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misternatureboy

Gardening is like cooking. To improve, you need to be willing to make mistakes and experiment. Also, common names are garbage. Zone 9b, West Sac, CA.

Nelumbo nucifera

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misternatureboy

Still Day 3! (8 pm-ish) 23July2020

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philstalder

Wow that’s fast. 👍

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thehardygardener

Fantastic progress

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misternatureboy

Not my plant; just a preview. At #WilliamLandPark in Sacramento. 23July2020

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misternatureboy

Day 3. Speaking of #lotus, is anyone else in love with "Love on the Spectrum" on Netflix? I started watching it yesterday and was instantly hooked. 23July2020

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misternatureboy

This #lotus is going to be an absolute beast. Collected/planted 21July2020

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thehardygardener

Please help, what is the lotus growing in? Advice gratefully received. I have ground my seeds, now soaking

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misternatureboy

@thehardygardener I planted it in very fine sand that was lying in a pile by the fence. It may be river sand. I rinsed it pretty thoroughly before setting the plant on it. To keep the plant from floating away, a layer of lava rocks was placed on it. Finally, a top dressing of aquarium substrate was added to hide the lava rocks. The container is sitting in my pond, at least two- thirds submerged.

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misternatureboy

@thehardygardener take note that I'm wingin' it, ha ha

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thehardygardener

Noted am also winging it, totally new to me. Will do pictures for progress

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