Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
Midwest, 12footer, aiyueaccent, dennyj622, slumer
17,770 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics39,775
Posts541,438
Members17,771
Most Online3,583
Jan 15th, 2020
Top Posters
esshup 26,750
ewest 21,009
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 14,280
Who's Online Now
10 members (anthropic, highflyer, Jackinthabox, Shorty, nehunter, Bigtrh24, KenHorton, RAH, Quarter Acre, Theo Gallus), 276 guests, and 152 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 27
P
pdubdo Offline OP
OP Offline
P
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 27
I’ve been trying to establish some pickerelweed in my 1 acre pond but to no avail. Something eats it, roots and all. But I just found some native mud plantain growing in a shallow seasonal pond nearby. Nothing seems to be eating it so I’m considering trying it out. Anyone have thoughts or experiments with this plant? Thanks!!

Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 2,317
Likes: 87
Online Content
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 2,317
Likes: 87
I had the opposite happen...Pickerel Weed established well, the Mud Plantain would not take. I would welcome Mud Plantain at my pond without a doubt.

My limited experience with plants (aquatic or otherwise) has taught me that if a plant likes the area they will take a hold rather easily when transplanted...If not, efforts may be in vane.

Pay close attention to the environment of the nearby pond where the plantain is growing and try to find a similar location at your pond (soil type, sunlight/shade, water depth, & surrounding plant life).


Fish on!,
Noel
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 5,419
Likes: 147
R
RAH Online Content
Lunker
Online Content
Lunker
R
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 5,419
Likes: 147
I had to protect my emergent plants from critters to get them established, but after that they spread well. I initially put thorny honey locust branches over them, but also have used chicken wire cages successfully. With the honey locust branches, be very careful not to wound yourself. The advantage is that they rot away over time.

Last edited by RAH; 06/21/22 07:32 AM.

Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
Connor Kelley
Recent Posts
Long distance sprayer
by Jackinthabox - 06/26/22 08:29 AM
What attacked this SMB?
by Shorty - 06/26/22 08:12 AM
What did you do at your pond today?
by Bobbss - 06/26/22 12:57 AM
Pond Leakage
by teehjaeh57 - 06/25/22 11:05 PM
Too much muck for spawning
by That One Guy - 06/25/22 10:49 PM
How to dig out a settlement pond?
by esshup - 06/25/22 06:16 PM
Air pump question
by Quarter Acre - 06/25/22 05:55 PM
Juvenile Hybrid Stripers Dying
by Snipe - 06/25/22 02:02 PM
Orangespotted Sunifsh
by Snipe - 06/25/22 01:42 PM
Pond Redo
by RStringer - 06/25/22 01:30 PM
Aeration with NO storage
by highflyer - 06/25/22 11:02 AM
Just limed my backyard pond
by esshup - 06/25/22 12:14 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
New Record Bluegill
New Record Bluegill
by Theo Gallus, June 10
pond 6
pond 6
by Stressless, May 10
Molly Ann surveys her new Puppydom
Molly Ann surveys her new Puppydom
by Mongos Pond, January 28
Fry
Fry
by CityDad, January 20
Baldcypress
Baldcypress
by Stressless, January 11
Still active
Still active
by Shorty, December 15

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5