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|>>|| No. 435629
I've put the 10-lite pot on the floor here in my flat, near the window, exactly because I don't have any more windowsill space.
I've tried to talk my neighbour into taking a few plants off me, but he just said "You know how bad I am with plants".
I've always wondered how you can be "bad with plants". All you need to do if you are not sure about the needs of a particular plant species is read up on it one time on the Internet, and then act accordingly. On a very basic level, the only things you can get wrong with plants are that you put them in the wrong soil, or give them too little or too much water, or forget to give them a bit of fertiliser now and then. Or neglect to put them in a bigger pot as they grow. A person with completely average intellect should not be out of their depth with most of that.
|>>|| No. 435630
>I've always wondered how you can be "bad with plants"
My neighbour managed to kill a Zamioculcas by overwatering it and refusing to ever take it out of the shade. Two things I repeatedly advised against, but it "looked nice where it was".
|>>|| No. 435631
ARE KONNIE has started a Youtube channel to flog her book.
|>>|| No. 435632
A lot of kids books these days seem to be attempting the same sort of thing. A bit similar to that conversation we had the other day about cartoons that are derivatives of Family Guy.
|>>|| No. 435634
Again, read up on the Internet what your plant needs, and take care of it accordingly.
I've given one of my mates a chili plant twice, one from my seedlings, and then a fully grown one that I bought for him at B&Q when they had them one time. He let both of them die. With the first one, he claimed that it dried up although he had watered it like I told him to, and the second one allegedly was "so full of aphids that he had to throw it away".
Not only is he bad with plants, he's also a shit liar.
|>>|| No. 435641
It's definitely weird that 15 year old Jake Sisko is dating a 22 year old barmaid, but fair play to the lad.
|>>|| No. 435652
I've got a fucking blister on the side of my tongue, which means eating something at all really hurts, and when I talk, people ask me if I am drunk.
|>>|| No. 435663
If leg hair never stopped growing we could wrap our feet in it and save a fortune on shoes.
|>>|| No. 435670
I think getting rid of hair was a bit of an evolutionary fuck-up. Never having to shop for clothes. Never having to wash them and put them up to dry. Looking like bigfoot. A win from every perspective.
|>>|| No. 435676
Most of my seedlings have gone purple, mostly the stems and I'm not sure why.
The information I've found on it seems contradictory.
|>>|| No. 435683
The email verification email for Universal Credit takes 5 minutes short of the amount of time it's valid for to arrive. Nice.
|>>|| No. 435686
>Most of my seedlings have gone purple, mostly the stems and I'm not sure why.
If you are still talking chili plants, there are varieties that have a darker stem. For example, I grow Etna Piccante every year, and their stem usually turns a dark green colour as the seedling grows, also with a bit of purple in there.
So it's probably perfectly normal.
Do you know what your variety is called?
|>>|| No. 435694
Even the thyme has gone purple now. Lots of wilting in the worst-affected. I've flushed them all with warm water, hopefully that will help.
|>>|| No. 435695
Ok that doesn't sound normal. You might have some sort of fungal or viral infection going on with your plants. This could be either coming from your soil, or there was something on the surfaces inside your propagator.
I can't imagine how warm water would help. Plant pathogens usually tolerate heat quite well. Even pouring boiling water over your plants, which would surely kill off the plants as such, should have no effect.
I had a fungal infection on my bryophyllum daigremontianum plants one time, and it carried over into the following year's new seedlings. Not even rinsing out the pots with boiling water helped. So I stopped growing them entirely.
|>>|| No. 435697
Not sure how your plants could have used up all the phosphorous in your soil at that stage of development, but maybe the compost you used really isn't suited for tomatoes and chili peppers.
This is one of the kinds you can use -
Nightshades like chili, bell pepper, or tomato need loads of nutrition, so it's possible that they're not getting that from whatever compost you are using.
