Tyler Ludens wrote:I just bought some dried White Mulberries. Do you think they might grow if planted?
If it works well I might plant tomato plants during Autumn each year rather than Spring. We go through stress for 'economic efficiency' (plant spinach instead so that you double your crops in the same space), but less efficient methods can be much more enjoyable and easier.
Tim Kivi wrote:A tomato plant that grew from a supermarket seed in compost has survived my entire Adelaide winter despite nights dropping to 3 degrees C/ 37 F. ....
If it works well I might plant tomato plants during Autumn each year rather than Spring.
Sonja Draven wrote:You all are so enthusiastic! I'm excited to try some of this. Especially using bean mix for ground cover crop. I will be getting some from Bob's next time I'm there and using it for sure.
I bought some squash from a local pumpkin patch and want to save the seeds to plant next year (although I can't see planting them all - I got so many). I rinsed them and have them drying now. Do I keep them in a jar in the cupboard? Freezer or fridge?
Sonja Draven wrote:Those are gorgeous, Joseph! I hope they are hardy for you.
Thanks for the replies, all. I will go the freezer route since it is really hard in the PNW to keep anything consistently dry. Is it okay to preserve/keep all seeds in the freezer?
r ranson wrote:Not sure if peppercorns or fenugreek are seeds, so doing a germination test on them.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:I grew fenugreek this summer from seeds sourced at the grocery store. I harvested the seeds about a month ago, and threshed them today. I got about a teaspoon of seed. That's a big win, since that is about 15 times more than I planted. I grew them as transplants. Next time, I intend to direct seed them in early spring.
Thekla McDaniels wrote:If you buy bulk "hibiscus flower" often there are seeds in it. It's also called "roselle" and "biesap" and "agua de Jamaica". The seeds germinate readily, but they've never flowered for me. I think they need a longer growing season. And should you be lucky enough to get the plant to flower, it is not the petals you want, but the fleshy sepals that are under the petals. The part that in most plants is green, the thing that is on the outside when the flower is in bud stage.
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