Spring preperation

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Re: Spring preperation

Post by Mustansir Billah » October 26th, 2013, 3:02 pm

Empting them. Got bored of Budgies.

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Re: Spring preperation

Post by Mustansir Billah » November 4th, 2013, 10:55 am

Datura is producing buds but its buds are falling without even slight opening. Any help?

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Re: Spring preperation

Post by M Farooq » November 4th, 2013, 11:50 am

Mustansir Billah wrote:Datura is producing buds but its buds are falling without even slight opening. Any help?

Check the following factors for bud drop 1. Low light, 2. Not enough fertilizer 3. excessive heat and I will add the 4th factor overwatering? Datura wilts very easily in Karachi's heat but it dislikes over-watering. See if the soil is kept moist but not wet.

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Re: Spring preperation

Post by dragoonsers » November 4th, 2013, 6:36 pm

About Datura, is it the same one growing wild on roadsides etc? .. Given the leaves, and its flower fruit I think it is the same as "Dhatura" in the local language, which is quite a deadly poison :shock:

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Re: Spring preperation

Post by Izhar » November 4th, 2013, 6:39 pm

No its different but toxicity is same...

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Re: Spring preperation

Post by Mustansir Billah » November 4th, 2013, 8:29 pm

M Farooq wrote:
Mustansir Billah wrote:Datura is producing buds but its buds are falling without even slight opening. Any help?

Check the following factors for bud drop 1. Low light, 2. Not enough fertilizer 3. excessive heat and I will add the 4th factor overwatering? Datura wilts very easily in Karachi's heat but it dislikes over-watering. See if the soil is kept moist but not wet.

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Farooq sb. then there could only be one reason. About 1st reason datura is getting about 8 to 9 hours of sunlight. For 2nd reason I added manure to it previously so it can not be reason as there in enough nutrients. For 3rd reason I watering it excessively which is definitely the reason behind. JazakAllah

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Re: Spring preperation

Post by Mustansir Billah » November 4th, 2013, 8:31 pm

dragoonsers wrote:About Datura, is it the same one growing wild on roadsides etc? .. Given the leaves, and its flower fruit I think it is the same as "Dhatura" in the local language, which is quite a deadly poison :shock:
This one is different. It has white flowers (maybe). Given as a gift from gardening Pakistan community.

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Re: Spring preperation

Post by Mustansir Billah » November 4th, 2013, 8:35 pm

Izhar wrote:No its different but toxicity is same...
How much is the toxicity. Because I have never seen any type of insect on it or near it. I have read about it and came to conclusion that the it is beneficial for asthma patients and Applying it on wound will help recover it.

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Re: Spring preperation

Post by Izhar » November 4th, 2013, 9:44 pm

Mealy bugs, beetles, spider mites.. all can attack it... it is toxic to higher animals.. causes hallucinations, difficulty in breathing and in higher doses, death... most toxic part are the seeds... the datura you have produces large fragrant flowers like these:

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Re: Spring preperation

Post by Mustansir Billah » November 4th, 2013, 10:50 pm

Flowers indeed are beautiful. JazakAllah Izhar sb.

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