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Old 11-28-2014, 04:41 AM
 
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I have some questions.
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:44 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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yes I do houseplants what can I help you with ???
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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thanks!
I have growing in water - sprigs of Rosemary, Applemint and peppermint.

Initially I picked them from my outdoor garden, thot I'd have them for the nice smell for as long as they lasted.
to my surprise 6 weeks later, they are growing roots and doing well.

I want to keep them in water, not plant in soil.

I'm wondering if I should add something to give them some nutrient support.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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thanks!
I have growing in water - sprigs of Rosemary, Applemint and peppermint.

Initially I picked them from my outdoor garden, thot I'd have them for the nice smell for as long as they lasted.
to my surprise 6 weeks later, they are growing roots and doing well.

I want to keep them in water, not plant in soil.

I'm wondering if I should add something to give them some nutrient support.
You can't leave them in water; you need to plant them in soil. Hydroponics systems do not keep terrestial plants immersed. A growlight will almost certainly be necessary and you may need a heater. When you plant them in soil put the pots on large trays filled with moist sand to keep the humidity near them high. This is really important in winter when heat dries out the air. Go easy on fertilizer until they show growth. Then, use a high nitrogen fertilizer since you want leafy growth reather than blooms. If you can find a fertilizer with the code 5-5-1 on the label that should be ideal.

There are many, many videos on youtube. Be specific when you search.

I did a quick search on Amazon and found a couple of interesting books with good reviews. I found another book that looks fascinating; I'll include it as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Indoor-Gardeni...+herbs+indoors

http://www.amazon.com/Indoor-Gardeni...+herbs+indoors

http://www.amazon.com/Plants-Test-Tu...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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to start put them in moist soil and a light bulb in a lamp fixture to keep it warm and also go to home depot and get a hood with a light bulb attachment and put a grow bulb in the hood and you should be set . Good luck and let us know how it goes
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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The only serious issue I've seen with non-traditional houseplants is mites. They can take out a plant really fast but there is a fix for that. Just spray the plants with water maybe once a week. But if you do see any signs of a mite infection, you can use a simple solution of 1/2 gallon of water, a cup of water that's had a bar of Ivory soap in it overnight, and a tablespoon of Canola oil. If you spray the plants with that, it will suffocate the mites.
I've saved a lot of plants with that.
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