you are very partial to.

    Not enought light, too much light, too much water, too little water. All the basics. Oh I have taken a weedeater to some. Oh and burning poison anything is not a good idea, my dad accidentally does it from time to time. I always get the rash and he comes out unscathed.
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    I've done all of the above,except for Jim's stream one [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] ~Niki~
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    You know, I forgot about this thread back here.

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