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Old 13-01-2015, 08:29   #16
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Re: Do You Have Plants On Your Boat?

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Quarantine confiscates plants and their dirt, so they are pretty temporary. But coastally, many grow their favorite herbs, I used to keep an aloe plant (against burns), and some people grow lots of veggies.

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I have a lucky bamboo that I revived from almost certain death and I've kinda become attached to it. I thought it would be a perfect plant for a boat in that it loves the indoors and takes up hardly any space.

If things work out the way I'm planning, it looks like I'll have to find a new home for it.
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Re: Do You Have Plants On Your Boat?

If you don't change countries sure.

We've had a number of small flowering plants, a pointesettia made it 8 months and one year we had a tomato plant haning off the back edge of the dodger all summer on the erie canal.
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Old 13-01-2015, 13:47   #18
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Re: Do You Have Plants On Your Boat?

We keep a number of plants aboard,- some spices, herbs & ornamentals. We keep some inside our portlights to dim the glaring sun and maintain the "dark cave".





We have a Philodendron in our foreward head that has been cruising with us for 26 years. We leave him with friends when we go to the Bahamas, but his grafted twin in the main cabin takes more risks and clears back into the US undocumented.
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Sure, I've got all kinds of plants growing on my boat, and someday I'll get around to scraping them off...

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Re: Do You Have Plants On Your Boat?

Great topic.. I was wondering which plants clean the air or produce the most oxygen. .. aloe and herbs are a fantastic idea

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Do You Have Plants On Your Boat?

I had a basil plant one summer in Mexico but left it with someone before leaving. It was nice having the fresh herb but too messy for the long run for us. We keep things to a minimum so easy to travel.



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. Oh no-Cooties! I want none of those plants either!!
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We have never had any officials say anything about the plants. Coming into the states they might. Even as a citizen you get the third degree about importing that dangerous European cheese and the like. i think they worry about a Socialism outbreak these days.
I appreciate your humor, but then there are some credible reasons for import concerns. Florida's citrus crop has been threatened in the past by imported citrus canker and invasive fruit fly larvae.

I once had a lime confiscated when returning from the Bahamas. This could be thought of a trivial or over-reacting by authority, but plants and microbes transported by humans have caused some great losses throughout history.

Officials attempting to control biotic imports are doing a very important job; however, I do appreciate your humor!
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I just have one. A bamboo. It had been a centre piece on a corporate charter when I was on sabatical as a party boat Captain a few years back. Its fantastic, still in the same centre piece vase I found it in, just white sand in the bottom, no soil. I also get a Norfolk Pine for a Christmas tree some years, but I lose access to most of my galley when I have a Christmas tree, so it's never around for long.

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My daughter ( 8 years old) kept a potted flower on the boat for summer. My wife and daughter also love cut flowers, I've been looking at gimbaled vases to hold them. Also had a basil in a pot.
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