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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's the best mulch material for a vegetable garden?
@nicholas-a-evens Disagree that "no mulch" is the best mulch in a vege garden. Mulching is very useful in really hot areas during the height of summer in particular because it stops the water in the top few cm from evaporating as fast or at all.
Jan
19
answered What's the best mulch material for a vegetable garden?
Jan
19
comment What is this discolouration of the skin of my pepper?
Agree with yoda. Black is the transitional colour between green and red for most of my plants in the capsicum genus. If you want green peppers, pick now. If you want red ones then wait til they turn red.
Jan
19
comment How can a green leaved canna's flower color be found when not in bloom?
Theory #2: Luck (and great odds on yellow). If you look at the helpfully illustrated Wikipedia page on Canna lily cultivars, the majority (i.e. easily more than 50%) of the flowers could be described as "yellow".
Jan
18
comment How can a green leaved canna's flower color be found when not in bloom?
The genetic traits that make a yellow flower will have other super subtle effects on the plant. Perhaps, the ratio of stem thickness to leaf, or leaf colour tinge. There is no doubt humans have a largely untapped ability (in modern times anyway) to see these subtle differences, sometimes subconsciously. It's due to taking the information in subconsciously that it seems only 'probable' not definite that the flowers would be yellow. So I think @JoeHobbit is right. It's simply experience.
Jan
18
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18
comment What is this large leafed plant?
Any explanation for why Eric Nitardy's response that the "plant is not a canna lily" is wrong and this answer is right? This doesn't seem sorted out to me yet.
Jan
18
accepted Is it practical to breed new cultivars at home?
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awarded  Revival
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answered Why are my tomatoes tasteless?
Jan
15
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?
Jan
15
accepted What is the problem/disease that causes bobbly peach tree leaves?
Jan
15
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.
Jan
12
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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