Hi! Sorry I have a weird question don’t …

Hi! Sorry I have a weird question don’t judge, my family’s weird. So my mom went on a trip recently and she ate a lilikoi fruit and wants to plant the seeds after she poops them out (again my family’s is weird). She wants to know how to treat the seeds after she passes them she’s not sure if she still has to dry them out or what’s the best way to plant them. Any advice will help thanks!

Afternoon,

I do not think I am qualified to answer this question seeing as I am not a human biologist nor do I know the structure and cellular makeup of a passion fruit seed.

I’m my own opinion, the seeds may not make it through a full digestive cycle since stomach acid can break down most organic matter. If seeds had managed to pass the cycle, I would question their structural integrity since they went through some harsh conditions. However, this is all personal opinion and none of it is backed up with evidence based studies.

The best bet would be to purchase seeds from a reputable grower or to acquire another fruit and remove the seeds, clean them, then plant and see if they germinate.

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1) Compost piles depend on decomposers like micro-organisms,worms, beetles and others to breakdown the material.

2)Yard and kitchen wastes provide the carbon and nitrogen that decomposers need. Carbon in leaves or woody wastes is an energy source. Nitrogen in manures provides raw proteins for creating more microbes.

3) The more surface area your material has the better. A shredder,lawn mower or kitchen blender will chop the waste before going in the pile

4) A large compost pile will heat better. Too large and it will not get enough air.

5)Keep the pile about as wet as a wrung out sponge.

6)Turn it a lot and it will “cook” faster. Be lazy like me and it will take longer.

I make my pile in layers of green stuff and brown stuff. Green stuff like leaves, grass clippings, kitchen waste, sea weed, weeds, egg shells, and coffee grounds. Brown stuff is hay, nutshells, paper,sawdust, pine needles, cornstalks, straw from animal bedding. Use cow, horse or other barnyard animal manure, but don’t use cat or dog doo. Every so often throw in a shovel full of dirt. Plain old garden soil contains all the micro-organisms your pile will need, unless you have over-used commercial fertilizer. Do not use plant materials that have pesticides on them. Don’t put any fat or oil in your pile. Turn it about every two weeks and check it for moisture.

I just realized that you’re in Seattle t…

I just realized that you’re in Seattle too! How do you keep your succulents so happy with the amount of sunlight we get here (south facing window maybe)? Grow light? Do you have any recommendations?

Afternoon, and apologies for the delay.

My succulents/cacti do rely on a growlight for most of our dull Pacific Northwest winter months.

South facing window, no sheer curtain in the winter.

If it’s a rare sunny day and the daytime temperatures are in the 60’s, I have a small plastic ventilated dome outside I will put them all in so they receive that natural light and be kept warm. However, dome days are rare and usually only when I know I will be around to keep an eye on them since we all know Seattle weather changes at the drop of a hat.

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