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greenman62

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Mamey back from the dead + a leech
« on: September 16, 2017, 05:18:28 PM »
I am in New Orleans
and grew a Mamey from seed about 4 years ago.
it was looking pretty nice last fall.
We had 1 day in January that was colder than normal
and i thought it had bit the dust.
I was waiting to use the container for something else
so, i hadnt removed the dead plant yet.

In the beginning of September, i finally was going to tackle the chore.
and ... WTF ?
it was coming back !

By the way, has anyone ever seen a leech in their yard ?
Is this a vector for disease ?



Leech i found in my backyard


Leech 


Mamey yesterday


Mamey first week of Sept 2017


Mamey in Nov 2016


My Naranjilla
 (never had the fruit before)




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Re: Mamey back from the dead + a leech
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 07:31:59 PM »
plants can be resilient. that leech though....get it outta here!

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Re: Mamey back from the dead + a leech
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 12:11:25 AM »
That's not a leech, I think it's called a New Guinea flatworm

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Re: Mamey back from the dead + a leech
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 05:18:56 PM »
so someone from Dept of Ag in Louisiana told me
 it lacks the dorsal striping and shape for  New Guinea flatworm
but they think it is a flatworm, not a leech.

anyway, i might be washing my fruit from now on.
its just a lot of trouble.
2 to 3 times a day i walk outside to see if there is anything edible
and eat it on the spot.

 

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