- Dec 24, 2007
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Yeah melons do good here. I grow them up through a garage shelving unit and call it a cantaloupe condo.
great summer for growing stuff, i grew tomatoes for
years here till our apartments started spraying everytying
outside to kill bugs and mosquitos, i couldnt trust
eating them anymore.
The last plant i had had Indian Tomatoes, kind of purple
color, but great and different taste.
Never heard of a flower that smelled really bad before.
Due to its odor, which is reminiscent of the smell of a decomposing mammal, the titan arum is characterized as a carrion flower, and is also known as the "corpse flower", or "corpse plant" (Indonesian: bunga bangkai – bunga means flower, while bangkai means corpse or cadaver).
The "fragrance" of the titan arum resembles rotting meat, attracting carrion-eating beetles and Flesh Flies (family Sarcophagidae) that pollinate it. The inflorescence's deep red color and texture contribute to the illusion that the spathe is a piece of meat. During bloom, the tip of the spadix is approximately human body temperature, which helps the perfume volatilize; this heat is also believed to assist in the illusion that attracts carcass-eating insects.
Check this badboy out:
I'm growing purple cherokees.
Can't remember, it was 25 years ago lol, but I do remember givin em the old "mines male so it's harmless, only the female ones produce tomatos" speech. Didnt work.
Used to grow 'em as a teen in the sixties.....
I used to spray ping-pong balls red and use green pipe-cleaners to loop them on to stronger side branches. Man they used to grow big and strong too. Damned near got me fired once in my twenties - was growing them in the back of a tropical greenhouse on the site. My Professor called me in and gave me a lecture..... about how, when he was my age and a wild kid in the Australian outback, he used to get high sniffing his old man's aviation kerosene. Then he told me to harvest when the flowers were REALLY heavy with resin, and not to plant any more in future! Man, that old dude EARNED respect