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Mar
10
comment How to differentiate Tumeric from Lesser Galangal without digging it up?
You are right on the taxonomy, for some reason I thought tumeric was in alpina, along with a bunch of other things with ginger in their common name... Well I guess I don't have any experience with lesser gangal, I some with greater gangal from thai cooking, and tumeric from Indian cooking (purchased from the south East Asian store though.) I did get tumeric to sort of grow, but the Great Basin isn't really the place for it. Well I guess good luck...
Mar
10
comment How to differentiate Tumeric from Lesser Galangal without digging it up?
How about smell, how do the leaves smell if you crush them?
Mar
10
comment How to differentiate Tumeric from Lesser Galangal without digging it up?
More than same family, at least tumeric and gangal are in the same genus. I am not sure what the binomial for what I call ginger is.
Mar
10
comment How to differentiate Tumeric from Lesser Galangal without digging it up?
Well I guess it depends on which ginger, as they are all 3 gingers.
Mar
10
answered How to grow Rosemary indoors over the winter?
Mar
10
comment How to differentiate Tumeric from Lesser Galangal without digging it up?
Yeah I have only seen them in pictures, but I think the gangal does have broader leaves... At least you didn't plant ginger too, right?
Mar
10
answered Chainsaw 18" that actually starts
Mar
9
comment What is the name of this fat-stemmed plant?
I think it may be in Araliaceae
Mar
9
comment What is the name of this fat-stemmed plant?
@kevinsky the leaves look very ficus... But the flowers look wrong to me.
Mar
9
comment How to propagate Norfolk Island pine and asparagus fern ?
funny you would pick these 2 plants, one very easy, one very difficult to propagate vegitatively.
Mar
9
comment How to propagate Norfolk Island pine and asparagus fern ?
I would like to add that rooting gymnosperms just doesn't usually work.
Mar
9
comment what is this plant which has leaves like flower?
What distinction are you using to differentiate between a cabbage that doesn't form a head and kale? It is from the same species.
Mar
8
answered What are some hardy trees with medicinal properties?
Mar
8
comment what is this plant which has leaves like flower?
i don't think conclusive identification could be made if it was in flower... as you would be trying to id it vs another member of its own species... it is a cabbage or a kale... I vote kale, but it is just sematics... if it had a thick stem it would be kohlrabi etc.
Mar
7
comment Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa) grows again and again, how do I stop it?
I wouldn't ever release copper into the environment, but I don't what what is legal where you live.
Mar
7
comment Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa) grows again and again, how do I stop it?
don't use any copper ion if it can possibly get into any kind of water table downstream, it is extremely toxic to algae and aquatic plants.
Mar
7
comment Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa) grows again and again, how do I stop it?
That is terpentene, and no. I mean tarpaulin, which is like a waterproof sheet woven out of some sort of plastic.
Mar
7
answered Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa) grows again and again, how do I stop it?
Mar
5
comment “Saving” an unattended yard?
If you are patient, you could just seed, it may be a somewhat iterative process. In the spring get it up to 85% then this fall reseed to get it completely filled in.
Feb
25
comment How should I transfer swamp oak seedlings from pot to ground?
what portion of your 3 plants are in 6 different pots?