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I'm an Australian software engineer and tweet as lisa dp. Some plants I'm cultivating now... and being a geek figuring out the family cultivation commonalities between...

  • Alismatales - Araceae: peace lilies
  • Apiales - Apiaceae: carrots, celery, coriander, parsley; Araliaceae: Japanese aralias; Pittosporaceae: pittosporum screener
  • Arecales - Arecaceae: cane palms
  • Asparagales - Amaryllidaceae: onions, spring onions and other alliums; Xanthorrhoeaceae: aloe vera
  • Asterales - Asteraceae: lettuces, dahlias, gazanias, common daisies, sea daisies; Goodeniaceae: fan flower
  • Caryophyllales - Amaranthaceae: beetroots, chard; Nyctaginaceae: bougainvillea; Polygonaceae: rhubarb
  • Brassicales - Brassicaceae: rockets, cauliflowers, mustards and other brassicas
  • Cucurbitales - Cucurbitaceae: cucumbers, zucchinis, pumpkins
  • Fabales - Fabaceae: navy beans, happy wanderer
  • Lamiales - Lamiaceae: mint, basil, catnip, rosemary, lavender; Scrophulariaceae: creeping boobialla (in lieu of lawn)
  • Rosales - Moraceae: figs, ornamental ficuses; Rosaceae: apricots, nectarines, apples, standard roses
  • Poales - Poaceae: sweetcorn
  • Sapindales - Rutaceae: limes, boronia
  • Solanales - Solanaceae: tomatoes, capsicums, potatoes, tabasco chilis, bird's eye chilis, Brunfelsia latifolia
  • Vitales - Vitaceae: red grapes

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comment What can I grow in a sealed office environment with no natural light or airflow?
Thanks it's a good point if we choose several of the above suggestions.
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comment What can I grow in a sealed office environment with no natural light or airflow?
While, it appears that Selaginella lepidophylla is good at surviving in low light, it sounds like it won't come out of its "plant hibernation" state without serious light and some water, making it an unlikely candidate for success in any office because we want to see and enjoy foliage.
Apr
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comment What can I grow in a sealed office environment with no natural light or airflow?
Based on the information in the links, only Philodendrons and Aspidistras could happily survive such low light. Certainly, I know from sad experience that peace lillies (spathiphyllum) will go yellow and wither.
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comment What can I grow in a sealed office environment with no natural light or airflow?
We are probably allowed to bring in the lamps but it would be the taxpayer paying for the electricity in this case so a bit of an extravagance. Also, a hassle. If some plants can survive without additional light and with perhaps just a biannual excursion outdoors then we'd rather choose those than hassle about with grow lamps.
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revised How should mustard seeds be collected?
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Mar
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comment Can I harvest vegetable seeds and store for the next year?
I also feel I should point out that the natural alteration (i.e mutation) of DNA is what gives us the sheer variety of plants we already have through entirely natural processes. The tree of life is not immutable and the misunderstanding that it is will stymie efforts to understand and effect plant propagation in your garden.
Mar
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comment Can I harvest vegetable seeds and store for the next year?
Sorry but this is not good advice. Growing from seeds is an excellent idea in general. If you are worried about GM crops then don't collect your seeds from a GM vegetable or fruit or grain.
Mar
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comment How should I build a raised garden bed?
+1 for the point about the arsenic treatment leeching into soil.
Mar
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Mar
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comment How do I care for potted apple seedlings over the winter?
Those are beautiful seedlings, but remember that all established apple cultivars are clones (typically grafts). I would recommend using these two apples as rootstocks and purchasing (or pinching) grafts from known cultivars to grow actual fruit. You could then graft these on when the saplings are big enough.
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answered Do homemade paper pots for seedlings really work well?