by Oblivion » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:59 am
by bigred » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:01 am
by Nats » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:44 pm
jht-union wrote:Oblivion wrote:ever walked on hot sand at the beach
i guess if you keep the water level real high it might be ok but then you risk root rot.
I can see why you're saying this.Oblivion wrote:i guess it depends how hot your summers are too.
Summers here are weird like any other season in the east coast of USA(since 2008 it has been crazy), 2009 only went to about 100F, 2010 we had tons of heat waves so it went up to 115F. And well summer is just starting, so no idea how it will be, my guess is even hotter than last year, weeks ago was 103F outside, so i should expect temps to climb to at least 120F this summer, also one other thing to mention is that humidity is pretty much high always, except in heat waves when it deeps to the lower teens, but that's very rarely, even with heat waves humidity stays around 30%. But i will be paying attention if i see any change or something. for the most part is going really well, and i haven't had any issues with it!
by Nats » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:59 pm
victor wrote:Yeah i've seen those mites around some of my flowers and shrubs.
A few is okay but when there are lots of them they become desturctive pests
and a spary of insectisicide is needed
by Jaws » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:08 pm
by Jaws » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:15 pm
jht-union wrote:Steve_D wrote:Yes, that looks like a mite. But most mites around plants are soil mites (there are I think hundreds of species, including mites that eat other mites) and those are harmless to the plant. however, if it colonizes the leaves and begins to lay eggs on the leaves, then it is a destructive mite and you should kill it when you can.
i have seen quiet a few white smaller mites moving in the soil a lot, specially close to the center of the plant, i'm guessing they use it for refugee and they hide under the leaves for protection.
I think the ones i'm mentioning are the ones that are harmless to the plant, but just to be sure, i will be posting pictures of some flytraps tomorrow and i'll try to get the back part of the leaves as well, and some of the mites. Is the first time i see them and i hope is nothing bad.
I think i should be getting a weak pesticide or miticide of some sort, just to spray my plants one time, i will probably use a very weak solution mix with water. Does miticide have an effect on the growth of VFT's or any other plant?
The near-by lowes i have has miticides and pesticides, any brand reccomended, or anything it shouldn't have or that i should look for?
( i will be posting pictures first time in the morning, and i will be waiting for answers regarding pesticides and miticides, i'll go ASAP to lowes depending on what you guys(or Steve) reccomend.
by jht-union » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:22 pm
Oblivion wrote:i guess an easy way to find out is buy a cheap garden thermometer and stick it in the soil, and make some notes about temp's so over time you can get a good idea if it fluctuates a lot or a little.
might have to throw a vft in sand myself, were still in winter so its probably not a bad time to do it coz' it'll be settled in by summer.
bigred wrote:How many times have you fed your plant? It looks like at least a few times. I've been feeding my plants a lot. I've had them for only 4-5 weeks and fed them each about 5-8 times each and they already doubled in size. I think that its the feeding and not the soil. I'm growing in 100% peat. Someone posted in another thread how they fed 1/2 plants and 1/2 unfed and after a few months the unfed were just smaller.
by jht-union » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:26 pm
Jaws wrote:I have used this http://www.bayergarden.co.uk/products/p ... egoryid=13 on VFTs and Sundews, doesnt seem to affect the dew either.
Littleshopofhorrors, commercial grower near me recommends it on their site too.
The aerosol is a fine mist so you dont get any chance of a "drenching" effect from a spray.
by Oblivion » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:00 pm
jht-union wrote:I have a thermometer, and will do that for several days and then post back here, i'm guessing i have to dip a bit the thermometer right?
by jht-union » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:06 pm
Oblivion wrote:id put the end of the thermometer in the soil so its not in the tray of water which will give a false reading (colder)
i'd do it so its just reading the dryer sands temp
by Oblivion » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:17 pm
by Shimizoki » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:19 pm
by jamez » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:46 pm
by jht-union » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:37 pm
Oblivion wrote:sounds about right to me, jht !
by jamez » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:55 pm
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