emmersed growing on the windowsill?

fourmations

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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

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

AC
 

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

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

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.
 

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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 :)
 

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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!
 

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

 

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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
 

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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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