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by DonnaMom on May 01, 2006 06:20 AM
I thought since the store sold the Ostrich roots at planting season they would be sprouting in at least a couple of weeks.

I bought two Van Zycerden Nursery's bulb size #1 roots from Walmart,
planted them a month ago,

in a light mixture of Perlite (Schultz's), Sphagnum Moss (Better-Gro's),
............................................ http://www.schultz.com /................ http://www.sunbulb.com/pottingmedia.html

and Potting Soil (Markman's), lightly watered it with Plant Food (Peter's),
http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/peat/peatdir04.pdf ......................... http://www.petersplantfood.com /
http://www.iowadnr.com/waste/recycling/mulch/suppliers.html#county

and have been watering them lightly twice a week, once with plain tap water and once with the plant food.

Makes it kind of embarrassing to my family that my plant house decorations are turning out so plain, less our expectations of the growing larger leaves around the house.
by margaret e. pell on May 03, 2006 06:16 PM
Hi and welcome [wavey] . I don't know the plants you have but I can't leave a question totally unanswered. I suggest you cut out the fertilizer until you have some growth. You're obviously doing some research, which is good. I live in the too cold north-east and hope to be moving to the desert south-west in a year or two. I have no experience with the hot/humid central south. I hope someone comes to your aid quickly.

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by dodge on May 13, 2006 11:42 AM
Go to New Mexico...
Hear it isnt humid there.?????

Dodge [critic]

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by ChristinaC on May 13, 2006 12:07 PM
I don't have an answer for you either..sorry...but I just wanted to show you mine. I just water right out of my hose. My ferns see very little sun and they've always done wonderfully. Hope they work out for you. I sure do enjoy mine.

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by dodge on May 13, 2006 02:39 PM
Do they stay like that in a curl?

Cute......

Dodge

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by ChristinaC on May 13, 2006 02:49 PM
No..they unravel...they're almost completely unraveled now...I'll get a pic tomorrow. [thumb]

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by dodge on May 13, 2006 02:55 PM
ok.......

Do you bring them inside for the winter?

I visited canada once many years ago. Visited the shrines up there. We loved the farms along the way.
Got us a motel in some french place, or cottage. The man only spoke french. We didnt understand a thing he said. ha ha
Went to a diner and they spoke english and we got them laughing pretty hard. Years ago. Came across from the canadian and american falls.
Was a nice trip.
[clappy] [clappy]
dodge

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by ChristinaC on May 17, 2006 12:48 PM
Here's my Ostrich Fern almost completely unraveled. I don't bring them in for the winter. They stay out all year long.

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by dodge on May 17, 2006 01:10 PM
christinia,

that is really neat.

So is the house.

how tall do they get/

dodge

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