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bio website pgaiser.net
location Tabayesco, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Jan 13 at 19:58

I'm an amateur gardener who has moved to a property on Lanzarote, off the coast of Africa.

It's a volcanic island with the following attributes:

  • appears to be USDA zone 12b
  • "arid desert" climate
  • maximum average 11 hours of sunshine (in July)
  • no precipitation during the summer
  • strong winds

Jan
6
comment Is this young plant a rosemary?
@Alpar thank you! I'll bear your safety advice in mind, I had already naively ingested a leaf or two, will be more careful now.
Jan
6
accepted What is this bushy, lemony, red-flowering herb?
Jan
6
comment What is this bushy, lemony, red-flowering herb?
This seems to be it, thank you very much! We did taste a couple leaves, really grateful for the information (and will be more careful in the future)
Jan
5
comment What is this bushy, yellow-flowering plant?
@Stephie it's indeed Lanzarote. I debated whether to add that information, sorry. The plant has been completely dead all the 6 months I've been here (when it was hot and extremely dry), but after the recent rainfalls it started to grow and blossom.
Jan
5
asked Is this young plant a rosemary?
Jan
5
asked What is this bushy, yellow-flowering plant?
Jan
5
asked What is this bushy, lemony, red-flowering herb?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
11
accepted Why do the leaves of my avocado tree have brown edges and spots?
Jun
10
asked Why do the leaves of my avocado tree have brown edges and spots?
Jun
10
asked How should I prune a half-dead bush of rosemary?
May
1
asked How do I determine what vegetables I can grow on a hot arid island in June?
Apr
3
comment How do I predict a plant species' water intake?
Vegetables, mainly.
Apr
3
asked How do I predict a plant species' water intake?
Aug
27
awarded  Yearling
Apr
29
accepted Can Thuja trees live in a “square foot garden” style container?
Apr
25
revised Can Thuja trees live in a “square foot garden” style container?
added 30 characters in body
Apr
25
asked How do I make a wooden container fit for growing stuff in it?
Apr
25
asked Can Thuja trees live in a “square foot garden” style container?
Jan
3
comment Why do my pumpkins develop rotting black dots after harvesting?
Adding images - they might be useful for others.