Thursday, August 8, 2013
Journal August 8, 2013
The tropical plants in the containers were started from seed 59 days ago. The center plant is Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Red Bird of Paradise and the two on either end are Majidea Zangueberica - Black Pearl Tree - Mgambo Tree.
Last night I read online the procedure an olive farm uses to propagate olive cuttings. The media they are using is 80% perlite and 20% peat moss, so today I transferred my latest batch of cuttings into this mixture also. Of course the olive farm has an automatic misting system in their greenhouse, which mists the cuttings for 8 seconds every 8 minutes. I am just going to have to rely on misting the inside of the dome periodically and hope for the best.