Monday, May 1, 2017

Slum House and Plant Problems

A new family is coming to town, well on PBS anyway. They live in Slum House circa 1860 London. It starts tomorrow, May 2nd at 8 Eastern/7 Central. I am kind of excited. I have no idea how long it will last, but I'm giving you a 'heads up' anyway. I hope you'll join me! The trailers look very interesting.

Tiny Tim is a cripple of sorts, it was showing such promise, but I am beginning to think it was an ill-fated venture. I gave it everything I could to stop the progress of the death of the leaves. Something is wrong. I used the Dawn solution originally, then I went to mite/etc killer, and have progressed to mold/etc killer - all natural, of course. I see the beginnings of flower buds, although I believe it is wasted energy on the part of the plant. Doing some amputation on it now, but think it's hopeless.



 The squash, however, is outgrowing the planter and will have to be moved soon and I hope it will survive that.
 The mint is doing very well, too, and the lavender is soldiering on.

Happy May Day to you all! Here, it looks like summer is in full swing, all the trees are fully dressed in their various shades of green.

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  1. Sorry for the plant, which isn't going to make it. Hooray for those, which will.

    Our daughter just set us up, with Netflix. So I think I'm going to be marathon-watching Brit mysteries. :-))))

    Hope you enjoy this program.

    Our May Day is cool, and some things are blossoming... But all our trees, are not all-bloomed-out yet.

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    1. Oh, wish I had enough bandwidth to get netflix. I would never get anything done at all though. :-)

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  2. "But all our trees, are not all-bloomed-out yet. "

    Ugh...

    Should have said; "But not all, our trees, are all-bloomed-out yet."

    There, that's better! ,-)

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    1. LOL! Not to worry, I knew what you meant. :-)

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  3. The squash will definitely be needing to move as it will take over, I too am guilty of nursing a plant that I know is dying all the way down to the last shriveled brown leaf, but you never know it may come back....

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  4. Thanks for the thumbs up on the new PBS show. That sounds promising and I'll be tuning in.

    Are you using anything on your plants like Miracle-Grow or a starter?

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    1. I use Miracle grow potting soil, can't add any more fertilizer. :-)

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  5. Cut Tim back and don't give anymore food. Let what energy he has go into making the fruit
    Sometimes too much food just makes them grow too big without much gusto if ya know what I mean
    Good job on the others

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    1. I just pot them with that potting soil - I don't add Miracle Grow food for the first two or three months. :-)

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  6. Hope all your plants make it. My one tomato plant is growing but not making any tomatoes. Some of my flowers are doing good and some are dying.

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    1. I wish I didn't take the lives of my plants so seriously ...
      Good luck with yours!

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  7. I have to agree with your comment above about taking the lives of our plants so seriously. I do too, so I know how you're feeling - And it's not always easy to admit defeat and "call it." I hope you don't have too, and I hope the tender little seedlings continue to grow!

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  8. I only have one plant. I feel like I can barely take care of the dogs and myself, so I have let the plants go for now. Still, if you have them, you might as well take them seriously.

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    1. Seems, I have no choice. I'm committed. (Or need to be, ha ha!) :-)

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  9. Thanks for the tip about Victorian Slum House. I saw it tonight and I'm hooked on the series. I did think it would be more like a drama than a history docu-drama but it's interesting.

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    1. This one is similar to 1900 House, did you see that one? I love this stuff. :-)

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  10. Move the squash as soon as you can, the larger the plant the less well it survives moving. I would have moved it at half that size. When moving it, water in with Seasol to help it recover from transplant shock.
    Hope the tomato survives, it might do better with the squash out of the way.

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    1. I plan on it - I need DH to help me prep the ground for it and he is otherwise occupied. What is Seasol?

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    2. Seasol is liquid fertiliser which must be shaken and diluted for use. I don't have any right now, so I can't list the ingredients, bu I don't think there are many, it's basically seaweed extract and other goodness from the ocean. I have a similar product right now, called Maxicrop and that is also Seaweed plant food concentrate.
      I've also successfully used Dynamic Lifter, which is a dried and pelleted form of chicken manure, just throw a few pellets around on your garden, then water it in so the neighbours don't complain about the smell. For seedlings, I put a half a cup of pellets in the toe of an old stocking and soak it in a bucket of water for a couple of days, then use the resulting tea to water seedlings. But not every day. Weekly or fortnightly is enough. Or even monthly. If the plants are a bit weak, dilute it more until they strengthen.

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