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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:16 pm 
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Just bought 50 gunni seeds, wondering if anyone has any tips for growing it, how long it took before the insects could eat off it, and whether you take bits off or just pop the plant in the tank


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:47 am 
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There should be some semi-decent growing tips via Google :)

Regards plant use you can pop small plants in the tanks but you have to be careful to remove [or cycle them if you have several] to ensure they don't kill the plant by defoliation. If you have a larger plant [Eucalyptus is relatively fast-growing] then you can use cut lengths but these will obviously not last as long as a growing plant.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:02 am 
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I'd say you will have to wait at least 2 years before you could use any of your seedlings to feed anything, and then only for a very short time or you will be killing off the seedling like Mark says. Eucalyptus gunnii does coppice very well, so once you have an established plant you can cut it back every couple of years near the base to encourage new growth


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:22 am 
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Yeah, forgot to say they are relatively fast growing once established... :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:13 pm 
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Ahh going to have a wait then... and it's too late to cancel the seeds :fight:
Would it work to grow them on a bit and just let them eat the plant, while growing one big? I will have 50 seeds, I don't mind some of the plants being fully eaten


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:31 pm 
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Not sure what the strike rate is but you might find you'll need all of those seeds to get enough plants to cycle. I wouldn't recommend sacrificing plants while one grows on; you will probably find demand outstrips supply! :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:30 pm 
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If you want something sizeable - go down to the garden centre and see what they have potted up. Get a couple, plant them in the garden and coppice them - just be careful using them as food until you are sure any chemicals sprayed on them have gone.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:35 pm 
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I will have a look :) might just stick to bramble for a while.
Thanks for all advice :)


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