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[center][url=https://moonlight-pendent13.deviantart.com/art/Leaf-Bullet-FTU-620911886][img]https://orig00.deviantart.net/c344/f/2016/192/2/3/tinyleaf_by_moonlight_pendent13-da9oaoe.png[/img][/url][u]We're always open to new members! [/u][url=https://moonlight-pendent13.deviantart.com/art/Leaf-Bullet-FTU-620911886][img]https://orig00.deviantart.net/c344/f/2016/192/2/3/tinyleaf_by_moonlight_pendent13-da9oaoe.png[/img][/url] [size=2]though we don't update that often[/size] [color=708238]Hello, and welcome to the Flight Rising Gardening Club! Here is where gardeners, plant lovers, and nature aficionados can come together to share their love for all things plants. This thread isn't just for plants though, we also accept beekeepers because bees help gardens! This thread is to share your tips, tricks, stories, photos, and art of any and all things related to the aforementioned. Anyone can join this club, you don't even have to grow plants, just as long as you're interested in the club you can join. If you aren't interested yet then you will be when I tell you that we hold contests that can give out some pretty neat prizes of; gems, eggs, chests, gen ones, rare apparel, new apparel, and so much more. Each new contest also gives you a chance to collect a new badge to decorate your signature, or where ever you like! I hope you consider staying a while and joining this sweet little club! [b]If you would like to join just sub to this thread! Its the little star up to the right.[/b] ------------------------------------------------------- [url=https://moonlight-pendent13.deviantart.com/art/Leaf-Bullet-FTU-620911886][img]https://orig00.deviantart.net/c344/f/2016/192/2/3/tinyleaf_by_moonlight_pendent13-da9oaoe.png[/img][/url][color=708238][B]-Rules-[/b][url=https://moonlight-pendent13.deviantart.com/art/Leaf-Bullet-FTU-620911886][img]https://orig00.deviantart.net/c344/f/2016/192/2/3/tinyleaf_by_moonlight_pendent13-da9oaoe.png[/img][/url] [List][*]You may post pictures of your gardens, plants you are proud of, your bees, etc [*]Keep your posts within the realms of gardening or nature in general, it's okay to come here and post something like, "I went on a nature hike today and saw x, y, and z plants (or animals and bugs) today." [*]Follow the general FR rules [/list][/center]
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though we don't update that often

Hello, and welcome to the Flight Rising Gardening Club!
Here is where gardeners, plant lovers, and nature aficionados can come together to share their love for all things plants. This thread isn't just for plants though, we also accept beekeepers because bees help gardens! This thread is to share your tips, tricks, stories, photos, and art of any and all things related to the aforementioned. Anyone can join this club, you don't even have to grow plants, just as long as you're interested in the club you can join. If you aren't interested yet then you will be when I tell you that we hold contests that can give out some pretty neat prizes of; gems, eggs, chests, gen ones, rare apparel, new apparel, and so much more. Each new contest also gives you a chance to collect a new badge to decorate your signature, or where ever you like! I hope you consider staying a while and joining this sweet little club!

If you would like to join just sub to this thread! Its the little star up to the right.


