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Hi guys,

What are some ethnobotanicals that are good to plant around Spring and onwards?

How would planting the seeds of these plants go in Spring?

Mimosa hostilis

Argyreia nervosa (hawaiian baby woodrose)

Ephedra gerardiana (ma huang)

Peganum harmala (syrian rue)

Rivea corbymbosa (RC)

Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

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All of them would be good, although you might want it to warm up a bit for the Peganum harmala.

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How long do the seeds of each stay viable for? I don't want to order them and have them sit around for a short time only to find out I need to plant them within a really short amount of time.

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I expect they would all be good for at least a few years.

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Tobacco is one that is best to be planted early spring, along with morning glories. The earlier thy are planted, the larger and healthier they will become.

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woo hoo!

And i was going to spend hours on the net trying to find this info out!

thanks.

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I started my mimosa's and acacia's about 2 weeks ago in a seedling box, they're outside now :) all doing very nice, still quite small but the random weather hasn't effected them at all :)

Tobacco would be sweet, something i def want to add to my collection :)

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Tripis do you have experience with growing Peganum harmala? if so when is a good time to start them?

I started some mimosa hostilis a week ago and some catha yesterday, 3 mimosa have popped up :)

here is one of my maidenii plants i sowed last spring they have lasted through the winter

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and my PH catha i brought indoors over winter, starting to put on new growth

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happy almost spring everybody :lol:

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Here's a couple of my babies :)

got 6 Acacias sprouted, heres one of them they are all about the same stage or getting there:

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Got 7 sprouted Mimosa, theres another 5 seeds i got started last night

all the 7 are about this stage:

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Its getting so close to spring i can almost taste it!

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What kind of soil do these like when growing from seed and when older?

Mimosa hostilis

Argyreia nervosa (hawaiian baby woodrose)

Ephedra gerardiana (ma huang)

Peganum harmala (syrian rue)

Rivea corbymbosa (RC)

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My mimosa hostilis sprouted in 2 days just using brunnings seed raising mix, using a premium potting mix for when i upgrade the pot :)

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Except for the pic posted earlier, used jiffy 7 peat pellets those ones germ'd in about 5 days.

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I've tried growing Peganum harmala before Ethen, though not very successfully. Had them hang on for months, until I decided I wanted the container they were in for something else, so I transplanted them. They all died shortly after that. If I was to try again, I'd do it when it starts gets really hot and the weather is all over the place. Hot and dry seems to be go with them.

Just use a good quality mix for all of them migraineur. See my thread on germinating Ephedra seeds if you want some tips.

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ethen, i would call your catha seedling a Ph f2.

it's a beauty, it looks semi red and semi narrowleaved to me, around 1/3 of those seedling turn out that way.

i will wait a little longer to plant out more catha seeds, but they even do, germinate with low temperatures, but it takes much longer.

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I'm going to be sowing some brugmansia, nicotiana tabacum, peganum harmala, 3 more hostilis seeds left, some more maidenii plus a HBWR vine or two .

Growing and caring for plants has become my favorite pastime/hobby/obsession.

Hey PH it is a beauty, what is the story behind f2? just a cross pollination of narrow and red?

Also is an ambient temperature of 18oC - 23oC alright for catha germination?, the lowest it may get to would be 10oC

Cheers guys,

Ethen

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the f1 had a vw mother and a nl father = planthelper

the f2 was open pollinated, the mother was a ph and the fathers are unknown (self pollination, and a red, vw and nl were close by). i would call all plants grown by the ph seeds ph f2.

i planted out loph seeds already, and once it's warmer try my hoodia and other cacti.

it's aswell a time wher you want to get your peres organized.

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yeah I have to sort my peres out :BANGHEAD2:

my peres cuts don't seem to be rooting as well as they do in summer heat, might need some rooting hormone.

I sowed most my loph and some A fissuratus seed at the start of this month, I am going to wait a little to sow some super pedro x j3 and Icaro seed.

got plenty of cactus cuts rooting in prop sand.

And thanks again for the info PH :)

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I'll be planting some Mimosa hostillis, Ipomoea violacea, some more HBWR, Rivea corymbosa and once it warms up a bit I'll have a go at growing Peganum harmala again.

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Hi guys,

I was thinking I would like to plant some:

trichocereas pachanio

trichocereas macrogonas

ipomea volacea

phalaris aquatica

desmanthus illnoensis

echinopsis peruviana KK2152

But the problem is I am no green thumb, yet (although I grew a mean tomato plant in high school) I assume the cacti are relatively easy to germinate and look after, correct me if I am wrong please, but would it be worth while doing all this at once or should I pace myself?

Just worried about seed shelf life.

I still need to google the right time for the non cacti.

any advice welcome, thanks

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Start with the cacti (assuming they are seed) as they will take the longest, make sure you check out the propogation methods around forums and search engines, as theu take the longest (a couple of months till you replant them) and require a bit of setting up. Then in one night boil your desmanth and put your MG in water to sit over night and plant in the next few days.

The Cacti are a long and patient process of trial and error until you find what works. Ipomoea will go crazy as long as yoou give them something to climb on and in my experience, desmanth seem to die around 1 inch tall but persistance is important.

Ive heard of someone who is starting/continuing some:

Tabernanthe orientalis

Tabernaemontana pandacaqui

Acacia maidenii

acacia cultiformis

acacia complanata

acacia floribunda

acacia acuminata

acacia longifolia

Acacia leichhardtii

desmanthus illinoensis

psychotria daphnoides

artemisia absinthium

mimosa pudica

Chillis

and maybe others

Such an exciting time of the year!!!!

Edited by Heffa

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Start with the cacti (assuming they are seed) as they will take the longest, make sure you check out the propogation methods around forums and search engines, as theu take the longest (a couple of months till you replant them) and require a bit of setting up. Then in one night boil your desmanth and put your MG in water to sit over night and plant in the next few days.

The Cacti are a long and patient process of trial and error until you find what works. Ipomoea will go crazy as long as yoou give them something to climb on and in my experience, desmanth seem to die around 1 inch tall but persistance is important.

Ive heard of someone who is starting/continuing some:

Tabernanthe orientalis

Tabernaemontana pandacaqui

Acacia maidenii

acacia cultiformis

acacia complanata

acacia floribunda

acacia acuminata

acacia longifolia

Acacia leichhardtii

desmanthus illinoensis

psychotria daphnoides

artemisia absinthium

mimosa pudica

Chillis

and maybe others

Such an exciting time of the year!!!!

Thanks Heffa, Ill take your advice.

One question you may be able to answer is would you bother with a heat mat?

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Not realy much point growing Rivea or HBWR in Perth unless you have a big greenhouse

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