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sushiwaitress

First time homeowner with busy day job. Trying to transition from suburban lawn & tangled trees to edible landscaping. New Jersey USA Zone 7a

Datura metel 'Double Blackcurrant Swirl'

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sushiwaitress

I put an old knee-hi stocking over the seed pod so the birds and squirrels don't get the seeds when this thing ripens #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #seedsaving 3 Oct 2020

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sushiwaitress

The #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower-seedpodid is about the size of a golf ball now. 3 Oct 2020

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sushiwaitress

Not so much purple anymore (boo), but on the other hand SEEDS! (yay, obvi) #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower-seedpodid #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo 26 Sep 2020

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sushiwaitress

Decided to snip off two of the three growing seed pods (since the first one is so much further along than the other two) in hopes that I'll get more flowers before the chill comes. 23 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

Seed pod swelling. Showing signs of not staying completely purple after all (which is completely expected in spite of my irrational hope) 23 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower-seedpodid #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

#seedpodidreference-datura #progress #hurryup and ripen before the weather gets too cool. #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower-seedpodid 19 Sep 2020

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sushiwaitress

Gonna have four blooms at once tomorrow! 17 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

This morning's #beauty 12 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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kylers

Spectacular looking flower

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heatherdirtyhands

This plant always makes me want ice cream lmao

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sushiwaitress

@heatherdirtyhands also me too!

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sushiwaitress

I counted 15 buds, not counting the 2 big blooms 💜🤓💜 11 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

Looks kiiiiiinda evil.... 💜 11 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

Can't someone pleeeeeease make be a big poofy dress that looks like this? 11 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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kylers

😍😍😍

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sushiwaitress

Disney should make a princess named Datura Brugmansia and give her big fluffy fairytale skirts.

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heatherdirtyhands

Love that idea. I always think of clothing for fairies when I see cool flowers

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sushiwaitress

@heatherdirtyhands meeeee tooooo

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sushiwaitress

My #datura #leaf looks like baby swiss cheese -- what is making these holes? Guessing it's a bug of some kind. Any other datura growers experience this? Guess I'll be doing more neem-spraying next season. 10 Sep 2020 #holes #advice-datura #foliage #problem #damage #advice #lookingup

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sushiwaitress

These are wonderful. I absolutely love these. So so so SO worth the wait. 10 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #worththewait #beautifulbutevil

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sushiwaitress

Another one's gonna bloom tomorrow 10 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

These look so evil and beautiful. Maleficent would totally grow them. 8 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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greenroomgarden

They really are the witchiest, aren’t they? So cool.

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sushiwaitress

@greenroomgarden oh yes, the witchiest -- what a perfect way to put it! I'm gonna steal that immediately.

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sushiwaitress

Pollinated, I think.... @cyndi are the seed pods purple too?!? 8 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

HERE IT IS @CYNDI Omg omg omg omg omg omg 6 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #grown-from-seed

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thehardygardener

Wowzer, that's a beauty

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philstalder

That’s beautiful Ruth. I know the feeling waiting and waiting and then pop. 🤩

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sushiwaitress

@cyndi totally worth the wait. Definitely gonna grow it again next year too.

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docthrill

Wow 🤩 that crazy beautiful

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GardenBoxProject

So unique, it’s gorgeous!!

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sushiwaitress

Saw this out the window this morning and had to take a quick snap even before the coffee was done 6 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #grown-from-seed

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sushiwaitress

Blooooooooooommmmmmmm already!! 5 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #grown-from-seed #texture #shine

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thehardygardener

Oh wow, sending blooming great vibes

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sushiwaitress

Unfurling more this morning... The suspense is killing me. 5 Sep 2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-daturaflower #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #grown-from-seed

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sushiwaitress

I think tomorrow's the day 4 Sep.2020 #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #grown-from-seed

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sushiwaitress

@cyndi there's like 6-7 buds already!!!

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sushiwaitress

Found buds on the #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #grown-from-seed 30 Aug 2020 @cyndi

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sushiwaitress

I was extremely late getting this transplanted from pot to ground, so it's much smaller than the jimsonweed. I know what to do next time though. #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo 15 Aug 2020

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columbiariver

Isn't that just the way gardening goes? We live and learn. I had to take a favorite, unhappy hosta out of the ground today. I put it in a very big pot and gave it good soil hoping to revive it. Keeps us occupied 😆

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sushiwaitress

@columbiariver so true Laura

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sushiwaitress

I learned how to harden off #seedlings this spring! These are the first plants I grew from seed that I didn't immediately kill when bringing them outside. #datura #blackcurrantswirl-datura 29 May 2020

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sushiwaitress

Twenty six #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #seedlings 😱 11 May 2020 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #datura-seedlings #datura #devilstrumpet

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sushiwaitress

@cyndi yep it is. Not sure of the actual name, but there are three of these funny pots and they stack on top of each other in an alternating pattern so you can plant clumps of herbs and things in the corners. Excess water from the top is supposed to drain into the ones below, but I've so far only planted in this first one.

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sushiwaitress

@Cyndi the pots might be called "Mr. Stacky" but I don't remember for sure because I got them as a gift at least 5 years ago. And mine have 3 corners and the Mr. Stackys have four, but it's similar.

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sushiwaitress

17 #datura #seedlings up now, from @cyndi 's #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura 💜 5 May 2020 #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo #devilstrumpet

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Four more today @cyndi 1 May 2020 #datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

@cyndi any idea if deer eat them? I do in fact have a fence to grow them along...

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@cyndi you weren't kidding! The first seedling from yesterday is in the top left. All others popped up today. They remind me of ballerinas in all their graceful bends and poses💜😄💜 30 Apr 2020 #datura #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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The first of @Cyndi 's #doubleblackcurrentswirl-datura seeds has peeked out from under its covers! SO EXCITED IT FINALLY HAPPENED 29 Apr 2020 #datura #blackcurrantswirl-datura #seedlings #grownfromseed #fromseed #growyourown #gyo

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sushiwaitress

17 days for this variety to sprout!

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