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This group is for the Mythical Beasts with a green thumb. If you love plants this is the group for you! My name is Casey and I have some of the most exotic plants growing in the Midwest USA. I will share my secrets and look forward to seeing your garden!

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OMG I'm such a noob! :b

Started by Agatha Mitchell. Last reply by Lora (nerdysphinx) Apr 18, 2015. 2 Replies

Hey guys! I just joined. It's just... well, I love the show, and I finally did it- I signed up as a "mythical beast". I'm a bit confused about something, and I want some help- HOW DO YOU GET A…Continue

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Comment by Karen Pfeiffer on January 14, 2019 at 6:35pm

Hi guys! Can't wait to see what you are growing this year.

Comment by Lora (nerdysphinx) on April 18, 2015 at 10:46pm
Hi! I need help from any people out there that know how to deal with this! A sapsucker woodpecker and some kind of beetle are attacking our pine trees! I don't know what to do! Please offer some remedies to this! Thanks!
Comment by Hawt The Ponicorn on April 3, 2015 at 4:28pm

Hi! Lol

Comment by Bear lover 123456 ( dana ) on April 3, 2015 at 3:47pm
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Comment by Hawt The Ponicorn on June 14, 2014 at 12:02pm

I am excited. Yesterday my Theobroma Cacao trees were delivered and today I am noticing something very Mythical about some of the plants in my garden!
Last month I potted a number of my plants and ended up running low on soil. Noticing that I wouldnt have enough to finish I decided to take the last few pots and fill them halfway with fresh mulch then top them with soil.
I didn't think it would make a big difference because the plants were moderately small. In the midst of this I potted one of my Passion fruit vines separately so that I can gift it later. This morning I noticed that the plants with mulch in the pot base... were actually doing far better then the one I potted separately! Other then the mulch nothing was different. In fact the mulch was helping the other plants but not for the reasons you assume!

Plant growth is determined by the root system!
A plant grows a short root system then shoots up and out of the ground. It grows more roots then grows taller and the plant will continue this its entire life until its mature.
Water isn't necessarily the prime factor of plant growth!
In fact plants grow roots to search for water.
You dont want to keep your soil heavy and damp because the roots only take in water and it takes twice as long to grow.

Mulching the bottom of your pots provides the soil with extra drying. Not so much that it will dry out it just pulls the moisture down. And you want this because the plants will grow root systems faster this way.
I find that I water my plants once a day and the plants without mulch dont need it but the plants with mulch can use it.

 

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