Planting

If anybody has WORKING tips on how to plant successful plants, help would be appreciated... especially lettuce. Found this video on how to plant lettuce...

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planting

Hi what kind of herbs/seeds can i plant in a recycled plastic bottle?

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Fluorescent Plants

Recently I presented a science teacher in my school, Mr. Zhang with the idea of growing plants with tonic water which contains quinine to see if they would glow under a black light. Today we saw that these bean sprouts had defused and taken in the tonic water, as a result the bean sprouts were fluorescent under the black light. I first chose the mung bean / bean sprout because I know that bean sprouts are translucent and it would be easier to see the glow, but now I want to find out if the seed will take in the quinine, and if so would the quinine be in the flesh of the plant at all. Another test that Mr. Zhang and I were considering was to use a tonic water in a hydroponic system to see if the plants utilize the quinine. Dr. Paul Williams suggested that I grow fastplants in the dark, because their stem is translucent is grown in the dark. (Mr. Zhang knew him from a workshop he did involving fastplants) I'll be updating this as I continue the study, I'll start growing very soon, as soon as I order the supplies that are necessary. The picture below, is of two mung beans, the one on the left took in the quinine, and the one of the right is normal.

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Identifiying a plant

Does anyone know what type of plant this is?

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Biogas plant?

I Want to make small home biogas plant . Here so many biogas plant available but my wish to make small one 

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What plant is this? Answered

It has soft, fuzzy leaves.

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tomato plants?

I have planted my tomato plants outside in my garden. The low tempts have been 40-45ï20First few days were OK, now they are getting yellow leaves and looking bad. What is the cause for this and can I recover?

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What is this plant?

My mum asked me to find out for her what this plant is. Any ideas anyone? We presume it's from one of the seeds that's fallen out of the bird feeder. She let it grow so she could find out what it is. If it helps, she lives in the SE of England. Thanks.

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Robotic Planting

Peter Sands shows off his latest arduino-based creation over at adafruit industries. The giant robot creates a garden, plants seeds, waters them and lovingly tends to it. Check out the sweet video!via: Hack-A-Day

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genetic modified plant?

My 12 year old daughter needs to do a genetic modified plant or coss breeding of plants can you help

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poisonous plants in montana? Answered

What are any poisonous plants in montana? (preferably ones that will knock someone out) I am trying to write a western and the hero needs to knock out (or give them really awful stomach cramps) also they need to be able to be found in the wild, and please insert a pic or a link to pic (if possible)

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Artificial plant light??

So I am trying to crate artificial light for plants at night. I would like to have an IC that can switch during a certain number of hours at night. I want the IC to turn on around lets say 1900 with red leds and a few hours later blue leds come on. I also what to put a LDR on it that way it turns off in the moring when the sun rises. I have looked on here and couldn't find anything with an ic that can do that any suggestions would be much appreciated

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Flowering plant identification

I live in Chicago, IL and have a plant in my garden that I can't identify.  It is a  perennial.  The leaves are smoke-green and look a bit like marijuana leaves.  The plant drapes over and is covered in single yellow blooms that close up at night time and reopen each day.  Each flower has five flat heart shaped petals.  There is no odor to either the plant or the flower.  I will try to attach pictures to help with identification.  Thanks!

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Toxin-Targeting Plants

Plants in your home can do much more than make a room aesthetically pleasing. Certain plants can minimize or neutralize the damage of three of the most common household toxins: trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene. This chart from Good Magazine shows you which plants you can use to turn your house into a floral, detoxed home.Link

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What Flower plant is this?

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How to reroot a plant??

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hanging tomato plants?

This is my first attempt at hanging plants. my question is will the plants eventialy hand down or will they continue to grow up. thanks.

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ELECTROPLATING STICKER PLANT

My self Mriganka Bhuasan Debnath, from Kolkata, India. I want to setup a electroplating adhesive  sticker plant. Some one help me to setup this type of plant. this is a youtube video link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQxXpytaFjU THANKS MRIGANKA BHUSAN DEBNATH mail : debnathmriganka2010@gmail.com Mob :+919933144910

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oxygen percentage in plants

How much percentage of oxygen a plant produce in one day ? my project is here https://www.instructables.com/id/recyclereuse-gardening/

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oxygen percentage in plants

How much percentage of oxygen a plant produce in one day ? my project is here https://www.instructables.com/id/recyclereuse-gardening/

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Repotting flower plants

I tried repotting flowers from one pot to another but they die.  I am doing something wrong. How can I repot flower plants from one pot to another.  What soils and other items do I need and is there a certain size flower pot I have to repot them in or does it depend on how big I want the flower to grow.  I want to put these flower(s) plants on my patio.  Sometimes during the day my patio has a lot of sun and other times it does not.  What is the best flower plant(s) for this. What is the best way to take care of a repotted flower plant.

