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Tropicat

Experimenting with rock

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As I'm always experimenting with my plants, I want to try and grow some pings on rocks. Do you have experience with this? Can you show me setups of how you guys do this?
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i have tried growing pings on large lumps of limestone.   I drilled half inch diameter holes in them with a drill,filled this with peat and put the hibernacula in this.

They grew quite well but watering them was a problem for me in the sun. Even standing them in large saucers of water was a problem in full sun,so i gave up.

I have moved all my temp pings outside now,just covered by a metal mesh box i made to stop the birds,they only get limited direct sun now so i may try again with the limestone lumps

ada

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I would like to try this too, do you think sandstone would work too? Or should the rock be following special requirements?

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I have grabbed a few rocks from my garden, without paying attention to the type of rock. So far everything is still going well. 

Ada what made watering a problem? 

I have put the rock half in soil. I notice my pings are creating long roots stretching over the rock into the soil. I hope they will do well in the sun as well. Im going to try that now. 

I hope in the future to use a rock that isnt buried in soil. 

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The sun was my biggest problem,it dried the rock out too much especially when it was windy.my garden gets sun all day,so unless I put it in a bucket full of water,I was constantly playing catch up watering the plants so they didn't, t burn in hot weather.I suppose you could set up a small solar pump now to do the job for me.

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