h a l f b a k e r y
Is it soup yet?
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
Someone needs to make this, a co2 "dispersement" device that is powered by those small co2 cartridges you get for a co2 bb gun, once screwed into the device, it disperses co2 evenly over all of your plants, safely ensuring both the life and productivity of your plant.
Carbon Dioxide 4 Greenhouses
Gas bottles and generators for greenhouses [PiledHigherandDeeper, Oct 04 2004]
Please log in.
If you're not logged in,
you can see what this page
looks like, but you will
not be able to add anything.
||It would be fun to see if you could get a given houseplant to grow faster with a high-CO2 atmosphere, but you'd probably need to put a bag or container over it to keep the gas from dissipating before it can have any effect. For fun you could put a teaspoon of baking soda and a little vinegar in a glass and put it by your plant--the fizz that comes off this mixture is CO2.
||A typical airgun gas cartridge contains 12 grams of CO2. While this equates to about 500 liters (enough for about 50-80 shots from a typical airgun), it will only provide about 3.3 grams of carbon. Probably not enough to be very useful.
||An easy (and less expencive) way to increase the amount of CO2 available to a plant in an isolated atmosphere (aquatium, glass jar, 2L bottle) is to fill a small dish with baking soda and then fill a tied off finger cot (finger condom) with vinegar, and put a pinhole in it. put the vinegar cot into the small dish with the baking soda. The reaction between the chemicals produces new CO2 gas and the apparatus creates a "slow release" effect.
||Put your lawnmower into the living room and leave it running. You might get a little CO but plants don't really care about that.