Monstera Plants and Growing Your Own Wedding

Do you want to know what it takes to successfully grow a Monstera? Ellen and C.L. explain the first three things you need to know about this stylish plant. In the main segment we discuss options for DIY brides…or anyone planning to have a large event in their yard or garden. The episode ends by talking about what type of lights are needed for starting vegetable seedlings.

:33 Plantrama 1 – 2 – 3: “I want to grow a Monstera plant.”
4:41 Eat/Drink/Grow:  Grow Your Own Wedding.
17:02 Love Letters and Questions: Gabby writes: “I want to grow my own vegetable plants from seeds this year. What kind of lights do I need?”

The first question to ask if you want to grow a Monstera is “Do I have the room?” This was the Monstera in C.L.’s mother’s apartment in assisted living. Even though it crowded the room, Jan’s answer to that question was a resounding “Yes!”

Some brides have a “make the bridesmaids’ bouquets party” the day before the wedding. Others just want to use garden-grown flowers. Ellen and C.L. talk about what’s possible.

These seedlings are under standard florescent lights.

Learn about an easy, vegetable comfort dish and the Norfolk Island Pine houseplant. Discover great holiday gifts and find out what is meant by “genus and species.” There are no stupid questions here, as long as the topic is plants!

:30 What’s For Dinner:   Twice Baked Potatoes
6:42  Eat/Drink/Grow:   Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla native to Norfolk Island, a small island between Australia and New Zealand and not really a pine.
14:34 Insider Information: The Plantrama Gift List
21:28 Love Letters and Questions: Could you please explain the terms species and genus?

Gift List:
Our Books and Plantrama Merch
Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening: Rare Varieties - Unusual Options - Plant Lore & Guidance Matt Mattus
Orbit B-hyve Irrigation
Gift certificate from Botanical Interest Seeds

All sorts of veggies can be mixed into the potato...kale, broccoli, chard, or winter squash are some favorites

You can freeze twice baked potatoes after you put them together. Then they are ready to take out of the freezer and bake when you need healthy comfort food.

People appreciate a Norfolk Island Pine as a substitute indoor Christmas tree because it's bright green and the layered branches can hold some ornaments.

Some put this plant out in a dappled sun location for the summer. If you wish to do so, wait until all danger of frost is past.


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