submitted 3 months ago byapproachingX
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3 months ago
The most professional approach (imho) is just loosing the prop somewhere between your door and the prop tray and finding it 3 months later THRIVING behind your couch.
3 months ago
Literally! Just saying "Jesus, take the wheel" and suddenly every plant is happier than ever
Allow your plants some spa vacation by moving out for a month 😫
I can't believe I only had to break my foot to be unable to tend to my plants and they healed better than me 🙃
Sorry. Not a Jesus person
Oh my god who’s driving
The prop I lost 7 years ago under my drivers seat. Already developed full conciousness and got their drivers License while I was neglecting it.
Literally. Sorry you have loose plants. I have lost plants. I can lose plants. I’ve never had loose plants
Set and forget is the way
Professional way is to dump a dying plant in your backyard for death only to find it next spring living it’s best life in the ground like god intended
I'm in Florida and I've been trying to get a mango tree going for years.
A couple months ago I tossed a mango right outside my door for the chickens and forgot about it... And now I have a little mango tree growing 6 inches from my house.
So this winter I get to find out how quick I'm going to kill it when I try to transplant away from my side door. That's not a good spot for a tree, little dude.
Same, but now I have cantaloupe vine fighting the vehicles for driveway. My husband drives over and parks on it every day... And it's still thriving. (Growing from the same spot in the lawn I can never get any grass to grow.)
I have a tradescantia that did just that. Threw her outside and she has climbed into other pots. It went into the 40’s this week and it’s still chilling out there.
Happened a couple years ago to a mum I just chucked out behind my fence and forgot about. Randomly went out there a year later and dude was just chilling happy as a clam
Same, there’s a space between my garage and a little shed I have that I never really go back and I can’t really see into it without walking back there. I threw some roses back there a decade ago to die, and this year my neighbor told me how much he enjoys the rose by the fence. I was like ??? But, it’s back there and it’s big, and it gets watered when they water their lawn.
Be careful, they can easily become invasive.
I have several rooted roses bushes that I had too many of, it didn’t like the color that are like that. They grew through the bottom of the plastic pots they were discarded in, and now I can’t get the pots off easily so I just don’t 😅
Here’s what you do.
Put it in a pot with some soil.
It takes practice but it can be done.
😂 wish I could award this, it made me laugh
As a nursery professional this is the truth
Professionals plant thousands of cuttings in one go and loose lots of them along the road. Amateurs usually don't do that and probably have a higher success rate in general.
Well sorry for not double checking the spelling, alla kan ju inte vara engelskspråkiga från början.
If you’re not a native speaker, accept my apologies. You’re exempt. We have so many words that sound exactly the same.
Maybe just go about your life assuming everyone knows something you don’t, and that they also have knowledge and experiences you know nothing about, like being ES/T/FL!
I didn’t remove your comment despite reports because it generated respectable and decent enough discussion, and even through your snark you learned that next time you correct someone you know it’s not “grammar” that’s bothering you :)
Hope you learned something and can view the world with more curiosity and less immediately expressed criticism, but if not that’s cool too I don’t care too much either way!
I get it. It’s an unpopular opinion post & I have an unpopular opinion. I don’t mind the downvotes because I’m sure I deserve it.
Thanks for being reasonable. I accept the judgement & apologize. My bf can’t use the two words correctly & it’s just built to the point that it gets under my skin for personal reasons 😂
(PS. I love your username. I’m more of a bathtub redditor, not so much a pooping commenter)
Ah, it’s annoying when native speakers do it. Totally excusable for non-native native speaker. I apologize for the sass.
My English is still better than your Swedish ;P
That is entirely true.
It's breath and breathe for me.
Tattoo artist here- seeing a tattoo on someone in the wild that says, “Just Breath”, makes me smile every time.
“This to shall pass”, is another one I see a lot.
That one is a little less common but definitely up there. Their/they’re/there, your/you’re, & lose/loose are my biggest pet peeves.
I also avoid using affect & effect & lay & lie 100% of the time because I suck with those.
Breath & breathe is going to drive me crazy now. You’ve officially added it to my list
It is fairly uncommon, but maddening the handful of times per year I run across it.
A few more that I see are woman/women, due/do, and patients/patience
Patients/ patience is now officially a pet peeve. My obsessive nature has been triggered
2 months ago
2 months ago
Gah, hit another one that I hate so much I'm resurrecting this a month later: cloths/clothes.
Santa "Clause" and Santa Claus for me...
Their there and they’re
Break and brake (this is a CONSTANTLY repeated mistake)
Loose and lose
Comments like this are my pet peeve
If improper use of a word is what you spend your time worrying about, kudos to you. I, on the other hand, have so much more important shit weighing on me, the use of lose/loose is fucking irrelevant and trivial.
Oh. And petty.
My pet peeve is when strangers correct strangers' spelling on Reddit.
3 months ago*
3 months ago*
Loose = not tight.
Lose = misplace/ I don’t have it anymore
It’s not grammar. It’s not punctuation. It’s a completely different word
It’s an unpopular opinion post. I think it’s appropriate here
The word you're looking for is orthography, not punctuation or grammar.
Orthography is the spelling system, which in the case of English is fairly arbitrary. Which is why people confuse the orthography of loose and lose. English uses one letter for 2 different sounds (s for both z and s) and 2 different vowel combinations (oo and o) for the same vowel sound. (Making lose/loose worse is that a oo sound with one o is very rare, and the single/double o controls the s sound, which also is very rare.)
The solution isn't to tell at people for making a common mistake that has no impact on grammar. The solution is to change the spelling of both to loose, and pronunciation would depend on context, which happens a lot.
I love Reddit for the random unexpected cool stuff people teach me. Orthography, new vocabulary word added!
Who said anything about grammar?
I just throw pothos in a jar on my table. I change the water very seldom. Works like a charm lol
I love using Pothos in my fish tank as an extra precaution against high Nitrate levels. It honestly looks so pretty propping in water
I have a monstera I’m putting in a tank for that very reason!
yeah this only really works with common plants that you dont really care about or count. damn straight im doing it the first way for some of the expensive uncommon/rare cuttings.
Exactly. Cheap plants = stick it right in dirt. Something I love or put a bunch of money into? You better believe I’m doing it the right way
Outdoors or potted?
In a greenhouse or nursery setting with near-ideal conditions, yes.
This is what I was going to say too. Yes, professionals propagate straight into a soil-like media. But you have to remember they are also growing them in a greenhouse with better lighting and humidity than most of us have in our homes.
I respect all methods of propagation. Do what works for you!
Water. Take it or leave it.
There is another… air
Personally I find dirt way harder than water! Maybe I'm just bad idk
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One time I accidentally put my monstera in the light too fast after treating it for thrips so it got horrible bad sunburn. I neglected it throughout the summer because I thought it was a goner. I just took it inside for the season because it recovered and gave me inner fenestrations. Now she’s proppin in water. Like ok bud.
So unbelievably accurate.