Bryant RedHawk wrote:Citrus growing where it gets to cold for them to live (around 15 degrees f can spell death) can be done but it takes some efforts to keep the chill off.
I have grown lemon and grapefruit trees where the temperatures got down to 0 f occasionally.
The way I saved the trees was with frost blankets and old fashioned smudge pots.
Where I am in Arkansas now, I plan to have some citrus trees in the future but I do plan on building cover supports for them and I'll have to use the hot rock trick from my tribesmen.
I had thought of actually building a special tree green house but I've since changed my mind about building such a permanent structure.
What I'm planning now is four bolt together walls double glazed with plexiglass and using a double layer frost blanket over the top.
Chris Kay wrote:
Quinine is something that anyone can make at home and something that is being manufactured each and every day in the form of Tonic Water. Tonic Water has the exact same Quinine that the drug being used to treat the [Coronu]
Quinine has many uses and applications. It is analgesic, anesthetic, antiarrhythmic, antibacterial, antimalarial, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, bactericide, cytotoxic, febrifuge, fungicide, insecticide, nervine, stomachic, tonic
If you ever feel a chest cold coming on or just feel like crap make your own Quinine. It is made out of the peelings of Grapefruits. Take this concoction throughout the day as a tea. Zinc enhances its effects,
All you need to do to make your very own Quinine:-
Take the rind of 2-3 grapefruits.
Take the peel only and cover it with water about 3 inches above the peels.
Put a glass lid on your pot if you have one....a metal one is fine if you don't.
Let it simmer for about 2 hours.
Do not take the lid off of the pot till it cools completely as this will allow the Quinine to escape in the steam.
When I followed this recipe for myself I immediately recognised the taste of the cooled brew from my youth at the bar of my Grandfather's Ukrainian Club. That should read as: authentic.
My hope is that this simply adds another bitter to your "bow".
Leslie Russell wrote:Thank you!! Yep, me and alcohol had to part ways some years ago, so no bitters for me 🤪
George Waterhouse wrote:Be careful when freezing seeds (good advice from Bonnie and Joseph). Verify from seed saver sites which seeds can be frozen and which cannot. Also, viability decreases over time. If you save your seed by year, you can sprout a few seeds each year from each growing season. Within a few years you will know how long you can keep your seeds. As for containers, those dozens of pill bottles you've been throwing away are particularly good for saving seed, and the amber color helps reduce the destructive effects of light.