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  • You may post pictures of your gardens, plants you are proud of, your bees, etc
  • Keep your posts within the realms of gardening or nature in general, it's okay to come here and post something like, "I went on a nature hike today and saw x, y, and z plants (or animals and bugs) today."
  • Follow the general FR rules
[center][url=https://moonlight-pendent13.deviantart.com/art/Leaf-Bullet-FTU-620911886][img]https://orig00.deviantart.net/c344/f/2016/192/2/3/tinyleaf_by_moonlight_pendent13-da9oaoe.png[/img][/url][color=9DC183]-News and Upcoming Events Section-[url=https://moonlight-pendent13.deviantart.com/art/Leaf-Bullet-FTU-620911886][img]https://orig00.deviantart.net/c344/f/2016/192/2/3/tinyleaf_by_moonlight_pendent13-da9oaoe.png[/img][/url] [list] [*]Dress up event with prizes [*]Badges: MVP - Most valuable plant, Plantogropher - Posted 5 or more pictures to the club, Hoarder - Has over 10 plants, with more to be added later on [*]Member Plant Features: First up is Sharkalou, jinian, Elextra[/list] ----------------------------------------------------- [center][url=https://moonlight-pendent13.deviantart.com/art/Leaf-Bullet-FTU-620911886][img]https://orig00.deviantart.net/c344/f/2016/192/2/3/tinyleaf_by_moonlight_pendent13-da9oaoe.png[/img][/url][color=9DC183]-Tips and Tricks Section-[url=https://moonlight-pendent13.deviantart.com/art/Leaf-Bullet-FTU-620911886][img]https://orig00.deviantart.net/c344/f/2016/192/2/3/tinyleaf_by_moonlight_pendent13-da9oaoe.png[/img][/url][/color] [b]Here's some nice tips from our member LizardKing about beekeeping! [/b] [list][*]Provide your bees a water source (like a fountain with marbles) so they don't drink from your neighbors pool [*]Checking your hives more than once a week will cause a lot of stress on the hive. Most people suggest checking your bee boxes every two weeks [*]Always check for the queen, and make sure she is laying eggs! If you see freshly laid brood, than your queen should be fine. But if she is dead or not laying, your colony faces hive death or getting an africanized queen [*]When you first get your bees, and in low nectar flows, you might have to feed them [*]Splitting your hives can not only lessen the chances of them swarming, but will also give you a new colony of bees! [*]Manage your hives Varroa Mite population. It's okay to use safe pesticides to help take care of an overabundance of mites. Mites are the number one reason for hive death. [/list] [quote name="LizardKing" date="2018-11-08 09:15:21" ] If any of you gardeners want to attract and keep native pollinators around your plants, [url=https://www.keepingbackyardbees.com/how-to-build-a-mason-bee-hotel/]here[/url] is a little tutorial on how to build Mason Bee houses! It's best to put this in an area where they have access to mud and water, mud for building and water for drinking (and also building). [/quote] [B]Here's a tip from Sumopian [/b] [List][*]Be careful leaving plants in sunlight or areas of a high sunlight concentration, plants are able to get sunburned. Be sure to check your plants every so often.[/list] [b]Here's a trick from Sharkalou[/b] [quote name="Sharkalou" date="2018-08-29 06:45:17" ] [b]Rooting recipe using lentils![/b] The goal of this recipe is to ger auxins from sprouting lentils. Auxins are fitohormones that help plants to grow and root. They are located in new roots and are really abundant in lentil roots. As for the recipe per se: You'll need: 1 cup of dry lentils (any type will work, just not the canned ones because those are cooked and you need raw ones) 4 cups of water 1 bowl or any other container, preferably one not made from plastic a blender a strainer What to do: put the lentils on the bowl and add the water. Leave it for 8 hours for them to soak with a cloath covering it from light (remember roots develop on darkness). Once the 8 hs have passed, strain them. You'll want them to stay a little wet, not completely dry, but not floating in water. Reserve the strained water. Cover them again and wait another 8 hours. After 8 more hours you need to check them. You might notice that some have already sprouted, but not all. Control the humidity, and if needed add some of the strained water. Cover them again and wait 8 more hours. Repeat the last step during 3-4 days (checking your lentils every 8 hours, adding more water if needed, always covering them with a cloath), until all your lentils sprout. Once you have the sprouted lentils put them on the blender along with the strain water. Add a little (just a little) more water if needed and process them until you get a liquid lentil puree. Strain said puree, separating the liquid part that will be concentrated liquid rooting hormone, and the solid part that will work wonders as fertilizant. To use you'll need to dilute 1 part of the concentrate in 10 parts of water. The good thing of this is that you can safely use kitchen equipment since you are working with sprouted lentils and not chemicals, it's safe for pets and insects, and that you can store it in a bottle in your fridge for 15 days (though you'll end up using it faster than that. To use you can either water the plants that are already planted in pots, or use it in a recipient where you'll put the recent cutting to develop roots. My bonsais and some of my dying without roots' succulents are the proof that this thing actually works (plus, it's not expensive to try) [/quote]
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  • Dress up event with prizes
  • Badges: MVP - Most valuable plant, Plantogropher - Posted 5 or more pictures to the club, Hoarder - Has over 10 plants, with more to be added later on
  • Member Plant Features: First up is Sharkalou, jinian, Elextra

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Here's some nice tips from our member LizardKing about beekeeping!
  • Provide your bees a water source (like a fountain with marbles) so they don't drink from your neighbors pool
  • Checking your hives more than once a week will cause a lot of stress on the hive. Most people suggest checking your bee boxes every two weeks
  • Always check for the queen, and make sure she is laying eggs! If you see freshly laid brood, than your queen should be fine. But if she is dead or not laying, your colony faces hive death or getting an africanized queen
  • When you first get your bees, and in low nectar flows, you might have to feed them
  • Splitting your hives can not only lessen the chances of them swarming, but will also give you a new colony of bees!
  • Manage your hives Varroa Mite population. It's okay to use safe pesticides to help take care of an overabundance of mites. Mites are the number one reason for hive death.
LizardKing wrote on 2018-11-08 09:15:21:
If any of you gardeners want to attract and keep native pollinators around your plants, here is a little tutorial on how to build Mason Bee houses! It's best to put this in an area where they have access to mud and water, mud for building and water for drinking (and also building).


