adventures in avocado propagation IV

May 21st, 2018 Look how wild that one is getting! I’m a little grossed out by how… meaty(??), for lack of a better word, it is on the inside. At this time it seems to be the only one growing all that extra stuff. May 26th, 2018 Look at all that growth! I’m super impressed

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plant pressing tips

Around eight years ago I became interested in pressing plants. My love for the hobby has a sort of natural ebb and flow that’s fairly dependant on the season. Winter, obviously, isn’t a great time to find specimens. As soon as spring comes around each year I fall right back into old habits. Picking and

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adventures in avocado propagation III

I’m back with another avocado pit update today! Since the beginning of 2018 I’ve been experimenting with growing avocado pits. This whole process is less about growing a tree, and more about watching something grow. Growing things is so rewarding and with avocado pits it’s super easy – just add toothpicks, place in water and

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adventures in avocado propagation – an update

Since the beginning of this year I’ve been patiently experimenting with growing avocado pits. It’s an extremely slow going adventure but one I’ve become completely enthralled with. I check on my pits multiple times a day (seriously, I can’t help it) and celebrate even the smallest bit of growth and change. It’s been since mid-March

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grow light review

In 2016, I reached peak plant lady status. With an outdoor space all to myself for the first time since moving to the city, I went wild with plants. I learned to propagate, and my plant count was through the roof. Then in the time between learning about my new apartment and finally moving in

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10 things making me smile

Professor who, for some reason, thinks between the fan and the screen is an appropriate place to take a nap.  This is the beast being awoken from his nap. giant colorful snails invading the city. You can find more photos of them here. this out of control plant. providing Squid with the best cat bed

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on my deck – late july 2016

It’s been about a month since my last plant update. See here. Without the photos to compare I don’t think I would realize just how much everything has grown! To be honest, I’ve kind of been ignoring them again. They get watered fairly regularly but for the most part I’ve just been letting them do

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