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Polly
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Posted: 2011-05-08 6:08 pm   Permalink

Wow really beautiful backyard!
I love your place.
Why I never saw this post before...
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-05-31 9:11 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-05-05 17:06, MadDogMike wrote:
I picked up a bamboo shoot at a local Asian market, it was in the produce section but I'm not sure exactly how you would eat it It was actually one of the smallest ones! It has some little dots/bumps around the base that look they would sprout into roots - will it grow if I plant it?






Well it's been 3 weeks since I planted my bamboo shoot and I gently pulled it up tonight to see rooting progress. I looked carefully and saw a little white root - then it moved! It wasn't a root at all but some sort of worm/maggot! . I guess that experiment didn't work out But it wasn't for lack of proper conditions - the piece of ginger root I planted at the same time is taking root.
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BackyardExotica
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Joined: Aug 31, 2011
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From: Pasadena, California
Posted: 2011-09-01 12:07 am   Permalink

I have a tropical gardening blog (Backyard Exotica) to document my own experiences 'tropicalifying' my Southern California apartment garden. (Yeah, I'm one of the lucky few apartment dwellers with a garden!) I'm not necessarily a tropical gardening expert, but I've been learning a lot as I go along and loving every minute of it. Here are a few before/after photos of my garden.

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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2011-09-01 10:44 am   Permalink

Liking it!

 
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mymotiki
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Posted: 2011-09-01 3:57 pm   Permalink

LOL Grog! You are such a busy Grog helping people out with their jungle yards. I just found some of that very stuff in a freezer, but it wasn't my freezer.
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-09-01 4:33 pm   Permalink

Welcome to Tiki Central Ron, great looking garden

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2011-09-01 4:52 pm   Permalink

My yard sucks...

 
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howlinowl
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From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 2011-09-02 07:58 am   Permalink

Cool yards. No pics of mine....I've just started planting stuff around. Bought a papaya from the store and harvested the seeds from it. Sprouted a bunch of them and now I have about 17 waist size papaya plants scattered around the yard. They grow fast and should start producing fruit after about 8 months. Bought 5 small finger banana sprouts from a guy in the neighborhood who has a yard full of them. Also sprouted an avocado pit and transplanted that in the yard, it's one of the large smooth skinned ones that they grow here in Florida...not the bumpy small skinned ones they grow in Cali. About 20 pineapple growing in a plot by the house, got 4 fruit off them last year, but only one this year.

Got an accidental watermelon plant....noticed it growing by the compost bin and just let it go. A seed must of gotten loose during composting and started growing. Got one melon on it.

We have a calimansi tree (what they call it in the Philippines, where my wife is from...think it's called a calamodin or something like that here), it's a few years old, but hasn't produced any fruit or flowers yet. Wife bought it from the local Filipino store, so it may have been started from seed and just not mature yet. May buy another from a nursery so we have one that produces.

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-09-02 10:18 am   Permalink

I had a papaya tree I planted last summer that was growing like a weed. We had an unusually cold winter that killed it in spite of my blankets and lightbulbs. I started to buy another one this spring and then I said "Wait a minute, I don't even LIKE papaya!" So I bought a fig instead
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2011-09-02 11:37 am   Permalink

Figs? Did you know that most of those crunchy things in fig newtons are actually parts of a wasp?

Nice.


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hiltiki
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Posted: 2011-09-02 1:03 pm   Permalink

Fig trees also have a very strong odor......

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2011-09-05 9:25 pm   Permalink




We have tones of White Ginger growing that smells way better than any mainland plumeria. The root is similar to ginger in the veggie section. I'm chicken to try/eat it though.
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BackyardExotica
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Posted: 2011-09-11 01:17 am   Permalink

Mmm, white ginger sounds really nice. I've got some sort of ginger plant that I recently started growing from a bulb that I purchased at the garden show at South Coast Plaza this past Spring. It's growing nicely but no flowers yet.

 
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BackyardExotica
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Posted: 2011-09-11 10:59 am   Permalink

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On 2011-09-01 16:52, hang10tiki wrote:
My yard sucks...



Just throw a few banana and alocasia plants back there and they'll soon take over.
Your climate is ideal.


 
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tikicoma
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2011-09-15 10:54 pm   Permalink

From the tropics of Tacoma, O.K. so the last three summers have been colder than normal and the last three winters have been freakish, but I'm still trying to grow my own paradise. Excuse the puny bananas we've had no heat. (and my over numerous pics)



don't know the name of this ginger but it's bloomed every year for the last 12 years.


















new garden area with pindo palms




aloha, tikicoma

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