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aloe vera growing underplastic

Post by jim » Fri, 12 May 2006 15:05:24



We had first go at putting aloe plants  outside  (mid Scotland Uk) under
plastic in begining of april but found the leaves going a sick yellow . have
saved the lot by fostering them out to family members window sills and  all
but one have returned to  vibrant green.
Compost was normal
slug damage high
weather has been good/ warm since behind glass
poly tunnel was a 450mm high medium sized type

Enlightendment needed, .. even ideas on what might be wrong

thanks in advance

 
 
 

aloe vera growing underplastic

Post by kate » Sun, 14 May 2006 07:39:08


Quote:

> We had first go at putting aloe plants  outside  (mid Scotland Uk) under
> plastic in begining of april but found the leaves going a sick yellow . have
> saved the lot by fostering them out to family members window sills and  all
> but one have returned to  vibrant green.
> Compost was normal
> slug damage high
> weather has been good/ warm since behind glass
> poly tunnel was a 450mm high medium sized type

> Enlightendment needed, .. even ideas on what might be wrong

> thanks in advance

Too much sun, I think. I tried tried something similar this winter and
they weren't pleased. I brought them back in until there was enough
shade outside. My neighbor puts them out in full sun every year and they
all get sunburned until we convince him to put them in the shade.

HTH,

Kate

 
 
 

aloe vera growing underplastic

Post by jim » Wed, 17 May 2006 23:25:15


manty thanks Kate  Think you are 100% correct

jim

Quote:


>> We had first go at putting aloe plants  outside  (mid Scotland Uk) under
>> plastic in begining of april but found the leaves going a sick yellow .
>> have saved the lot by fostering them out to family members window sills
>> and  all but one have returned to  vibrant green.
>> Compost was normal
>> slug damage high
>> weather has been good/ warm since behind glass
>> poly tunnel was a 450mm high medium sized type

>> Enlightendment needed, .. even ideas on what might be wrong

>> thanks in advance

> Too much sun, I think. I tried tried something similar this winter and
> they weren't pleased. I brought them back in until there was enough shade
> outside. My neighbor puts them out in full sun every year and they all get
> sunburned until we convince him to put them in the shade.

> HTH,

> Kate

 
 
 

aloe vera growing underplastic

Post by John Savag » Sun, 21 May 2006 12:53:19


Quote:

>>> We had first go at putting aloe plants  outside  (mid Scotland Uk) under
>>> plastic in begining of april but found the leaves going a sick yellow .
>>> have saved the lot by fostering them out to family members window sills
>>> and  all but one have returned to  vibrant green.

Aloe is *very* tough. My Mum has it growing out in the full Australian sun
all summer, in a bed with no shade and with a few dozen days of 30+ temps,
so I doubt that your Scottish sunshine will knock it about much. :-)

Sure, it develops an orange or russett colour around the edges and tips of
the leaves, but it struggles on unfazed and during winter when the sun is
not so fierce the leaf colour returns to its verdant green. No damage is
done, and the main thing is that its juice soothes scorched fingers and
sunburnt shoulders just as effectively!
--
John Savage                   (my news address is not valid for email)

 
 
 

aloe vera growing underplastic

Post by tenacit » Sun, 21 May 2006 15:16:27


Man, AV is the scourge of Phx. People put it in pots and in the ground,
and it's so freakin' tough that it just takes over and spills out over
the ground. It keep spreading like crazy until it hits cement or a
solid year of neglect.

I finally came to peace with AV by learning to harvest it, scrape the
flesh out of the blades in long strips, blending it, and freezing it.
That way through the summer I just pull out a tub of it and keep it in
the fridge for burns.

 
 
 

aloe vera growing underplastic

Post by kate » Mon, 22 May 2006 05:43:33


Quote:


>>>>We had first go at putting aloe plants  outside  (mid Scotland Uk) under
>>>>plastic in begining of april but found the leaves going a sick yellow .
>>>>have saved the lot by fostering them out to family members window sills
>>>>and  all but one have returned to  vibrant green.

> Aloe is *very* tough. My Mum has it growing out in the full Australian sun
> all summer, in a bed with no shade and with a few dozen days of 30+ temps,
> so I doubt that your Scottish sunshine will knock it about much. :-)

Where it's a perennial, in the ground, it does great in full sun. The
potted ones that have to go in every winter are a different story.

Quote:

> Sure, it develops an orange or russett colour around the edges and tips of
> the leaves, but it struggles on unfazed and during winter when the sun is
> not so fierce the leaf colour returns to its verdant green. No damage is
> done, and the main thing is that its juice soothes scorched fingers and
> sunburnt shoulders just as effectively!

Indeed, a wonderful plant to have!

Kate