My youngest cat, now a year old, loves drinking from moving water; from
faucets, hoses, pumped water in the bird bath etc. So, I, having this
quite large Oriental gazed pot I found years ago at a garage sale,
decided to make him a fountain in it. The only thing I could find to
plant in it was Spathiphyllum. I got the job done and the cat loves it
but it is not too stable. The only thing I could find to stabliize the
pump hose was to stand a wire cookie cooler rack upright in the pot and
wire the hose to it in the position suitable for the cat to reach it.
The pot is quite deep and the only way I could keep the plants up high
enough was to put one of them in a vase and set it on top of a jar and
have the water high enough so that the water would flow into/outof the
vase. (This plant I had washed all the soil from the roots hoping to
grow it without soil.) The other plant I placed pot and all in a
suitable ceramic bowl and set it on a jar so that the rim would be
above water level but will have to water it individualy for now. The
reason I did this is I wanted to see how the soiless plant would do and
if works OK, will wash the soil from the other one. Then I placed a
rock with some holes all the way through and put the hose through it to
let the water come out of the rock.
the problem is, I need a more stable way to to set it up. The cat loves
it, It is quite pretty, the spath is blooig and none of the hardware
shows as the plants are quite full but I would like it to be more
stable. would so much appreciate some advise. thanks in advane.--lee
well Cereus, it is refreshing to see that you are still your ole spit'n
vinegar self! :)
thanks for the responce even if it isn't what I wanted to hear. you are
right; I do get carried away with explanations. --lee
Yes, its dosage.
That's why most cabbages and their vegetable kin are thoroughly cooked
before eating. Its to break down the oxalates.
Have you ever noticed that raw cabbage, when eaten, has that slight spicy
hot taste. Particularly the cabbage "heart".
Nevermind talking about horse radish. Its full of all kinds of nasty
chemicals that are borderline toxic to humans. That's what makes it so spicy
hot it makes your eyes water!!!
On Sun, 30 Oct 2005 02:29:42 GMT, "Cereus-validus-..........."
Yes, I've noticed that. I also liked to eat rhubarb leaves, even
though I was told not to. I've eaten much more raw cabbage than cooked
cabbage, it was almost a staple while I grew up.
Never died, at least yet, as far as I can tell.
As a child my mother cooked in aluminum pots and everytime there was
cabbage, I ended up in that 'little back room' throwing up. Also soups
with a lot of tomatoes and fats. I could eat the raw cabbage but the
heart burned my mouth. I only cook in stainless now and have no trouble
with cabbage steamed or stirfried in olive oil. Think that oxalates and
aluminum conflicted? 'course didn't know about that and still don't
'cept what i am learning from you folks and other groups.
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