Here's a tip from Sumopian
  • Be careful leaving plants in sunlight or areas of a high sunlight concentration, plants are able to get sunburned. Be sure to check your plants every so often.


Here's a trick from Sharkalou
Sharkalou wrote on 2018-08-29 06:45:17:
Rooting recipe using lentils!

The goal of this recipe is to ger auxins from sprouting lentils. Auxins are fitohormones that help plants to grow and root. They are located in new roots and are really abundant in lentil roots.

As for the recipe per se:

You'll need:

1 cup of dry lentils (any type will work, just not the canned ones because those are cooked and you need raw ones)
4 cups of water
1 bowl or any other container, preferably one not made from plastic
a blender
a strainer


What to do:

put the lentils on the bowl and add the water. Leave it for 8 hours for them to soak with a cloath covering it from light (remember roots develop on darkness).
Once the 8 hs have passed, strain them. You'll want them to stay a little wet, not completely dry, but not floating in water. Reserve the strained water. Cover them again and wait another 8 hours.
After 8 more hours you need to check them. You might notice that some have already sprouted, but not all. Control the humidity, and if needed add some of the strained water. Cover them again and wait 8 more hours.
Repeat the last step during 3-4 days (checking your lentils every 8 hours, adding more water if needed, always covering them with a cloath), until all your lentils sprout.
Once you have the sprouted lentils put them on the blender along with the strain water. Add a little (just a little) more water if needed and process them until you get a liquid lentil puree.
Strain said puree, separating the liquid part that will be concentrated liquid rooting hormone, and the solid part that will work wonders as fertilizant.


To use you'll need to dilute 1 part of the concentrate in 10 parts of water.

The good thing of this is that you can safely use kitchen equipment since you are working with sprouted lentils and not chemicals, it's safe for pets and insects, and that you can store it in a bottle in your fridge for 15 days (though you'll end up using it faster than that.

To use you can either water the plants that are already planted in pots, or use it in a recipient where you'll put the recent cutting to develop roots.

My bonsais and some of my dying without roots' succulents are the proof that this thing actually works (plus, it's not expensive to try)
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Sharkalou wrote on 2019-01-06 15:10:39:
Written by our very own @ Sharkalou !!!

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It's a genus of 47 plants, of wich the most common is Lavandula angustifolia
They are plants originated in the Mesopotamic region, therefore very sturdy to the hot climate and dry sun. They tend to flower in summer, filling themselves of spikes full of small lavender to light blue colored flowers that emanate a sweet distinctive aroma.

To add to fact of their sturdyness, they are a really good plant that lately has been used a lot in ladscaping because of it's gray green colored leaves, and their exquisite aroma. It also helps attracting and feeding bees and butterflies and deters mosquitoes and flies.

Aside from the benefits of having it in your garden, Lavender is one of those herbs that can be used in multiple ways once harvested and dried.

As to do that, you only have to cut the spike by the stem and leave it hanging stem up in a dry dark place. Do this just when the flowers start to open for a better result. After some days, your flowers will be ready to go into your preferred handcraft/cooking



Ideas on how to use dry lavender:
  • Make small pouches of cloth with some lavender flowers inside to put under the pillow as to help you sleep, or put them inside your closet or some drawer as popurri.
  • Use lavender pouches as and addition to a bath in order to relax even more thanks to the fragance.
  • Make some infused lavender oil by putting your flowers in a jar, covering it with the oil of your chosing (grape see and olive are good ones) and leave it for a month to infuse. It's not as good as an essential oil, but making it is easier.
  • Add a small amount to your tea for a lavender infused tea.
  • Add some flowers to sugar to use in baking.
  • Use them along with rosemary and thyme (for example), as a seasoning for roasted meat like pork, or lamb.
  • and a TON of drinks and baking examples (see links below)



