Using both indoor an outdoor sowing methods a new prairie of warm season bunch grasses, and forbs. Indoor Methods Indoor Medium: Peat pots Indoor growing environment: Heat mat, 2 florescent lights on 12 hours. 1 plant light, 1 plain. Side oats grama propagation Indoor sowing results produced leaves within seven days when laid on top… Continue reading Seed germination for native prairie 2020
I never thought I’d be writing a title like this one. We live in a world of hand sanitizer, scientific knowledge, and medicine. Pandemic was a word reserved for prepper types and stuff of fiction. But here we are. And here I sit in the room of my dying father. He is so thin and… Continue reading Reflections during a pandemic and my father’s passing.
Planted cabbage and lettuce outside on 3/17. These will be a complete test but should help me busy in late spring! Indoors trying old seeds to see if any sprout, including beets and Roma tomatoes. Will pick up tomatoes from the person down the street if I can’t find any. In the patch that’s been… Continue reading Veges for 2020
Spring weather dictates what winter imaginings are actually done. This weekend was balmy. Sixty degree temps rid us of the last February snow. It was a good time for trimming the 4 year old peach trees. The days of training into an espalier are gone. If I had found Ian Sturrock’s video on espalier earlier,… Continue reading Peaches get a buzz cut for spring – espalier no more?
Solidago rigida – Solidago missouriensis