Pics from the Family Room "Winter Wonderland" -- well, the pic on the right is the NOT Bonda Ma Jaques among the floor level "Cool Gang"
Some more peppers developing and ripening
applestar wrote:WS x FFSlv F2-7
...looks like I need to uppot to a final container
applestar wrote:Dwarf Arctic Rose x Utyonok F1
...this one was started early -- in fact on schedule for Winter Indoor growout. But it seems like that was actually its undoing, because this one and another variety I started on time were rapidly overcome by severe TRM (tomato russet mite) infestation.
I can't tell if the stress was the reason that all of the seedlings ended up with a single fruit before deteriorating. First one barely managed to ripen its fruit.
Consider the history of the Dwarf Arctic Rose mother -- It originally grew a terminating floral truss with a mega fruit, then was overrun by TRM, then grew new side shoots and grew on with normal growth structures and masses of loaded floral trusses.
Subject: 2014-15 Winter Indoor Tomatoes... + sugar snaps and cucumber
Subject: 2014-15 Winter Indoor Tomatoes... + sugar snaps and cucumberapplestar wrote:Here's another look at the two Dwarf Arctic Rose plants. One put out a megabloom while still small and set a single fruit very early on, then stayed out in the cooling garage V8 Nursery and took a long time to mature the fruit, but when the garage temp fell into 40's it was brought inside while the large fruit still green. The other plant was brought indoors relatively early on, but became infested by TRM and struggled to mature the first cluster of three fruits.
They are both still in the 1/2 gallon rice milk cartons.
The three smaller fruits are 1.5", 1.75" and 2" at widest diameter. The mega fruit is 3"
applestar wrote:Can you believe this is the Dwarf Arctic Rose that had the mega fruit on terminating main trunk?
I kept it in an isolated but less ideal location, so it's a bit spindly but the new sucker is free of TRM. I buried the rootball that was in the 1/2 gal rice milk container all the way at the bottom of this 2 gal bucket, so I think it will sit and take stock, then take off in this new location in the upstairs SE facing window. I'll top the container with additional fresh potting mix in another month or so.
You can also see the double-OJ containers planted with Utyonok which has replaced the Coyote. It has two tiny floral trusses starting to grow.
...and perhaps you can also see that the outer window is frosted this 14Â°F morning and there is snow on the ground outside.
It's hard to tell -- a frog generally looks content....How to Care for a Gray Tree Frog: 10 Steps (with Pictures)
Provide a UVA/UVB FULL SPECTRUM sunlight bulb during the day, when the frog is sleeping. You can also use a night bulb to watch your frog hunt. You can change the bulbs by hand or get a dual light fixture.
Without a UVB bulb, your frog can get a vitamin deficiency called Metabolic Bone Disease that supplements alone cannot help! UVB light cannot pass through glass. You should still supplement your frog's food with Calcium WITHOUT D3. You do not want to overdose your frog with D3. It can cause kidney failure. That is why the Full spectrum light is best. The UVB light will help with D3 production naturally. Also be sure that the Multi vitamin and Multi Mineral is D3 free as well. (Only if you are using a UVB light bulb!) Otherwise, only one supplement should have D3, But in the long run, Full spectrum UVA/UVB light is best. No captive creature can live in full health without UVB "sunlight" Make sure the light passes through a screen top. Again UVB rays cannot pass through glass. Never put your frog's tank in front of the window! The sudden rises in temperature will kill your pet!
RIP sweet frog!applestar wrote:I have sad news.
One of our kitties captured Squeaky and ... ate him/her.