Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Hopefully, frost danger is over, for now.

Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 5:26 PM
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    Is the frost over for sure Steve?

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, May 12, 2020, at 2:17 AM
  • HA! Maybe June!

    This is one year that my tendency to procrastinate is paying off. My first round of lettuce and purple bok choy are being eaten but ALL of the green bok choy went to seed.

    Yesterday I thrashed the seeds and I will test my theory that old seeds produce bolting plants.

    Other than that I have been getting exercise taking my ornamental plants in and out of the greenhouse. I checked the 10 day forecast and it LOOKS like we are safe, but is it?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, May 12, 2020, at 6:54 AM
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    Steve, do you know what indoor plants produce the most oxygen in low light that will grow inside in Tenn. Doesn't need a lot of water and stays small and sold in Shelbyville? My oxygen level keeps going down to 93.

    -- Posted by sui on Sat, May 30, 2020, at 12:25 AM
  • The best plant that comes to mind and meets all those requirements is the snake plant. I am not big in scientific names but it also goes by the name of mother-in-law’s tongue.

    I have several handed down from my parents, of which I have handed down several times to our daughter and a few of her friends.

    One of the best for all light conditions (within reason) can go bone dry once it gets established and is a slow grower.

    In fact it does not do well with over watering. In winter maybe once a month and summer every two weeks, but rather forgiving if it stretches past that. With a big enough root base I suspect it could go for months and probably does in its native habitat.

    Since they are a slow grower, they take time to produce more to share. I have had mine for over fifty years (no telling how long my parents had them) and may have divided 3-4 times. With better care they might put out more but I am not growing for volume.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, May 30, 2020, at 8:08 AM
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