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Ok so I have this bottle of water with 400 mg of pure EGCG (Antioxidant in green tea). EGCG is extremely bitter and I AM NOT going to drink that.. it's almost as bad as Ayahuasca. Anyway I was wondering how it would affect a plant? I'm guessing oxidative damage can happen within plant cells as well. But would giving a plant small doses of antioxidants actually be beneficial to it? Even marginally? There is an obvious and easy way to test this.. Grow two plants and start giving one plant an antioxidant molecule in decent amounts and watch their growth and overall health for a length of time and accessing the effect on the antioxidant treated plant. But I cant find this or any test on plants of this kind. So anyone have any ideas? Green tea plants seem to always have a really health look to them. Ive never grown green tea but i have looked at pictures before. Maybe the EGCG and various antioxidants plays a role? Any thoughts? Scientifically based or not? Experience even?
I'm new to gardening. I bought a seed packet of narrow phyllode Acuminata from Shaman Australis and would like advice on how too proceed? Best way to germinate? When should I plant them? How should I prepare the soil? And anything else I need to know? I live in Hay on flood plain in southwest NSW. Years ago the previous owner had been quite a gardener but the property had been abandoned for twenty years when I bought it last year. It gets pretty cold at night this time of year but even now some days are quite hot and summer is amazing, up to 50 degrees celsius for days on end with very little rain even when there is heavy cloud.
Hi Melbourne-area Growers, Let's have the next meet on Sunday the 5th of May. 12 Noon. At the Tecoma Pavillion, Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens. It's near RBG's Gate C, and at D1 on map 2L of the Melways. Doesn't seem to be any holiday. It will be a good time for the collection of local therapeutic fungi. Maybe a discussion on the identification of popular local plants found in the wild? Hopefully it won't be raining on the 5th (but will be on the days surrounding that date.) Cheers, Carl