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6 of 7 Acacia courtii. The last one is taking it's sweet ass time losing the seed coat.

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Moved some Acacia Acuminata seedlings into bigger pots, and gave my little Caapi something new to cling to.

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My only new years resolution was to spend less on cacti and as off today, a mere two days into the year, I'm over $300 down because of them lol

 

Oh well, I'm sure the girls will love being transplanted into their new homes and welcoming their new family members once they arrive :)

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Acacia courtii from the wattle day giveaway by Communacacian

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Separated out some Datura wrightii and discolor seedlings. A few for giveaway

 

Sowed 42 Santalum spicatum seeds

 

Separated out 20 of the strongest Acacia acuminata broad phyllode seedlings from my most recent seed picking

Need to get some GA3 for some Duboisia myoporoides seed a generous member is sending

 

Grafted some monstrose stuff and finally pushed past 900 pieces of Pereskiopsis. 911 at the moment versus 6 weeks ago when I had 350~. Allocated a spot for another 13 tubs of 91 pieces (1,183). Managed to put 40 in forestry tubes for my own use in the next few weeks after this time spent building numbers.

 

Now I just need to find a reasonably priced lab which can do GCMS testing. Even someone within the ethnobotanical community who wants to help us learn more about certain plants.

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  • Found an unwanted bench from the street to move some smaller pots onto – including the acuminata I grew from seed.
  • Potted a Sir Jeans cutting
  • Attempted to train/contain a potted and fast-growing caapi plant

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Some more acuminata seedlings from this years seed. Might guerilla garden them around my area

 

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Datura metel cv Fastuosa

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worked and played with tabernanthe iboga.

 

seeds are ready when the fruit turns yellow.

if you don't need the seeds right away, than rather keep the fruit, on the bush.

 

over wrote my instincts and took a lot of iboga root cuttings (tried different sizes and set ups).

planted iboga seeds (nick the seedcoat).

if the iboga seedling emerges with the seed coat still on,

weight the seed coat down with small rocks,

so the embryo can,

pull free!:wub:

iboga cuttings are almost impossible...

almost, u say...hmm...

 

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Cared for my psychotrias (+ nepenthes :)) which have been growing in a little greenhouse all spring and summer. These have been quite easy to care for as the soil is rich with earthworms and nutrients which they love.

Make-shift ultrasonic humidifier (built for $18) saved them on 40+ degree days. 

This winter I plan to wrap the greenhouse with bubble-wrap & add a tube heater.

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Gave my caapi a haircut - it tends to fill up the entire trellis in 3-4 weeks.

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rejigged all my pots on side walls and gave the vine on the back of the house a shave. pulled the caapi and hbwr off a neighbors tree they were about to consume. potted up a few plant from the last swap and grafted a few buttons. things are looking green

 

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Discovered that my aya has a guardian-spider (hiding inside the curled leaf), it seemed like a good omen.

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Transplanted some auricularia-hosting dead fig branches that came down in a storm a few weeks back into a swampy bit of my yard - they seem to be liking it so far, already fruiting happily in their new home:

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Things are getting cooler down here so I bought cacti in to winter in the pickers hut.  Its my regular evening haunt so Im getting to hang out with them more. Entrancing!

 

 

 

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Whats everyone planting this spring? I'm curious & open to ideas :)

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2 hours ago, andros88 said:

Whats everyone planting this spring? I'm curious & open to ideas :)

Apart from veges, I'm doing bulk Acacia. Acuminata, burkittii, courtii. Also going heavy on ornamentals. Sowed a lot of lupins, asters, sunflowers, zinnias, echinacea, catnip, poppies etc. What I'm NOT sowing: any more trichos! At least for a while!

