For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Jun 24

Your Questions About Gardening

Mark asks…

How to grow a few inches taller?

I want to grow an inch or two taller. I’m a 17 year old girl, 5 foot 2. I have been the same height since I was about 13/14. I exercise 4/5 times a week in the gym, mostly cardio. I also get at least 8 hours sleep a night. Any tips how to grow an inch at least?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Advice from a grow-tall, weight-control and body shaping Doctor with copy-right:

Everyone has own body condition. Those grow tall easily can be very tall even with serious grow-tall obstacles. But one bad habit may stop you from growth. It is only destructive to compare your height with others. All advice here is written for those keen and difficult to grow tall.  Try as hard as you can to boost-tall for a few years.  Whatever the result, you have no need to look down yourself.  Though taller the better, body height is not everything.  Add value and attraction to yourself by other ways!

Let me gift you an INDICATOR:
Statistically, a girl of 14.0-year old is as tall as her mother. This indicates whether your average habit is good or not. If you are shorter than your mother on or after 14th birthday, your mature height may be much shorter than genetic height, because your average habit is bad or you have serious grow-tall obstacles.

GROW TALLER FOR YOUNG ADULT with epiphyseal line of growth plate closing:
Dr. Edison LEE has discovered that the epiphyseal line of long bone growth plate does not close totally before mid-age. You are usually informed no more growth when more than 80% epiphyseal line of your long bone has sealed. During most of our life, some new bone cells will be born in growth plate to replenish the lose cells; or to repair the grinded and hurt bone. It is difficult but possible to accelerate the birth rate and re-open the epiphyseal line a little to boost-tall, with the help of professional grow-tall Doctor.

A small % of male over 25 or female over 23 can grow taller naturally. Our eldest successful case of boost-tall is 37-year old. But the chance to grow several inches naturally at your age is impossible. To start and boost the pace of your next growth spurt, you are advised to check your chance. Remove grow-tall obstacle thus found then boost tall according to your body condition, with the grow-tall Doctor’s advice.

Dr. Edison LEE discovered that jumping can help only 32% teenagers to grow tall. About 38% has no effect. Frequently jumping too high (over 30cm) or too much is harmful to about 30% teens who are either lack of human growth hormone (bone cannot elongate); or mineral (bone too soft). Dr. LEE found that running too fast or playing ball too much or is harmful for persons difficult to grow tall. Running, playing ball and cycling are exercise mainly with horizontal movement which is not good to help vertical growth. Playing ball over 45 minute or fast running for more than 30 minutes a day may be too much for you. Your soft bone, growth-plate and joint may be hurt, subsequently retarding your growth.

Before absorbing sufficient mineral, new born bone cells are soft as meat. Mineral in natural proportion is better than artificial pill to harden your bone. Without sufficient space in joint, your bone cannot be elongated but be pressed to grow horizontal. In order to grow tall, you have to widen joint space by jumping, stretching or swimming. This is why persons without doing enough good exercise are usually short, wide or fat. Details see
Hanging from a static bar is not as effective stretch as a vibrating bar of bus and train. But don’t do this if you are heavier than 60 kg to avoid damaging the bar.

You should select foods good in protein, carbohydrate, cellulose, mineral and vitamin. On the other hand, you must avoid foods threating your growth: food and drink with caffeine, too much sugar, salt, sauce or alcohol; fried, smoked or junk foods.

Kefir AB milk , fish, sesame, cheese, egg, pea, nut, tofu, grape, seaweed, mushroom; and baby fish eaten whole with bone, are good mineral and protein sources. The mixture of them is good for grow-tall during puberty.

Baby fish of less than 5cm or two inches, with bone eaten by you, may be the best source for mineral. It contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and trace elements in natural proportion good for building bone. Its mineral, protein and fat can also be digested easily. But killing baby fish is not environmental friendly. Only very serious case is recommended to eat baby fish!

