WINTER IS A TIME TO ENJOY FLOWERS AND GROWING GREENS INDOORS!

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I decided to post here on Steemit first this weekend, and hope to post on Weku tomorrow. I usually try to do Weku on Friday but I had a couple of days that I was not feeling well (probably stress). In view of how I had been feeling I could get myself to anything but work with my indoor gardening. It allowed me to rest my mind a little.



My wife started Physical Therapy yesterday to work on gaining strength and work on her balance. The changes with her blood pressure medications seem to have done the trick. Her numbers are better and she is less weak. On Monday she sees the hematologist (blood doctor). We already know that they also deal with cancer and that is the fear with her bone marrow issues. We were happy that we could get an appointment quickly. I would rather know what is going on that to sit around and worry about it.

Enough of that.

I found a great app for my Android phone. It is called PlantSnap. It allows me to take a photo of a flower or plant that I am not sure what it is and the app comes up with the answer. I even used it to take a PlantSnap of a photo and it told me what it was. I am excited about the possibilities.

This week I have some flowers and some photos of what I am growing under lights in my plant room. I have 3 hydroponic units set up and planted and plant to do the 4th this weekend. I also am planting some larger "crops" in pots with potting soil. In addition to that I found a book that introduced me to "soil -sprouted greens". It combines growing sprouts, micro-greens and planting in the soil. I have a couple of photos of my first try at it. I have more coming and different greens.

I know everyone likes it when I start out with a rose. This rose is one I grow. I have had photos of it before but this is a different look at it.

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Now that I have your attention I will upload photos of my hydroponics and some of my soil-spouted greens. Over the next couple of weeks I will show more of my indoor gardening. I think the next time I will cut back on my grow lights before snapping a picture. The lights were a little to bright and did not allow for a really nice photo.

These first two are hydroponics units I pout together out of storage containers (Sterilite 10 Gal Stacker Tote, Black). I have a tool to cut holes in the lid and then use Hydroponic/Orchid Slotted Net Pot to plant the seedlings. The first one is a type of Chinese cabbage(two different varieties of Choy) and the second photo is bib lettuce- (I have 2 units of the Choy and two week intervals and I am getting ready for my second unit of lettuce:

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This next one is my first try and the soil-sprouted greens. This is buckwheat (a grain) and when eating the young greens it is called buckwheat lettuce. I have already been eating some so the back part of tray shows some stubble. I planted the seeds on the top of the soil and kept it moist. The book says to soak them overnight, but I have grown them before, although I covered the seed with potting soil. This time I left the seeds on top of the soil.

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This next photo is pea shoots. They are planted thick and when they get 4 or 5 inches you clip them off and chop them up in a salad. They taste like fresh peas.

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Now back to some flower photographs. Next up is a Marigold. My Plant Snap referred to it as a Mexican Marigold.

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Finally here is a gorgeous flower that had come up in a flower bed planted with a packet of wildflower seeds. I used my PlantSnap app and it says it is Golden tickseed (Coreopsis). As soon as I saw Coreopsis I recognized immediately.

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That brings us to a close for the week. I will be adding more photos of my adventure at indoor gardening. I have not done much of this the past couple of years, but now that I am home more I can squeeze some time in. I already starting eating some greens but there has not been enough for a salad. When it gets going good I will have the option of 3 salads a day. My favorite time for a large salad is for breakfast.

I am using a Canon EOS Rebel T5 for all of these photographs, except where noted.

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I am using a Canon EOS Rebel T5 for all of these photographs, except where noted.

Upvotes and resteem are always welcome. In the event anyone wants to use one of my photos please ask and give me credit.

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I hope your wife will well soon...Dnt worry.
Also your all plant photography really looking awesome thanks a lot for sharing. with us your specail work and your works..
Have a nice day..♥♥♥

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Welcome have a nice day...
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Thank you very much. I appreciate it

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welcome...
HAVE a nice day...
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@r2cornell Such wonderfully magnificent and truly marvelous captures. The real side of nature, I believe, lies in these so very beautiful flowers and yet we really don't understand what "Being with Nature" literally means.
I absolutely believe in...Love Nature...Live with nature...protect and preserve. That really makes life more beautiful and worth!

Best Regards!

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@nainaztengra Thank you so much... Nainaz, for this kind gesture! Truly obliged !:)

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I see your all photography, because you are a great photographer sir. i love photography

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Magnificent blossoms. I also create them in the country, yet truth be told I have hypersensitivities from blossoms.

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Thank you very much. Welcome to my blog.

Nice pictures . The rose is beautiful, I bred the same roses, but that winter they froze, although I covered them. Thank you for sharing. Health to you and your family

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Thank you very much.

I can't wait for the sprint to come to see all those beautiful stuff

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Thank you very much for visiting. I too look forward to Spring. In the meantime I will grow my greens indoors. Hopefully late February I will start the heater in my small greenhouse.

