I'm hoping that the beekeeping will get him interested in plants enough to learn a little bit about them. Hi, just wondering what space to give between a frangippani tree and citrus tree? We are part of Science 2.0, a science education nonprofit operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Use a measuring cup to pour 2 parts water and 1 part caustic soda into a bucket. So let's talk about how to kill plants, which is way easier, especially when you don't intend to. Solution: For most plants, you want to wait until the soil is dry to the touch (or dry down to a fingertip) before watering, and you want good drainage - don't leave the plants standing with their roots in water. This might be especially satisfying if, as my husband does, you refer to plant life in the season of copious airborn pollen as "my mortal enemies." Pour the caustic soda solution over the tree stump. You see hollyhocks pop right up and grow huge and fast, while peppers are slower. Fortunately, the vast majority of my plants survive, but I have probably tested out just about every creative way to kill a plant not requiring the importation of elephants. ScienceBlogs is where scientists communicate directly with the public. I've also done this one with plant siting, mostly from ignorance - for example for the first couple of years after I moved here I simply couldn't figure out why it was I couldn't overwinter oregano. During the shoulder seasons I try to put it out during the day as much as possible as the window location inside just isn't as sunny as the tree really likes and the real, unfiltered sun outside makes it thrive. Never assume you remember things. I'm in LOVE with this article. Damn Teachers Pets Contributions are fully tax-deductible. Cancel Hide and Seek is a quest in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard. You can also shop using Amazon Smile and though you pay nothing more we get a tiny something. Our coldframe cover is 4 feet off the ground, and we prop it open on warm days with large rocks. 4. This is because sodium which is present in salt hinders the flow of potassium and magnesium within the tree. When she finds her plants dead she's gonna be sick and turn [i]green[/i]. Over-water. All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand, © Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2020. On warm, *windy* days, like yesterday, apparently the rocks may lose their balance and tip into the cold frame, landing on the borage seedlings. Are you sure it is real? I just lost all my pepper seedlings - but I'm going to blame our long, unseasonably cold spring. ps: I LOVE this website!!!! This may not be a problem in your household, but overwhelmingly if I tell Eric "while I'm away please do X and Y thing with my plants' X and Y thing will either not get done or get done in the least helpful possible way. This is a killer in a dry house in winter. Use caustic soda to kill invasive trees that cause problems. "Weeded" by a three year old. Solution: See if you can find a picture of a young version of your plant when you plant it the first time. Ummm...not so much. It is easy, you just [i]plant[/i] some evidence that someone else did it. Granted, it also took a few weeks of "Lucy, no!" Saturate the entire stump with the solution. Solution: Check before you plant. They will inevitably eat all seeds and most seedlings. The few times it's gone off I've cursed, but yes, outside I go. You suggest that there isn't enough room for the tables to be in the classroom, so you move them out to the hallway. 15. Andrea Stein has been writing since 2004. They (the Arborists) are finding that a well grown tree in a 30ltr pot is a great size to plant from provided it has had every care in the sizes in between. It was so depressing to come out and find a row of nice planted tomatillos lifeless and dead after transplant - don't go there! Freeze them to death - Living at 1400 feet in a cold pocket, we have the occasional surprise frost. Posted without reading the OP, makes it even funnier. I am a professional plant assassin, dammit. Before starting your landscape attend a FREE Great Gardens workshop, Trees are not the problem, we are, we create the problem, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u88kf1J6Kv4, http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/n ... 5838463185, Here's how West Aussies can make sand into soil, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Accessible-Carpentry-Cabinets/583314911709039. However, the snacks are still being set up. Use patience and perseverance. Pardon the yelling but it's been an awful spring and is taking three times longer for anything to grow. 17. You are a REALLY good writer and also a good gardener! Two or three small bottles of red will get a good response. I actually did this one recently, even though I know better.