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Amesiella monticola plugs .... Ignorance is Bliss

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    Default Amesiella monticola plugs .... Ignorance is Bliss

    Or shall I say "Ignoring it" is apparently "Bliss"?

    I am a big believer in minuscule feedings at every watering, but this was a "mistaken experiment" that took that to extremes:


    So I have this "seedling incubator" in my basement. 3' x 6' x 4' tall, it is illuminated by two 4' Philips Blue/Far Red LED strips on a 14 hr/day timer, and watered 2x a day for 90 seconds with a Mist King system that sprays nothing but pure RO. Definitely an extreme case of "Less is More".


    In February of last year, I got in a bunch of Amesiella monticola plugs that were blooming size. I put them in sphagnum in 3" net pots, watered them in with KelpMax & Inocucor Garden Solution, and sold most of them right away. There was one that was the "runt of the litter", so I stuck it in the incubator.


    In the 13 months I've had it, this plant has seen nothing but pure water after the initial watering. I have absolutely ignored it.


    The moss is growing wild, but the plant is apparently pretty happy, having one open blossom and two buds.




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    Very interesting and cool. Pretty flower!

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    Love both of the plants.

    cheers,
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    Wow. very nicely grown. Thanks for sharing Ray

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    Eventually, I would expect the plant to start fading , but I think that what is clearly shows is that, for the most part, we overfeed our plants.

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