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Plant Electricity Generator?!

OK. this is gonna sound very crazy. i remember learning this thing about photosynthesis. there are electron acceptors and donors. during photosynthesis, the electrons are passed on and on. it's like redox reaction. or perhaps it is redox reaction. anyway i came up with a crazy idea of generating electricity from plants. there just might not be enough electrons to do the "work" (to get at least 5V? impossible.). batteries have the + and - terminal. plants have electron acceptors and donors. crazy, eh? what do y'all think?

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How to plant fruits?

I have a place, which I want to convert to a garden. My home is two story, so I'm gonna use this second story balcony for my garden. As I'm a beginner at gardening, I don't know where to start. I plan to plant fruits here, and I prefer starting from seeds. What fruits are suitable for my place, which is a tropical place? I live in Batam, Indonesia and Batam is just 10 degrees north from the equator. Can I plant strawberries? Please help me.

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Space power plant

International project. Space station. Geostationary earth orbit. Solar energy flow. Microwave oven generator of big power. Transfer to Earth of energy in the form of a beam (microwave oven beam, microwave oven energy). Geographical point for reception of a beam - the desert. On Earth of the microwave oven energy will be transformed to electric energy. It is offered to discuss this project!

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Name that Plant! I sure can't! :) Answered

I purchased this plant 3 years ago in Ohio at a Kmart and brought it home to Georgia as a souvenir. I try to save the nametags but this one apparently disappeared and I can't recall what type of plant it is! It doesn't flower and seemed to spread a little but hasn't really done so in a while. It is a perennial and stays green for the most part and doesn't tend to die out and return each year. Any clue? Thanks so much! (I had attached a picture and sure didn't know that it didn't appear!)

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can a halogen light bulbkeep plants alive indoors? Answered

Like this one http://www.petco.com/product/4969/Zoo-Med-Repti-Basking-Spot-Lamps.aspx?CoreCat=RepAmpFC_Heating

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Good Plants to Grow in a Dorm (1 Gal Container Limit)

What are some good plants to grow in a dorm room? I am limiting the container sizes to about 1.5 gallons (About 6.825 liters). Preferably something that would bear fruits or something. No herbs because I can't do any cooking anyway. East facing window. I've though of -Cherry tomatoes (A bit too big) -Strawberries -Black Pepper?

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Do These Plants Need Stakes? Answered

Firstly, when I say "stakes" I mean a giant setup made out of 2 stakes and chickwire, extremely good for climbing (in brilliant Australian sub-tropical, metal in full sunlight still can't burn plants). Tomatoes Kidney beans Black-eyed peas Soy beans Adzuki beans Watermelon Mung beans Sweet corn Pumpkin Cucumber Zucchini

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Things a plant would say...

I'm working on something fun...  We'll leave it at that for now. I need a nice, long list of things a plant would say to a human.  Humor and biology geekiness are welcome!  Patches to folks who come up with the most phrases or the best phrases.  Keep it PG though, ok? Here are some examples: "I think you should become a meatatarian" "So when are you going to evolve and run on sunshine, like I do?" "Gahhh!  Aphids!  Get 'em off!  Get 'em off!" "I'm thirsty.  Water Me!" "Audrey II is my hero." "No worries, baby - I'm organic!" "When you belch it's like a breath of fresh air." "My pistol is useless against insects!" "If you kill me, I think you should try a rock garden next."

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need help with identifying a plant

Can anyone tell me what this plant is?

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Can somebody identify this plant?

This plant popped up about 18 months ago or so...its approx. 24" tall. With berries!

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need help identifying a plant

My mother recently received a plant that she could not identify if anyone can help out in finding out what kind of plant this is  thank you, fidgety 2

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Two diffrent avacados plants ?

I planted two hass avacodo seeds and they both look  diffrent,Can anybody tell me what the other one is?     

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Educational Planting Project for Children

Would anyone have a quick planting project for children that I would able to use at a Green Fair that is coming up?  Thanks!

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Is it safe to plant in plastic bottles ?

Although i havve a garden at my house, i would like to make a mini garden on my balcony and i was wondering if it was possible to plant in a plstic bottle..

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Plant medium for hydro-ponics?

Good day,  I would like to know what the medium is called that you "plant" the plants in when using a hydro-ponic system, and where can I buy it in SA?

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What dissolves plant matter? Answered

Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I do a lot of demo's for my family's kids to show how stuff works - it seems to work as they remember a lot, and they ask for more. I want to show how tough plant life is, and I have a range of acids to show how plants do not dissolve easily (to do with the cellulose) - does anyone know what would dissolve plant matter, please? Many thanks.

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proper Ginger beer plant?

Any kind person prepared to send me a small original  ginger beer plant. I'm in the UK and will meet any cost involved.

