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Re: Best Places people on this forum have found to buy Seeds or Perennials?
« Reply #140 on: September 03, 2010, 04:22:28 PM »
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Why don't you give your new pets names?  Maybe, Munchy, Crappy, Poopsalot, Kloraphyllis.

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I think they all three should be call Poopsalot.   :-D  I didn't name them, but if you want to, I will let you have the privilege.  ;D  When I clean the cage out, I will call them by name.

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« Reply #141 on: September 05, 2010, 07:59:02 AM »
In our area the weather was beautiful yesterday, so I was working outside most of the day.  I was taking some dead leaves off of the tomato plants.  I found this one Tomato Hornworm with wasp larvae on.  I also put him into another container, to see if the larvae will turn into wasps.  That poor little guy (the tomato hornworm), looks like he doesn’t have much longer to live.  Last evening I went out to my one shed to get something, after it was dark.  I have big flowers planted in the front of one part of that shed.  I was surprised to see what I think was a Hawkmoth.  I saw the flowers moving and thought, what the heck is going on with that.  This giant thing was buzzing in and out of the flowers.  It had a really big body and it tried to buzz bomb my head.  I screamed and ran into the house.  If it was a Hawkmoth’s, I never saw one of them before, but it sure was scary to me. That bugger can really move fast.  I will be on the lookout to see if I can see another one. 

Picture of the tomato hornworm with wasp larvae on it and picture of how big the one tomato hornworm is getting.

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« Reply #142 on: September 08, 2010, 06:16:50 AM »
These are two pictures how the two basil cuttings are forming roots and growing.  The first basil plant I cut with a scissors and just placed it in water.  That basil cutting formed roots on the bottom as can be seen in this post. http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,10535.msg108381.html#msg108381

The day I planted this basil cutting in potting soil, I just pinched a part of a basil plant off with my fingers.  That basil plant formed roots up farther on the stem as can be seen in this picture I took this morning.  I don’t know why when using different methods of doing a basil cutting, that the root’s form at different places, but I will watch and see if they both do well, when planted in soil.  Picture below of the first basil cutting, now in potting soil and placed outside.  Second picture of basil cutting I pinched off with my fingers.  I will soon be planting that outside also.

Ron (Ronzo) also said his basil cuttings formed roots at rely # 5 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,11792.msg109467.html#msg109467

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Re: Best Places people on this forum have found to buy Seeds or Perennials?
« Reply #143 on: September 08, 2010, 07:30:16 AM »
These are two pictures how the two basil cuttings are forming roots and growing.    Norma

How long did it take to form roots in water?

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« Reply #144 on: September 08, 2010, 07:34:39 AM »
How long did it take to form roots in water?

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Both cuttings took a little over a week. 

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« Reply #145 on: September 08, 2010, 08:58:11 AM »
cranky,

Both cuttings took a little over a week. 

Norma

This section inspired me to try the same thing. I had the exact same results, in about the same time frame.

Once Hermine decides to get the heck out of Texas and the sun comes out for a few days to dry it all up, I'll be planting my cuttings to see if they grow.
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« Reply #146 on: September 08, 2010, 09:44:23 AM »
This section inspired me to try the same thing. I had the exact same results, in about the same time frame.

Once Hermine decides to get the heck out of Texas and the sun comes out for a few days to dry it all up, I'll be planting my cuttings to see if they grow.

Ron,

It's good you had the same results as I did.  I guess Hemine is really giving you rain, by what I see on the weather channel.   :o  Hope your cuttings grow.  ;D

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« Reply #147 on: September 08, 2010, 12:04:14 PM »
Ron,

It's good you had the same results as I did.  I guess Hemine is really giving you rain, by what I see on the weather channel.   :o  Hope your cuttings grow.  ;D

Norma

The flooding is ridiculous... we've had over 15 inches of rain
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« Reply #148 on: September 08, 2010, 12:19:07 PM »
The flooding is ridiculous... we've had over 15 inches of rain

Ron,

That is a lot of rain!  Hope you stay safe and dry.   :)  I can only imagine how much flooding comes from all that rain.

