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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 Is it practical to breed new cultivars at home?
Regarding "Large trees like apples would be difficult to come up with an improvement over other varieties" presumably because it takes so long to propagate and grow to be big enough to produce fruit?
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accepted What is the problem/disease that causes bobbly peach tree leaves?
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comment Why does my holiday cactus have a three cornered stem segment?
@jmusser Thanks for the photo, but I still don't really understand the question. What would you be expecting? Ambo100's link to a botantcal drawing doesn't really help.
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comment What are the benefits of veg / fruit plants with grafted rootstocks?
Sorry, you're right. All Granny Smiths are clones so have to be grafted (or in the future grown in a lab!)
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comment What are the benefits of veg / fruit plants with grafted rootstocks?
I'm pretty sure that Granny Smiths are one of the few apples that you would grow straight from a pip as it's also a strong rootstock. Our apple trees are either straight Granny Smiths or grafts on to Granny Smith rootstock.
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comment Why does the water in my rain barrel evaporate quickly?
No it's not normal to lose so much water that way, even in extreme heat, especially given they have coverings.
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comment Is the “Paris Market” carrot a good variety for clay-rich soil?
+1 For all the rotation wisdom.
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comment Why does my holiday cactus have a three cornered stem segment?
What does a three cornered stem segment look like? Could you add a picture?