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Well I started early since it has been so mild in QLD. Sowed/planted out some ethnos and edibles:

 

Heavenly blue morning glory

Heliotrope cherry pie

Marigold anise

Mimosa pudica

Purple hyacinth beans

Dwarf pineapple

Dwarf red mulberry

Atherton raspberry

Naranjilla

Sweet sandpaper fig

20+ Tricho hybrids

Mexican tarragon

Sugar dragon (dragonfruit)

 

Lots more to come over the next few weeks, will try to get some pics!

 

Cheers :)

 

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Very nice! I'm doing bulk acacia too, namely: simplex, acuminata, neurophylla & victoriae, and other fabacaeae-type plants: d leptolobus & illinoensis (still haven't got the growing requirements quite right for them yet).

 

Have been interested in trying dwarf fruiting varieties for a while now like mulberry & raspberry. Might give them a go this time round.

 

 

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Sweet. Yeah today I planted Acacia...baileyana, podalyriifolia, confusa. Also some rustica, P. carth and alba too, thanks to SAB people :)

 

Any dwarf fruit for your climate is a winner if space is limited. Definitely recommend dwarf mulberry and dwarf bananas!

 

Cheers

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After being a bit over whelmed over the last few years. I’ve finally found some motivation again. Hopefully it will last. I uncovered a few cacti that had been lost under kikuyu for the last couple of years. Also reminded how much my hands itch after getting repeatedly spikes.

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And this is what I found

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Haven't been on here for a while

Recently sown a bunch of seeds

 

Acacia courtii

Acacia phlebophylla

Phyllodium pulchellum (unknown amount, will post in the specific thread with my results and grievances)

Mimosa hostilis

Some native citrus and other bush tucker

 

Recently setup 4 new bee hives, including a flow super (turn tap for honey extraction). This should be an interesting design to play with, truly innovative

 

Managed to get another Santalum acuminatum (quandong) to germinate! Super happy about this as they are tricky compared to Santalum spicatum (WA Sandalwood). Plan to clear a bunch of cacti to make way for the quandong and its host. Also plan to setup a small side business working with WA Sandalwood, supply of seedlings with and without hosts and then moving onto site visits for consultations, possibly site prep

 

Sprinkled a bunch of Papaver somniferum seeds around the yard and now have a bunch of sprouts, some getting quite large. Thanks @Glaukus !

 

Still on the hunt for Catha edulis seed if anyone can help

 

This year may also be the final year of the acacia acuminata seed giveaways I do

 

 

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I can help u out with the seeds in a few months. The only condition is that I send u lots of seeds and in return u send seeds to a heap of other people. Loads for u and loads for everyone else. Do a giveaway, fundraiser. Whatever. That’s up to u. Just has to be done via this forum. 949556ED-0461-466D-AFBC-C2B9001E4853.thumb.jpeg.0926ad54ac813a53bcc5603f064868ad.jpeg

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Howdy. I’m Enjaytee. Forum noob. Feel free to school me on forum etiquette. 

 

Harvested my first iboga fruits today. It’s true that they smell like jizz when you bust ‘em open. Soaking the seeds in water overnight and planting them toMorrow evening.

Moved some plants from pots into the ground. ( brugs, cacti, d.cooperi) sowed some poppies ‘giganteum’, Lauren’s grape, Flemish antique, and lavender dbl. A load of tricho seed has germinated. Sowed some hbwr, heavenly blue and Rivea corymbosa. Sowed Chillis, basil, Shiso, lavender, dill, mugwort and too many other herbs/veges to mention. Made some soil primo soil mixes. Fkkn spring ay. Busy times. 

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Making room in my greenhouse for seedling platters -- as I'm sowing my trich seeds soon (thanks Spooge), and also going to have a go at germinating some Hawaiian Baby Woodrose.

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One of 3 Acacia obtusifolia I have growing, courtesy of @Glaukus, legend!

 

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Duboisia hopwoodii, from a local fella. No fruits have set, likely not the right type of pollinators around these parts and/or not self-fertile. Tried pollinating with a paint brush but also no joy. For now I'll let it grow and harvest it in the future to make quids. Ps I need to weed the garden, no need to remind me

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