Experiment 6 - Zombie Plants
Two of my lemon plants have shed all of their leaves and are looking far more like barren sticks than trees, but I speculate that it might not be too late to save at least one of them from untimely demise. Unfortunately, this is Garden Science, not Garden Miracles, and the only tools I have on hand are crossed fingers, the internet, and a little bit of science. Using whatever means necessary, I hope to rescue at least one of my lemons from the edge of death.
As of 01/29/12, this experiment serves as a catch-all for attempting to save dying plants.
● Regrow/save a dying plant.
1. Any methods may be used in this experiment.
2. If and ONLY if it becomes apparent that a plant is totally dead, it may be discarded.
3. Only one plant needs to meet the experiment criteria in order for the experiment to be deemed a success.
4. A plant must show definite signs of regrowth for a week or more in order for the experiment to be deemed successful.
5. There is no timeline for this experiment.
6. The experiment may be repeated for each dying plant possessed by Garden Science, even after a “failure” or “success” is achieved on a previous plant.
1. Failure - The plant does not recover.
2. Success - The plant recovers.
The following posts follow the progress of Experiment 6:
- Post 1 - Mostly dead or all dead?
- Post 2 - Zombie Lemons (official experiment guidelines)
- Post 3 - January Update
- Post 4 - The saguaro’s dramatic end
- Post 5 - Good news and cactus blues
- Post 6 - Zombie popcorn
- Post 7 - lol beans
- Post 8 - Garden Science GOES TO WAR (in which the black beans get eaten)
- Post 9 - Scientist mistake
- Post 10 - Basil sticks
- Post 11 - Basil sticks with leaves
- Post 12 - August 2012 Update
- Post 13 - Return of the pineapple?
- Post 14 - Potted pineapple
- Post 15 - The herbs of success
- Experiment 5’s popcorn plant
- Lemon plant #3
- Lemon plant #1
- Lemon plant #2
- Cooked black beans
- Basil sticks
- Experiment 9’s pineapple plant