Last spring 2019 I planted a 5 gal sabal minor by the back of my property. I offered it NO winter protection in a 6a climate. This spring 2020 it was completely dead or so I thought. This morning I was out weeding and discovered new growth coming out! I thought it was a lost cause but am happy to see! Anyone else have a successful sabal minor above 42N on the east coast?
Photo 1: close up
Photo 2: as discovered today
Photo 3: day of planting March 2019
By Ben OK
Does anybody else out there take advantage of sprinklers from their aerobic septic system?
Living in rural Oklahoma we had to install an aerobic septic system when we built our home. The soil here is a heavy clay, but with lots of rock in it. Because of the poor drainage of the clay, the system uses sprinklers to spray the treated waste water on the surface of the ground, rather than underground lateral drain lines in traditional septic systems.
We get enough rain here that lawn irrigation systems are not very common, so the two sprinklers from my septic system get put to good use. I built a flower bed around one of the sprinklers and I planted Musa basjoo there since the area never dries out. I also use the bed for sprouting seeds. I can just drop Sabal seeds in the bed and cover them with some leaves. I then forget about them for a month or two. The next time I think to look, the seedlings are growing with no extra work on my part. I now even put some of my potted Sabal seedlings in the back of the bed (since they aren't really adding any beauty to my other potted porch plants). I haven't watered the pots (by hand or hose)once all summer, but they still get a good shower daily.
And I know some of you are probably thinking: "Doesn't the water smell?" If you properly maintain your septic system the water doesn't smell at all like sewage. I still don't use it to water any food crops, but it is supposed to be treated and safe.
Here are some pics of my volunteers. They're under 3 older parents, on a south-facing wall of an unheated garage. Starting about 5 years ago, I've seen more each year. They were under leaf mulch, but for the past 3 years they've been exposed.
Plotting some beds out for development and was wondering about trunk size of Sabal minor & Brahea moorei.
i know they aren’t “trunking” but I understand Sabal minor at least does grow a subterranean trunk, how much space would one need to account for things like patio / sprinkler pipes / retaining walls, etc?
my searching leads my to pictures of trunking specimen..
one area is going to be full sun, that’s why I’m looking into Brahea moorei, as I prefer the look of more shaded S. Minor
By Tennessee Palms
A couple days ago I noticed the leaf on my Sabal Minor seedling has been taking off. To me it seemed like it grew about half an inch or so however when I looked back at a Facebook post from November I realized how much it has grown and I'm surprised to see that it slowly pushed out way more than I thought. The picture of it sitting in water is the November picture and the other one is from a few days ago.