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 No.2268

You planting flowers this spring, if so tell me about it!

 No.2276

Guess I am now. I'll look up some locally indigenous flowers. Monarch butterflies are in danger, and some local flora attracts them. I did it in elementary school and it was really nice to see them come.

 No.2279

I've planted 2 sunflowers from seed which are going pretty steadily, haven't bloomed yet though. Last year I sprouted a few carnations in a pot and they're just now flowering.

 No.2280

>having a garden

ok bougie

 No.2283

>>2280
Don't let porky ruin the idea of growing a plant anon!

 No.2285

>>2268
No. I only grow stuff I can eat.

 No.2286

>>2279
Based op here is also planting sunflowers this spring im im the mid Atlantic am I good to start?

 No.2287

>>2286
fraid I can't really help you there, I'm in Australia

 No.2290

>>2280
I plant them in pots.

 No.2291

>>2280
You don't need to own shit to plant shit nigga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvtqKMxZ95s

 No.2329

>>2285
Try out violets then! Or maybe some delicious Calendula? Campanulas are edible as well.

 No.2331

Got a potted hyacinth a little while ago from a florist, a little bulb in a pot that bloomed. Pink flowers, real pretty. I'll save the bulb when it's leaves and flowers all die back. It should be good for many years if well cared for.

Probably gonna look into getting some native shrubs and things.

I have a bunch of saplings of various trees I want to turn into bonsai, just in a load of random pots and a lot of them need repotting. I'll trim and prune some of them to give them a neat looking style.

Also have an orchid I saved off the clearance rack years ago for 4 bucks, about to flower again in the windowsil.

This is going beyond just flowers but what the hell lets just have a genereal gardening thread now.

I intend to start a load of tomato seedlings indoors under some grow lights. I have a very small garden where I live but there's room for about 5-6 tomato plants and I usually plant stuff in between them too. Carrots, radishes, greens, etc.

Still winter but I sure as fuck am looking forward to spring. I live for gardening, I'd do it all day if I didn't have work.

 No.2339

Guys I don't wanna waste alot of money on potting soil, is digging up a bunch from my yard a bad idea?

 No.2343

>>2339

Yeah kinda. Ordinary garden soil tends to be more dense than potting soil, which is made to drain better so pots don't stay waterlogged for too long after watering. Potting soil is lighter and less dense than garden soil, and you generally will get healthier potted plants with it. It's not just a porky scam trying to sell you dirt when you can dig it up out of your backyard, it's legitimately a different mixture.

Garden soil is generally loam, clay,and sand mixed together. The ratio varies with your location of course.

Potting soil is usually some combination of peat moss or coco fiber, compost, and perlite (heat treated volcanic rock, those little white flecks, these are to improve drainage) Often it also has fertilizer included, either as slow release pellets, or as compost for organic potting soils.

Garden soil in pots won't kill your plants though. Far from it. Dirt is dirt, and if you want to be frugal while still getting some of the benefit of potting soil you could cut it with a bit of garden soil to make it last longer.

If you've ever had issues with soil borne plant diseases in your garden, it's probably best t avoid using the garden soil at all in potting mixtures. That's another advantage of potting soil. It's often been sterilized by heating it up to kill off pests.

 No.2362

>>2343
Cutting my coke soil with the potting soil is the plan. Do you know more about this heating sterilisation process? Could I do it in a home environment.

 No.2363

>>2362
not him, but usually putting soil into black garbage bags and exposing them to direct sun for a few hours is considered an easy and safe way to kill pests.

 No.2367

>>2363
Anons saving me from a google search
YET AGAIN

 No.2576

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here's the most lefty-themed of my carnations

 No.2902

>>2268
What kind of plants can keep animals away? Especially amphibians and reptiles?

 No.3013

Got poison oak all over my body and face clearing land in a think thorny area. Id it for a trees and shade favoring flower garden.

 No.3020

>>2291
I'd like to do this but I don't even know what plants are native to my area.

 No.3070

>>2285
Some flowering plants are edible (fruits come from flowers), and lots of flowers will attract pollinators for any fruiting plants you have.

 No.3071

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Does anyone know the "language" of flowers and flower arrangements? I don't remember much about it, but it sounds intriguing.

Also if I remember correctly certain flowers are used for different kinds of medical toxins/poisons used by people in the past (such as Belladona).

Pic related

 No.3082

>>3020
Depending on where you are you may have a government department that catalogs that information.


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