emmersed growing on the windowsill?

Discussion in 'Emersed Growing' started by fourmations, 17 Aug 2009.

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    hi all

    any thoughts on growing some emmersed hairgrass
    beside my herbs on the windowsill

    i have the lid of an api master kit
    with sand/gravel mix and some bits of hairgrass

    i was thinking of just topping this up with
    my ei tankwater when required

    i ask, because a lot of emmersed growing talk
    is related to dry start in a tank with lights,

    i have found threads on emmersed growing
    in natural light but that was in the us,
    i am in ireland and not so flush with blazing sunlight!

    regards

    4
     
  2. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    should be fine as long as you cling film over the top and spray it each day :)

    AC
     
  3. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    I rely on good old N. Wales sunlight, and find it to be sufficient. It sounds as if your approach will be similar to mine, so give my thread a read.

    For the hairgrass, make sure the blades are separated by combing, as they can turn brown and die off.

    Dave.
     
  4. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    I grow hc on my windowsill ;)
    never mist it and just leave the lid off for an hour or 2 every few days :)
     
  5. ulster exile

    ulster exile Member

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    It just sounds all so easy!

    If I can get the propagator out of the shed, I might just have a crack at this - thanks!
     
  6. ghostsword

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  7. ghostsword

    ghostsword Member

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    The result.. Hopefully it will take hold and grow.

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  8. ghostsword

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    :( it got mouldy.. I need to revise the setup..
     
  9. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    put 10 drops of tea tree oil per 1 litre of water and you won't get any fungus or mould (in the water the plant is sitting on and in the mist spray)

    AC
     
  10. ghostsword

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    Many thanks for the tip, I will try it today.

    Growing the plants on small containers is really good fun, although chalenging, I believe that once I get it right it will be even better.

    I saw an article online about nano planting, so that has led me to try it out.

    I currently have HC growing emersed on a 30cm cube, with some Rotala and some cuts of Syngonium, and those are growing very nicely, but the ones on the bottle I messed up :( .

    I will try again, as I got more Java Fern plantlets.
     

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