Those are such a great photos , have a good weekend everybody

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Thank you very much.

Wonderful work and enjoy is nature flowers . it is really look mix color. that is great photography.
Thanks this post .
Have a great day.

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Wow very very fantastic photography. thanks for sharing. nice pink color.

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Thank you very much.

Happy Sunday sir. You are right that Winter is a time to flowers and growing greens. We get many vegetables in Winter. I always love your photography. You are a great man. I love and respect you.

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it!

Beautiful photography sir. I love your great photography.

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Thank you very much.

The photographs look awesome. I bet you love the nature excessively.
Sir one question...

What are hydroponic units ??

And Sir I pray You'r wife get totally fit very Soon :)

Namaste !

Greetings From India :)

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Namaste!

great photography my dear friend

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Good morning @r2cornell, I do not know what the name of this plant is. But I prefer to see it. It's nice to look at the photos, thank you for sharing.

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Thank you for visiting

Nice flowers photography ❀ Beautiful captured. Really awesome photography.

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Greetings Mr. @r2cornell, I am happy that your wife feels a little better, and I sincerely hope that in the evaluation with the hematologist, everything will be normal.
The selection of photographs is wonderful as always, I congratulate you and I thank you for sharing that beautiful rosebud.

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Saludo Sr. @r2cornell, me alegra que su esposa se sienta un poco mejor, y deseo de corazón que en la evaluación con el hematologo, todo salga normal.
La selección de fotografías es maravillosa como siempre, lo felicito y le agradezco que compartiera ese hermoso capullo de rosa.

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

There has been some improvement with kidney function and anemia. She had a bone scan yesterday. It turns out breast cancer years later can show up in bone marrow. She has been cancer free for around 17 years. The results should be to doctor by Friday hopefully.

Wonderful photo share

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The rose is very beautiful

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Great flowers photography. I appreciate your outstanding winter photography.

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Wow..Magnificent photography sir @r2cornell. I follow your account. Really its a different. Flower and nature every photos are ver good and I appreciate it.

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This yellow and red colors flowers is amazing

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Fantastic blog, thanks for sharing

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Amazing color this flowers

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Wow wonderful photography. the great post . its really sir.
Resteem

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fantastic photography @r2cornell

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I like this rose. because i love rose

Mind blowing photography sir

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Thank you very much.

I LIKE THIS ONE

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Of course, I will follow you not only on Weku (@mameko). I will see your wonderful photos here as well.
Great photos as every week!
Best wishes to your wife and have a nice Sunday.

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Thank you for visiting

Welcome back to back @r2cornell. NAMASTE from India. in human blood is made in bone marrow. all your pictures are good at our sight. i would like to wish your wife to recover soon.

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Namaste

Hi @r2cornell , I like this rose is very beautiful, thank you for always sharing such beautiful flowers

Blessings

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Some very incredible shots to enjoy today never tried weku seems like i need to see that

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Another awesome post @r2cornell .
Doctor diagnosis leukemia to my aunty before 10 years. then we pass same process with kimo therapy and bone marrow etc. but now she is fine. i wish your wife get well soon. Beautiful photographs of plant shapes. i like Marigold flower and this Mexican Marigold is beautiful.
All flower photographs are awesome thanks for share with us...
Amazing post sir. thank you....

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lovely flowers, i like this yellow flowers

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also if you want to communicate with about your blog or post use my discord channel. https://discord.gg/cURBE5u

The rose is excellent, I reared similar roses, yet that winter they solidified, in spite of the fact that I secured them. Much thanks to you for sharing.

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Thank you very much. Thank you for visiting

I used to have a member of my family in the same situation...
But God interfered...and everything went well even though we were prepared for everything....I really wish all the best to you and your wife. I just recently followed you and don't know the whole background.

But as you said...enough of that.

As for you photos...your passion for nature and gardening is printed all over them.

Have a great day @r2cornell

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Incredible post sir Much obliged to you for sharing

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Thank you very much. Thank you visiting

That's great shot! And this all flowers just looking very amazing.

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Rainbow rose, hehehe...

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Thank you for sharing. Not sure I have ever seen this type of rose.

all photography is awesome

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Fabulous photography

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I apologize at first because I could not stay with you for a few days because my exams were going on. I really could not see and read many of your good posts. However, your photography is always beautiful and today's photography is also very nice. Before that I have heard many times about your wife and I posted a post. When I hear someone's body bad or listen to someone's treatment, my heart is very bad. We have many wishes for your wife and she is always healthy, we wish this

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Now your wife is so sick sir?

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My Dad is @r2cornell

She has been sick for many years. This is something new added on top of everything else. It has been ongoing since she was in hospital last Spring, only it is worse now. I would rather not voice my worst fears and wait until we see the specialist on Monday.

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Do not worry. Make more prayers for yourself. As soon as he got well, he was recovering.