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Biofuel Solar Power Plant

PG&E; has a signed a deal with a Portuguese firm that is building a hybrid biofuel solar power plant in the Central Valley area of California. The plant will combine solar power with agricultural waste to produce energy--a very enterprising solution to get energy from an abundant, eco-friendly source.Link

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What dissolves plant matter? Answered

Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I do a lot of demo's for my family's kids to show how stuff works - it seems to work as they remember a lot, and they ask for more. I want to show how tough plant life is, and I have a range of acids to show how plants do not dissolve easily (to do with the cellulose) - does anyone know what would dissolve plant matter, please? Many thanks.

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Question on plant cell life?

Hey, As someone who wants to try micropropagation I would like to know how long plant cells can live when cut from the main tissue that they're found? And if the liquid that they're suspended in and the nutrients really make the difference can I be advised as to what solution to make up for transport? Any help would be great, Thanks, Tom

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Can somebody identify this plant?

I bought this plant a couple of weeks ago in the houseplant section of my local garden centre. It came with a label that I soon found to be completely wrong (It's certainly not a cactus) and now I have no idea how to look after it. At first it grew very quickly and then slowed down dramatically, so I fear that it isn’t getting the right care. It has long, smooth, chunky leaves (Though I’m not sure you would call them leaves) and a pale green stem. At first most of the plant was covered with a kind of hydrophobic white powder that has since worn off. If someone could provide the name of this plant that would be perfect, thanks a lot!

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Do Plants Such as Vegtables count?

Do the entries have to be flowers or can we also submit helpful Instructables on how to grow richer and better tasting fruits or vegetables?

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Is it possible to grow a plant in a bottle? Answered

I just got a great idea that I would like to try. I tried searching the web for similar ideas, but found nothing. So, I have decided to try it and post an instructable. My idea is to insert some garden soil into a 1.5 liter plastic bottle then drop in a seed and cover it lightly with some more soil. Then, I will punch a few holes in the bottle cap and screw it on. Will the seed germinate and grow? Thanks.

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Grow a plant in my locker?

Currently, this is an idea, and i am simply expanding on it. I had this great idea, mostly as a joke, why not grow a plant in a spare locker? I am currently a high school student that goes to a small school, and have way too much time on my hands. As i was looking at the empty lockers we have from students who left, or even just spares, an idea hit me. Why not put one of these lockers to good use? Why not put a plant inside of it, that can sustain most if not all of itself? Have a gallon of water in there, along with an arduino and a moisture sensor, that would end up watering the plant. I would also have an artificial light source to provide light, preferably LED. The hardest bit is the power. All of this would run off of either a SLA battery or two, or maybe a drill battery. I could swap the battery once every day, which means it would need to go for 24 hours without stopping. That, and the weekends, which would be three full days. I first thought about mushrooms, or other dark growing plants, but i find that boring, lacking a challenge. besides doing this just for jokes, i have also wanted to try out the idea of growing a plant fully indoors without the use of natural sunlight. I have never done this, so please feel free to bombard me with recommendations. Again, this is only an idea. I can only assume it's possible. Also, recommendations on parts and methods would be sweet. Some type of light that can be powered on 12-24v, and run off of a SLA or maybe even a lawnmower battery for minimum of 3 days. Also, plant. I was thinking a tomato plant? Some species that doesn't grow taller than 2.5ft? Anyway, that's the idea. If you guys could help with ideas, provide recommendations, or point me in the correct direction, that'd be sweet. Last note, i would like to keep this cheap. I am not going for some extreme garden or anything. Just a single plant, in a semi-self sustaining locker.

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Indoor LED plant lights

I am new to posting in the forums, and actually am not even sure if this is being posted in the right area. My name is Ryan, and I need some help. I have been growing spices/herbs for my own recipes for a couple years, and have always used artificial lights. I use a whole wack of those spiral florescent lights (The 23watt ones to replace a 100watt light bulb), and it works alright. I now want to create a panel of LED's so that I can increase my lumen count, and therefore increase the rate of growth. I need help with how to use resistors to get the power to what a 50 LED panel would need. LED: wattage: 1 watt Forward Voltage : 2.1V~2.3V Forward Current: 300mA. ATX Power Supply: Wattage: 250 Normal 120 volt Canadian power I want to make a panel that has 50 1watt LED's in it, power it from a modified 250watt ATX power supply, and if possible, power more than one from a single PSU (Power Supply Unit) (Something like a quick connector setup, have all resistors panel side, and have cords running to the PSU where it uses quick connectors) I want to use the PSU because I have three at my disposal. I was thinking that it would only need 50 watts or something, and I could wire it in series, however I don't know what resistors to use, or where to use them, to make the power work for the LED's. I can wire thing together, solder, and have a basic understanding of circuitry (Like power flows this direction, and this will do that...... don't know numbers)

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How does infrared light affect plants?

Specifically tomatoes.

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