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#1 papashroom


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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:42 AM

They seem to get top heavy after 9-11in . This one fell over after 10 1/2in . It seem to stop growing after it bent over. Is there a way to tie them to a stick or something so they can keep going?

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#2 Guest_lost_onabbey_rd_*

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:35 AM

very nice papa :)
i've heard that adding gypsum to the substrait make the stems stronger which would help them stay up

#3 Hippie3



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Posted 09 May 2005 - 05:45 AM

you can of course prop them up
but be alert- they sometimes rot at the point of contact
a better solution is wind.
wind is the 'natural' stem strengthener,
same as with plants.
a regular blast of wind as they grow
will make the stems get thicker.
never heard that gypsum had any effect tho'

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 06:29 AM

Well I'm goint to try and use a thin piece of PVC cut it down the middle and spay it with lysol. I'll use it when they start to bend, hopefully it won't rot in a day. Wind is great but they still fall over because of it. The Pesa tops are just too heavy.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 07:47 AM

I wonder if you could devise a system using thread and needle through the cap to keep them up somehow. That way you don't have to worry about rotting the stem and can pull from top to keep straight. Just brainstorming. I've found the pesa's to get top heavy too and really fall over. Nice pix Papa!

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