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[center][url=https://moonlight-pendent13.deviantart.com/art/Leaf-Bullet-FTU-620911886][img]https://orig00.deviantart.net/c344/f/2016/192/2/3/tinyleaf_by_moonlight_pendent13-da9oaoe.png[/img][/url][color=708238]-Links Section-[url=https://moonlight-pendent13.deviantart.com/art/Leaf-Bullet-FTU-620911886][img]https://orig00.deviantart.net/c344/f/2016/192/2/3/tinyleaf_by_moonlight_pendent13-da9oaoe.png[/img][/url] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [b]Here are some links with information on beekeeping and two native plant finders from our member LizardKing![/b] [u][url=https://www.keepingbackyardbees.com/]Keeping Backyard Bees (website with various articles all about bees)[/url] [url=https://www.hobbyfarms.com]Hobby Farms (this website not only has information on beekeeping, but gardening as well)[/url] [url=http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/2007/09/lesson-one-in-beekeeping-introduction.html]Basic Beekeeping, an intro to beekeeping (a helpful beekeeping blog, this post leads you to beginers info)[/url] [url=http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/honey-bee/extension/melitto-files-blog/]The University of Florida's Bee Blog (this blog is very informative with plenty of helpful posts about keeping) [/url] [url=https://honeybeesuite.com/]Honeybee Suite (tells you all sorts of info about bees)[/url] ------------------------------------------ [url=https://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/]Here we have the National Wildlife Federation's native plant finder. You can also look up native butterflies and create your own lists! (they also show moths and I almost cried looking at all the cute ones near me)[/url] [url=https://www.audubon.org/native-plants]Here you can find the Audubon Society's native plant finder, this is mostly for finding out what sort of plants attract different species of birds in your area![/url]
@SwampQween
Oooh yay thank you

So hey guys, I'm LizardKing! I'm not so much of a gardener but I'm really passionate about beekeeping. If you have any questions about honeybees, I'd love to help you find answers! I've done a few classes, volunteered, was (am?) part of my local beekeeping association, so I have a lot of resources.

My two tips for gardens want to attract bees?
If you want native bees, keep weeds and wildflowers! People buy a lot of highly specified plants to attract butterflies, and I find they assume the same thing for bees. However, native bees (unless they are rarer and more particular, in which case you'd have to do local research) are most easily please with foraging native to their area. You'll find most wildflowers and weeds are natives, and that the bees will love them! My sister keeps a wildflower garden that attracts a fair share of honeybees, but also a nice variety of all sorts of native! (For the record, in the Western Hemisphere, the Apis Mellifera, or the most common honeybee, is invasive. They are important to out agriculture, which is also an invasive species, but bottom line honeybees are not native to North America.)
Leave out water! This method works very well for attracting honeybees, so is great if you're growing produce. Honeybees need to drink, and often times it can actually be hard to find a decent water source. If beekeepers don't leave out a fountain, their girls will end up drinking out of a neighbors pool! Bees are hard workers, and they need water. My aunt has a fountain with flowers growing in it that attracts tons of honeybees. The great thing about having foliage in the fountain is that the bees have something to stand on, so they can't drown. Marbles in a fountain or sticks in a bucket can also be used to give the bees water with safe footing.
@SwampQween
Oooh yay thank you

So hey guys, I'm LizardKing! I'm not so much of a gardener but I'm really passionate about beekeeping. If you have any questions about honeybees, I'd love to help you find answers! I've done a few classes, volunteered, was (am?) part of my local beekeeping association, so I have a lot of resources.

My two tips for gardens want to attract bees?
If you want native bees, keep weeds and wildflowers! People buy a lot of highly specified plants to attract butterflies, and I find they assume the same thing for bees. However, native bees (unless they are rarer and more particular, in which case you'd have to do local research) are most easily please with foraging native to their area. You'll find most wildflowers and weeds are natives, and that the bees will love them! My sister keeps a wildflower garden that attracts a fair share of honeybees, but also a nice variety of all sorts of native! (For the record, in the Western Hemisphere, the Apis Mellifera, or the most common honeybee, is invasive. They are important to out agriculture, which is also an invasive species, but bottom line honeybees are not native to North America.)
Leave out water! This method works very well for attracting honeybees, so is great if you're growing produce. Honeybees need to drink, and often times it can actually be hard to find a decent water source. If beekeepers don't leave out a fountain, their girls will end up drinking out of a neighbors pool! Bees are hard workers, and they need water. My aunt has a fountain with flowers growing in it that attracts tons of honeybees. The great thing about having foliage in the fountain is that the bees have something to stand on, so they can't drown. Marbles in a fountain or sticks in a bucket can also be used to give the bees water with safe footing.
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@LizardKing I love bees, do you have any info or tips for someone who would like to have bee boxes someday?
@LizardKing I love bees, do you have any info or tips for someone who would like to have bee boxes someday?
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@SwampQween

I would love to join! I am not able to edit myself in at the moment though ; v; Do you mind adding me please?

I just recently have been able to get a garden started with veggies and sunflowers, I'm pretty hyped about it. :'D I have been growing many MANY succulents and cacti in my room xD I have so many they are spread throughout my whole room xD
@SwampQween

I would love to join! I am not able to edit myself in at the moment though ; v; Do you mind adding me please?

I just recently have been able to get a garden started with veggies and sunflowers, I'm pretty hyped about it. :'D I have been growing many MANY succulents and cacti in my room xD I have so many they are spread throughout my whole room xD
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