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I have retired from Catha, this is a farewell picture! :):wub:

from the (bottom) left to the right:

Catha edulis red,

Catha edulis vienna white, aka green (on top of the red),

Catha edulis narrow leaved,

Catha edulis planthelper (back round),

Catha edulis planthelper red narrow leaved,

Catha edulis red narrow leaved.

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Lovely hedge there, i love how the new crosses tend to be more bushy creating awesome hedges. Lovely plants!

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I have retired from Catha, this is a farewell picture! :):wub:

your still keeping the plants right, just not breeding them anymore?

What do you fertilize them with?

Are these your motherplants for crossing? as they seem pretty young to flower.

What size are you plants that you cross for setting seed?

Do you water them and pamper them so they set seed, whats your secret?

sorry about all the Q's

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I have retired from Catha, this is a farewell picture! :):wub:

I sincerely hope not! However, it has just fuelled an idea for a 5,555 post GIVEAWAY!!

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I have retired from Catha, this is a farewell picture! :):wub:

May I ask why planthelper?. It's a shame, because these plants (Catha edulis in particular) really are your thing.

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They're so pretty, awesome work! Jealous of all that room you have to grow!

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your still keeping the plants right, just not breeding them anymore?

What do you fertilize them with?

Are these your motherplants for crossing? as they seem pretty young to flower.

What size are you plants that you cross for setting seed?

Do you water them and pamper them so they set seed, whats your secret?

sorry about all the Q's

once planted out, they don't recieve much fertilizer at all, it was just a good season, that's why they look good.

they are more happy over the winter, than the summer.

they can flower early, at times they flower even in a bigger pot.

I don't do anything, regarding seed production or flowering, they flower and set good seeds, only if conditions were to there liking, something that happens not every year.

secrets would be patience, and to plant out in a good spot with good drainage.

if you plant them out, at a wet spot, they might grow, better than the ones you planted out, in a free draining position. but if it rains for a while, the ones planted into the wet, might die, whilst the ones planted on the hill, and free draining will survive and even flourish.

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I'm absolutely impressed by your diverse Cathas...

a few weeks ago, standing in the Viennese subway, I saw a yemenite with a big bundle fresh leafs...

do you know this interesting picture:

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So I think we must collect the flowers, or simply eat them

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my plant in flower:
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bump - very interesting pic indeed, now what the fuck is PPD? 

 

and why suggest flower when it seems the total is less than leaves? 

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Yeah if anyone knows where that picture came from, I'd be interested to see the study - AFAIK storage & extraction methods are super-important for getting accurate/representative numbers regarding catha alks.

 

I think PPD was supposed to be the metabolic precursor to cathinone in the plant. So it kinda makes sense there'd be more of that in new growth, and more cathinone in the older growth.  

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