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« Reply #149 on: September 08, 2010, 01:20:38 PM »
Ron,

That is a lot of rain!  Hope you stay safe and dry.   :)  I can only imagine how much flooding comes from all that rain.

Norma
This will give you an idea... if you pray, please do so for the folks down here affected by this mess.

http://galleries.statesman.com/gallery/tropical-storm-hermine-090710/#125011
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« Reply #150 on: September 08, 2010, 04:02:33 PM »
This will give you an idea... if you pray, please do so for the folks down here affected by this mess.

http://galleries.statesman.com/gallery/tropical-storm-hermine-090710/#125011

Ron,

Thanks for the photos, showing how your area is affected.  I do pray, and will pray for the folks that are affected from Hermine.

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« Reply #151 on: September 09, 2010, 10:28:27 PM »
Ron,

Thanks for the photos, showing how your area is affected.  I do pray, and will pray for the folks that are affected from Hermine.

Norma

Thank you - it has shut my business down.

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« Reply #152 on: September 09, 2010, 10:30:18 PM »
I was surprised to see what I think was a Hawkmoth.  I saw the flowers moving and thought, what the heck is going on with that.  This giant thing was buzzing in and out of the flowers.  It had a really big body and it tried to buzz bomb my head.  I screamed and ran into the house.  If it was a Hawkmoth’s, I never saw one of them before, but it sure was scary to me. That bugger can really move fast.  I will be on the lookout to see if I can see another one. 

Talk about ungrateful - first they eat your tomatoes then they turn into a hawkmoth and attack you!

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« Reply #153 on: September 09, 2010, 10:30:48 PM »
Thank you - it has shut my business down.

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Craig,

Sorry to hear that Hermine shut your business down.  I hope and pray it will recover.

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« Reply #154 on: September 09, 2010, 10:46:34 PM »
Planted those two basil clippings this morning since it finally stopped raining yesterday afternoon. We'll see how they do.
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« Reply #155 on: September 09, 2010, 10:47:00 PM »
Thank you - it has shut my business down.

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« Reply #156 on: September 09, 2010, 10:55:18 PM »
Talk about ungrateful - first they eat your tomatoes then they turn into a hawkmoth and attack you!

What's next?

Craig

Craig,

You posted what next.  :o  Well, just yesterday, the one Tomato Hornworm, (that was the second to the largest) developed larvae all over its body.  It is barely alive today.  The other one that had the larvae all over it, also has died.  The smallest one has developed a part cocoon.  The largest one is still alive and eating, but I now wonder if that one will also develop larvae on it’s body.  I am still going to keep the partly alive one in the container to see if the larvae with develop into wasps.  I have seen the Hawkmoth at different times when it is dark, but it is so quick, I can’t get a picture of the Hawkmoth.

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« Reply #157 on: September 09, 2010, 10:57:02 PM »
Planted those two basil clippings this morning since it finally stopped raining yesterday afternoon. We'll see how they do.

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Hope your two basil clippings do well.  :)  My one that is planted outside is growing.  I still didn't plant the other one outside.

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« Reply #158 on: September 10, 2010, 09:22:05 PM »
I almost feel sorry for the worms - crawling around with the wasp eggs inside them - they're dead and they don't even know it. Once the larve come out, it's lights out as you have seen.

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« Reply #159 on: September 10, 2010, 10:41:55 PM »
I almost feel sorry for the worms - crawling around with the wasp eggs inside them - they're dead and they don't even know it. Once the larve come out, it's lights out as you have seen.

Craig

Craig,

I almost feel sorry for the worms, too.  :(  I didn't realize it could take so long for the larvae to come out from the wasp eggs.  The one that just developed larvae went so fast.  He had looked so healthy the day before. The hornworm that had the larvae on it, when I picked it from the tomato plant is now all white now, so the larvae must still be feeding on what is left, if there is anything left.  The biggest hornworm still looks healthy and does really eat a lot.  He is in a separate container.

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