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Sun opener imposter!

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Hi! My sun opener is doing well but there seems to be a very similar imposter in with the plants that looks slightly different than the rest.

Is it a weed or the beautiful sun opener?

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Looks like a weed, pluck it out.

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On 02/10/2018 at 11:36 PM, TheMooseZeus said:

Picture!

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1 minute ago, Planthunter said:
On 02/10/2018 at 8:36 PM, TheMooseZeus said:

Picture!

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So i repotted all the individual plants (which i now have sooo many of) and realised one of these weeds got to repotted too! Only saw it yesterday... The leaves of the sun opener are very bitter, the weeds are not :)

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On 02/10/2018 at 11:36 PM, TheMooseZeus said:

Picture!

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Just found this by chance. Yes it looks like a sneaky weed seed snuck in with the sun openers. They are looking great by the way.

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2 minutes ago, TheMooseZeus said:

So i repotted all the individual plants (which i now have sooo many of) and realised one of these weeds got to repotted too! Only saw it yesterday... The leaves of the sun opener are very bitter, the weeds are not :)

It does look a bit like stevia.. Not a 100% sure tho..:P

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3 minutes ago, Planthunter said:

Just found this by chance. Yes it looks like a sneaky weed seed snuck in with the sun openers. They are looking great by the way.

Yes! The seeds were from you! :D 

I've been able to share the seed around too. They're doing much better in larger pots by themselves and some of them now are starting to branch off.

A few huge sun opener plants at the Royal botanic gardens really inspired me to keep they well looked after 

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1 minute ago, TheMooseZeus said:

Yes! The seeds were from you! :D 

I've been able to share the seed around too. They're doing much better in larger pots by themselves and some of them now are starting to branch off.

A few huge sun opener plants at the Royal botanic gardens really inspired me to keep they well looked after 

I knew that you would do well with them. B) your seed came from two parents plants out in my garden and they are flowering right now. The more space that you give them, the more they will become multi stemmed monsters! Which botanic gardens did you see them at? 

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Just now, Planthunter said:

I knew that you would do well with them. B) your seed came from two parents plants out in my garden and they are flowering right now. The more space that you give them, the more they will become multi stemmed monsters! Which botanic gardens did you see them at? 

Thats great! the middle of the Sydney botanic gardens was where i found them.

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What experience do you have using the plant? Do you enjoy its effects?

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Ahh. Got to get myself over there to visit those gardens. There is so much stuff growing at these gardens of interest to me. Never tried it as was unsure about soaking the leaves for so long, seems a bit like old salad leaves lol. If there is a different way maybe, do you soak yours or do something different?

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3 minutes ago, Planthunter said:

Ahh. Got to get myself over there to visit those gardens. There is so much stuff growing at these gardens of interest to me. Never tried it as was unsure about soaking the leaves for so long, seems a bit like old salad leaves lol. If there is a different way maybe, do you soak yours or do something different?

If i ever tried it i would seal plant material in a jar of water and leave that in the sun for a day

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Yes of course, a theoretical question naturally. I forgot the bit about the leaving them in the sun. Sounds better than 2 day old salad left in the back of the fridge. An interesting idea.

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2 minutes ago, Planthunter said:

Yes of course, a theoretical question naturally. I forgot the bit about the leaving them in the sun. Sounds better than 2 day old salad left in the back of the fridge. An interesting idea.

I'd love to see the chemistry behind it, what converts to what to create the psycho active effects? 

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There must be some research about it somewhere. Shall have a dig around. They made it through a Northland winter, that's not particularly cold as such but they had to put up with a fair bit of standing water around their roots for several weeks. Tried uploading a photo and the it wouldn't work blah!:BANGHEAD2:

 

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