Jun 11, 2021
Johnson & Johnson ordered by FDA to throw out 60 MILLION Covid vaccine doses made at plant hit by violations
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JOHNSON & Johnson has been ordered by the FDA to throw out 60million Covid jab doses.
The discarded shots were made at a facility in Baltimore where there were several violations.1A massive 60million vaccines will be thrown outCredit: AFP or licensors
The issues left 15million doses of the vaccine ruined due to an ingredient mix-up.
The plant closed two months ago following the mix-up.
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5 tips to keep your houseplants thriving for years
Nehemias de Leon-Martin has seen all kinds of plants as a manager of Planta in Southern California’s Highland Park, but some of the ones that impressed him most have been the dracaenas in his mother’s living room.
For more than 20 years, his mom has carefully taken care of the plants, letting them dry out between waterings and rotating them to give them ample sun exposure on all sides. The plants are happy, and it shows.
“They flowered and looked crazy,” de Leon-Martin said.
Danae Horst, owner Folia Collective in Eagle Rock and author of the book “Houseplants for All,” said she hears examples all the time of people inheriting plants from relatives that are 20 or 30 years old.
We talked with experts about how newer plant parents can keep their plant babies thriving for decades.
It’s possible to keep houseplants alive for generations. We talked with experts for their tips. (Getty Images)
Experts say you can keep houseplants alive for years or even decades if you pay attention to things such as when they need to be repotted, when they need to be trimmed and when they need to be cleaned of dust. (Getty Images)
It’s possible to keep some houseplants alive for decades with proper care and attention (Getty Images).
1. Know your plants needs
De Leon-Martin said that some people buy plants just a passing fad but the people who keep their plants alive for a long time really lean into what their individual types of plants need. They’ll figure out the soil, moisture and temperature needs.
He recommended learning what a plant’s natural environment is like and trying to replicate that in your own home. For example, if your plant is from a tropical environment with lots of humidity you may want to get a humidifier. If it comes from a dry environment, skip the humidifier and monitor your watering schedule.
He said people who learn those things are the ones who find success.
“They have plants that we sell in a four inch pot and they have it in a 15-gallon large pot and it’s probably five feet tall,” he said.
There are many blogs and websites with information on individual types of houseplants, including The Houseplant Guru (thehouseplantguru.com) and Dave’s Garden (davesgarden.com). Houseplant parents can also sometimes find detailed houseplant care information on the websites for university extensions, including programs around California.
2. Know when to repot
Eventually, your plant will need more space than its current pot and it will tell you when it’s time, said Ana Mirande, owner of Inland Empire plant pop-up business Plant Mami.
Mirande said that if your pot feels light even after watering or seems to dry out quickly this can be a sign that the plant is rootbound and needs to be transplanted. Other telltale signs are if roots are poking out through the pot’s drainage hole or the top of the pot.
When you select a new pot for your plant, Mirande said, you want to get one that’s only slightly larger. She said that a common mistake that people make is buying a pot that’s much larger than the original.
“People think that it’s going to encourage growth but really it’s just going to hurt the plant,” she said, explaining that plants aren’t well anchored when they’re transplanted in much larger containers and it’s also easier to overwater them.
3. Know when your plant needs more light
Horst said there are lots of signs that a plant may need more light and one of the biggest is if it takes on a stretched-looking unusual growth habit.
She said with vining plants such as pothos, you may see the plant develop long runner vines that have hardly any leaves on them.
“Basically what the plant is doing is sending out the vines as long as it can hoping to find more light,” Horst said.
She said when you see those kinds of habits, it’s time to move your plant to a location that can meet the plant’s light needs.
It’s also important to know which plants won’t have sufficient light inside your home, de Leon Martin said. He said that if you want to keep your cactus or succulent alive for the long term, it may be better to move them outside because most homes are too dark.
4. Gauge when it’s time for a haircut (and some cloning)
Can’t move your plant? Consider trimming it back to a level that can be sustained by the amount of light available in the space that it’s in, Horst said.
Mirande said another option is to divide and propagate that plant.
Horst said that propagation is also a good idea if your houseplant is struggling or starting to die. You can take a cutting and root it, effectively allowing you to start over.
Propagating also lets you share your beloved houseplant with others. Horst said she knows of multiple members of the same family who all have clones of the same jade plant, for example, because their grandmother each gave them a cutting.
5. Fertilize and keep those leaves squeaky clean
Horst said something a lot of people don’t think about is fertilizing houseplants. She said there’s usually enough fertilizer in potting mix to sustain plants for a few months after they’ve been potted, but after that it’s time to think about fertilizing again.Related Articles
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You also don’t want to let dust build up on your house plants, especially those with broad leaves, like a fiddle leaf fig.
“The dust that coats the leaves eventually physically blocks out the light and so plants aren’t able to photosynthesize as effectively,” Horst said.
She recommended that people wipe down their plants’ leaves with a damp cloth about once a month.