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#41 mycot

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 11:50 PM

Yes I'm refering to leptolobus. They die back to the rootstock over winter and come back the following spring provided the roots have some mass.

#42 doobydoobydoo

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 04:58 PM

Yes I'm refering to leptolobus. They die back to the rootstock over winter and come back the following spring provided the roots have some mass.


OOO, excellent. Very good to know. Thank you for the info mycot.

#43 doobydoobydoo

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 05:04 PM

One week later, looking nice.

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#44 doobydoobydoo

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 05:20 PM

And wazzling right along ...

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#45 mycot

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:22 PM

Yeah, I grew some a few years ago so I learnt a few things about them.

First off they are a weed so they are pretty easy requiring minimal care and grow fast. They are also prolific seed producers. I feel many more peeps should be growing this one because they are so easy and they give so much satisfaction. My plant love is coming out here.:loveeyes:

They also like rootspace and any confinment here will slow down growth. I grew a number in medium sized containers which reached a height of two feet and produced seeds in the first year .A friend put one in the ground (an unfertilizes garden bed) and it ended up covering an area of two meters diameter, hence my earlier description. So my advice for serious growers is get them in the ground and grow them like weeds.:D

The seeds have a such a hard smooth shell that nicking them will make them fly clear across a room. The way around this is to rub them between sandpaper just enough to take a little shine off. I then soak them in water a couple hours then leave them between moist paper towelling to germinate. Any that haven't swollen and germinated after ten days goes through the sandpaper treatment again.

Thanks for posting this grow thread Doobs, I hope it will encourage others to grow this beutiful plant.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 08:05 PM

I've noticed at night it really likes to hide/protect the leaves... They sorta curl up and it looks like its dead almost. :) Tis neat.

Will have to try to get a pic of it.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:01 AM

She's looking good.

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#48 Cowcharmer

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 02:39 PM

Nice plants there doob's.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:30 PM

I think those are growing wild here, had no idea they were anything special.:) Thanks Doob!

#50 doobydoobydoo

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 02:12 PM

I think those are growing wild here, had no idea they were anything special.:) Thanks Doob!


I bet they are! That's the thing, they are all over out in the wild! I had read they like to favor open fields and whatnot and spawl on the ground somewhat. Go out hunting and get some pics and some roots ;) Or a few babies for home ;)

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 04:52 PM

I noticed that the main stem on her was beginning to get a lil purple. I've seen this with other plants and it usually means they are lacking or need a little more P from the N-P-K. Phosphorus. Since it's used for root growth and stems a lot, and we want nice roots on her for spice production, I figured, why not give her a shot of some Canna PK 13/14. I think it was 6ml per gallon and gave her a lil shot. Stems are beginning to become less purple now. More pics soon. :rasta:

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 12:38 AM

So my advice for serious growers is get them in the ground and grow them like weeds.:D

And thats pretty much what one person's done here:-
todays desmanthus harvest - The Ethnobotanical Garden - Shroomery Message Board
Got it taking over the back yard and does quite well off it. He's also come up with an innovative method of harvesting. I think that this species is definately of interest to those interested in self-sufficiency.

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:03 PM

And thats pretty much what one person's done here:-
todays desmanthus harvest - The Ethnobotanical Garden - Shroomery Message Board
Got it taking over the back yard and does quite well off it. He's also come up with an innovative method of harvesting. I think that this species is definately of interest to those interested in self-sufficiency.


Very impressive grow he has. Thanks for the link. :thumbup::greenboun:thumbup:

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 10:05 AM

Most of the tiny leaves are falling off now and it looks like it's getting ready for winter.

Being moved as is in it's pot/container to the new igloo location. :) Updates eventually... ;)

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 12:43 AM

Doobster, you ever do any thing more with these plants?

Im thinking about it my self.

#56 usagolden

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 11:35 AM

ever run an extraction on any of these, doob?

#57 demetrius shardson

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 01:18 PM

wow theyre beautiful




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