That said, there are still some varieties of chili pepper with dark stems. But on tomatoes, I haven't seen dark stems like that. So it's probably the mentioned phosphorous deficiency. What you could do now is get some phosphorous fertiliser. I wouldn't use NPK at this point, because you will risk an oversupply of nitrogen and potassium, which can be damaging to your plants in its own way.
|>>|| No. 435698
I've mixed some Fish Blood & Bone into some water and fed (some of) them a little of that, apparently phosphorous is water soluble.
|>>|| No. 435699
Right. Who doesn't have fish blood and bone meal in their cupboard.
You could actually piss onto your tomato plants, because human urine also has a good amount of phosphorous in it. Just if you're bored this weekend. Just don't tell people when you invite them over for tomato salad this summer.
I'm making some tomato sauce for pasta here at the moment, with last year's homegrown chili peppers. Delish. Spicy as fuck, gives you proper sweat beads on your forehead, but there's really no point growing chillies unless you like that sort of thing.
|>>|| No. 435700
I have it in my shed with the other fertilisers. I may try urine if it doesn't work, thanks.
|>>|| No. 435701
Don't overdo the urine though, it contains uric acid, which can negatively affect your soil's overall acidity.
|>>|| No. 435706
I forgot to flush my piss once right before leaving for an eight-day holiday.
Words can not describe the smell of my flat's bathroom when I got back. Smelled like the most shit and least looked after backstreet pub toilet in a bad part of Blackpool.
|>>|| No. 435707
Was anyone in there taking advantage of the exotic atmosphere to knob their girlfriend?
|>>|| No. 435708
>taking advantage of the exotic atmosphere to knob their girlfriend
I vaguely remember that this must be a reference to something someone posted here a while ago, but I can't be arsed to figure it out.
|>>|| No. 435714
I think he's referring to that one cunt off about the lads who need to speak a bit of Spanish to get in their girlfriend's pants, and the other lad who takes her in the bathroom at Nandos.
|>>|| No. 435715
Getting someone for a shag in a pub toilet in Blackpool is certainly the bigger challenge.
|>>|| No. 435727
Have they already done it? I wasn't paying attention.
It'll probably fuck me up not having to subconciously deduct an hour from the clock in my car now.
|>>|| No. 435743
I always wonder how people at the International Date Line manage. That must really fuck with your comprehension capabilities, when it's not simply an hour earlier if you cross it westward, but almost whole day later. And then when there's suddenly daylight saving time on top of that...
|>>|| No. 435744
>>435743 Have you seen where the date line is?
Just blind luck, or proof of a benevolent god who quite liked the idea of Greenwich and planned the continents accordingly?
|>>|| No. 435745
> proof of a benevolent god who quite liked the idea of Greenwich and planned the continents accordingly?
Al Murray has consistently proved that God is British so that'd make the most sense to me.
|>>|| No. 435746
Always struck me as a bit cuntish to spring forward on a Sunday. You would think the scientists over at Greenwich would make it happen on a Friday afternoon so everyone can knock off early.
In winter it could happen on Christmas day to give us all a magical surprise.
|>>|| No. 435747
Blind luck. Our best understanding of the movement of continents is that while it follows certain laws of geophysics, the long-term movements are quite random as a whole.
That said, in Pangaean times, a meridian located approximately where Greenwich is today probably also would have meant that the date line would have been in the middle of an ocean. Northwestern Europe by and large was in the northern central part of the supercontinent of Pangaea at the time, so on the other side of the planet, quite likely you had a vast expanse of open ocean not that dissimilar to the Pacific today.
|>>|| No. 435757
They've just played Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye on the radio. I think that's the first time I've heard it since it was first released and became ubiquitous. I'd happily go another 8 years without hearing it again.
|>>|| No. 435758
It's not just me right? It does rip off a nursery rhyme? Twinkle Twinkle Little Star I think.
|>>|| No. 435764
It's one of my guilty woulds in songs though. Really like it even though I know I shouldn't.
|>>|| No. 435767
First mosquito of the year - slapped that bitch right out of the air.
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