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Talking to your plants
« on: December 31, 2021, 10:48:59 AM »
Do you talk to your plants?
Do you believe in that kind of nurturing?
Are you crazy? LOL.
Can you tell Iím bored for conversation?

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Re: Talking to your plants
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2021, 11:14:32 AM »
I have been known to mumble at my plants when they are reluctant to grow properly or bloom.

I had a friend who was an excellent orchid grower and when she had a plant that would not bloom she would write 'OMY' on the plant's label, which stood for 'one more year'. Anyway, she would tell that non-blooming orchid, "I've watered you, fertilized you and repotted you, so I'm giving you one more year and if you don't bloom it's into the garbage with you!"

I suspect I picked up talking to my plants from her.

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Re: Talking to your plants
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2021, 02:20:20 PM »
I have been known to threating one or two with the machete unless they fruit and they fruited the very next year :)
No kidding.

It is not crazy talking to plants, expecting them to answer you, now that is a little whacked :)

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Re: Talking to your plants
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2021, 03:01:26 PM »
I have been known to threating one or two with the machete unless they fruit and they fruited the very next year :)
No kidding.

It is not crazy talking to plants, expecting them to answer you, now that is a little whacked :)

I've gone as far as whizzing my chainsaw beside my jaboticaba. It fruited the year after as well!

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Re: Talking to your plants
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2021, 04:16:27 PM »
I used to think you were supposed to talk to your plants because they could hear your voice. Then I was told it was because you exhaled carbon dioxide, which they feed on.

Yes, I talk to them.

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Re: Talking to your plants
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2021, 04:32:49 PM »
WoW, fliptop. You are so right. That didnít dawn on me. Carbon Monoxide. Iíll do a little extra talking know.

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Re: Talking to your plants
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2021, 04:54:18 PM »
You should tell them they're beautiful.  They love that.
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Re: Talking to your plants
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2022, 07:54:10 PM »
Nothing wrong with a bit of biophilia. Even if in disparity of fruitlessness.
Many times I have thought of a fruitless tree and shortly after at the next visit there's fruit or flower on it. Many times this is also not the case, I guess I like to remember when it works :D
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