Cheese (125g or 3 oz./Day); 2-3 cups of kefir AB milk ( ); egg yolk ( 3 per day with sufficient fruit and vegetable ); sesame(60g or 2 oz.); tofu (1kg or 2.2 lb.); or dried baby fish (80g or 2.5 oz.) are also good mineral source.  But you should not eat as much as mentioned above.  A mixture of them in small amount each is better than one item in large quantity. Tiny baby fish, with bone eaten by you, may be the best source for supplying full range of minerals, not only Calcium and Magnesium for growing tall. But it is not environmental friendly.

William asks…

What should I use as a medium to continue the growth of my store bought maitake mushrooms?

these are fairly expensive in te supermarket, but they are very healthy (they dont give you butt cancer like shitakes). i heard that it’s good to use sawdust, but I dont have that around. I heard that you can just put the mushrooms in soil and leave them in a dark place, but I dont feel good about randomly taking dirt from my backyard (i’m afraid of bugs, impurites, etc) Whay should I do.

GardenersCardiff answers:

A bit of Googling using the phrase “growing maitake mushrooms” (when searching for a phrase using a search engine, put quotation marks around it, so the search engine will treat it AS a phrase, and not just a random collection of words), i found this:


Hen of the Woods mushroom is the nickname for the maitake mushroom. Maitake mushrooms have been used medicinally in Japan and have gained attention in the last 20 years in the United States. At home, logs can be inoculated with the spawn to produce mushrooms. It can take a year or more to see results from growing maitake mushrooms, but then they can continue to produce for up to four years.

Step 1

Obtain your log from a local farmer or business that provides firewood, or cut a log from a tree on property that you own or with the owner’s permission. Choose a log from a hardwood tree such as maple, oak or aspen for the best results. Make sure your log measures 3 to 4 feet in length and 3 to 6 inches in diameter. Also, make sure the log wasn’t cut more than two months ago; otherwise, there is a chance the log is contaminated with wild mushroom spawn or mold. Obtain a log that has been cut in either late winter or early spring so that the sugar content in the wood is high.
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Step 2

Set aside your log for 1 month to allow chemicals in the wood that can kill fungi to dissipate. Soak the log in water overnight the day before beginning inoculation.
Step 3

Use a drill with a 5/16 inch drill bit to drill a 1 ¼-inch deep hole. Make a row of holes along the length of the top part of your log so that each hole is spaced 6 inches from the next, and each row is offset 2 inches apart. Add holes to the ends of the log as well.
Step 4

Hammer one spawn plug into each hole you made on the log until the plug is completely inside.
Step 5

Melt cheese wax in a double boiler. Use a cooking thermometer to make sure the temperature doesn’t get above 300 F degrees. Dip the paintbrush into the melted wax. Paint the wax over each hole to seal in the spawn plugs.
Step 6

Keep the log moist with water. Put it in a location indoors or outdoors where the temperature will remain between 55 to 70 F degrees. Maitake mushrooms typically take about 1 year to develop, and sometimes can take as long as 3 years. Harvest sections of maitake once their edges darken by cutting them just above where the base of the mushrooms meet the log.

Read more: How to Grow Hen of the Woods Mushrooms | Garden Guides

Linda asks…

Can you sell morel mushrooms to restaurants?

I was wondering if anybody knows if restaurants would buy morel mushrooms, and if so? What kind of restaurants? Usually how much?

Thanks for your help!

GardenersCardiff answers:

I am former chef and have bought from private vendors, things like asparagas, fiddleheads, salmon and other fruit and veg.

The only thing you may find with mushrooms of any kind is the suspect issues, being are they safe, most places might be reluctant to buy them unless you have a certication as a qualified mushroom hunter.

When I worked in B.C, Canada we had a vendor bring morels, chanterelles, lobster, shiitake, shimiji and enoki mushrooms grown then organically in the woods north of Vancouver, he was well known to the restaurants and hotels in the city so he had not problem, I would look to what the one person said, find a market base for them, and as most mushroom hunters have there own private spot, like truffle hunters in Italy and France, make sure you can sell them, otherwise you can dry them and sell them that way, we bought from a commercial company in the winter, dried morels/chanterelles and porchinis, plus they ground the odd ones for seasoning or to add to sauces or pasta mixes.

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