Thank you for the lovely pictures.
Your wife will be in my prayers. Today is a special day because despite your hardships you still strive to post and even speak of help the smaller Steemians grow by upvoting them. My voting power is a bit low right now, but I wanted to give you 100% today because that’s what your giving right now between your wife and the other things in your life. I pray that you keep your spirits up soldier on. 💪🙏🏻

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Really WINTER IS A TIME TO ENJOY FLOWERS AND GROWING GREENS INDOORS! Beautiful title. Every photography is very good. Nature, flowers, macrophotography i always like it.

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Awesome photography of flowers and plant .
Namaste

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Thank you very much.

Really such a great Photography I like all the pictures really u are very talented and have good knowledge about DSLR. As u mentioned the name of app I like it too I'm going to install it thanks for telling.

I hope you out wife will recover soon . I will pray for her.
Such a great article
Regards
@ajks

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Thanks for your consideration

Greetings sir @r2cornell. Hope your wife will be cured soon. I pray to God for her cure. I like your beautiful gardening and also appreciate your photography. Have a nice day, God bless you.

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Wow..Nature of beauty. Photography has been very nice. I liked it

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Wonderful..Very good Flowers photography. I like your every photography

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@r2cornell
Wow excellent photography and great camera click .nice looking for flowers photos .
100% like and resteem

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Very good morning @r2cornell, Your indoor garden super awesome with small plants growing. I don't know what's this plant name. But prefer to see it. Those flowers very impressive my mind. Just awesome.
Namaste.

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it! There will be more indoor plants coming as I get everything up and running.

Wonderful flowers. I also grow them in the country, but the truth is that I have allergies from flowers. Have a nice evening or afternoon.

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it!

I too have allergies for many flowers, but I still grow them and enjoy them.

Fantastic post sir

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Thank you very much.

Beschäftigung mit Pflanzen soll ja Stress abbauen. 👍
Viel Glück am Montag.

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Vielen Dank. Ja, das Arbeiten mit Pflanzen und Boden hilft meinem Stress.

What is this sir?

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Not a very good picture because I have very intense lighting just above the plants. These are lettuce plants.

Indeed, in winter, you can enjoy flowers only if they are indoors or in flowers on your photos. Wonderful flowers and seedlings. Thank you for sharing

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Not a very good picture because I have very intense lighting just above the plants. These are luttuce plants.

Beautiful photos. It is pleasant to look at the flowers in the middle of winter. Thank you for sharing

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Thank you very much.

The rose is so beautiful

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Thank you very much.

You have a good summer and flowers grow.
And we have a winter season. It's snowing and frost.
In a month it will be necessary to plant seedlings.

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Thank you very much. Yes starting in February I will be starting some seedlings. Some need the extra time before planting outside. I have a small greenhouse that as soon as the weather improves (late February/early March) I turn the heater on. I wait until the really cold weather is about over.

Good evening . I am glad that you took the time to share with us these beautiful photos. The rose is gorgeous and the seedlings look appetizing

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Thank you very much.

What is this sir

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Not a very good picture because I have very intense lighting just above the plants. These are lettuce plants.

Beautiful flowers and green growing plants .
Namaste

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Namaste

Sooo cute and beautiful flowers photography...i love your post my dear friend @r2cornell

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I pray that your wife will get well soon.

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you are welcome sir

really you are great photo shooter sir

Beautiful flowers! thanks for sharing @r2cornell

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Awesome photo collections!

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Wow, those are wonderful shots of flowers! I hope that your wife will feel better. I'm glad to hear that she's undergoing Physical Therapy because I am a therapist also, all I can say is she's in good hands. But I'll continue to pray for her recovery. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! May you have a great week ahead!

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Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

I started out my career (many years ago) as a PT assistance and an OT assistant. I know what it can do for her. But it cannot come from me. ;o)

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You’re most welcome.

Wow that’s so cool. That’s good to know. Come to think of it, while treating patients it will always depend on their compliance if they want to get better or not . Anyway thanks for sharing this with me. God bless

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Very nice flowers....

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Phenomenal photos. It is great to look at the sprouts in the midst of winter. Thankful to you for sharing

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Just amazing photography sir, i love all photo

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I see this flowers in my college

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It is a beautiful yellow!

Good morning @r2cornell, Your indoor garden too wonderful with little plants developing.

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beautiful flowers photography sir

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Thank you very much. Welcome to my blog

Basically shocking photography sir, I venerate all photo

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@r2cornell, This flower is just spreading the essence of beauty. Stay blessed. 🙂

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Welcome and have a blessed time ahead. 🙂

All pics are very beautiful. Small green plants are looking amazing . Namaste

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Pink rose. I love that

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Whats the name this flowers sir

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whats the name this tree?

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This is buckwheat (a grain) and when eating the young greens it is called buckwheat lettuce.