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Sprouting Old Seeds

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posted on May, 22 2019 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

A thread that I missed somehow. Now I have to read it all.

I was sort of planning on taking Fluffy's Sister with us when we move. Part of the plan would have involved making a deal with the moles. Like, "Okay, when you see the divot here, tunnel under it so the landlord won't know that I stole some of his dirt."

Doesn't seem crazy to me




posted on May, 22 2019 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: zosimov
a reply to: InTheLight

Hi InTheLight!!


I'd be delighted to hear any updates! How exciting just to try.


Yes, it is exciting, isn't it? So I planted the Alaska peas with the tomato plants in that special soil. The peas should come up in 56 days, so I will update if anything happens. If it does, then I will have peas to eat for the whole season. The old peas had a pale green colour, so maybe there is life still in there.

The spinach seeds were yellow, so I'm not to sure about them. Anyway, they should start sprouting in five to nine days in cooler weather, which we have right now. Serendipity? Supposedly, it is difficult to persuade spinach seeds to germinate in hot Summer conditions.

More exciting news, we just bought a grafted apple tree and planted it with bone meal and good soil. It has five different species of apples grafted on it and they supposedly all ripen at different times. The types of apples are: red mcintosh, honeycrisp, fuji, gala and braeburn. We are babying it by fencing it in with chicken wire so the critters don't get to munching on it. We were told we will have apples next Fall and I am excited to try baking a five apples pie.



posted on May, 22 2019 @ 12:50 PM
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Hard to say if the strategy worked, or if I'm just plain crazy.


Why can't it be both.....



Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on May, 22 2019 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: pthena

Lol, my rational side objects but the intuitive side is adamant.



posted on May, 22 2019 @ 01:26 PM
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originally posted by: Mike Stivic
a reply to: zosimov


Hard to say if the strategy worked, or if I'm just plain crazy.


Why can't it be both.....



Respectfully,
~meathead


It definitely could be both.





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posted on May, 22 2019 @ 01:44 PM
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Try for a balance, or at least a nice pendulum swing.



posted on May, 22 2019 @ 08:17 PM
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originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: zosimov

Try for a balance, or at least a nice pendulum swing.


No balance, life is for circumventing...in other words, life is for living and replanting.



posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 09:44 AM
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Here's an update to those old seeds I planted, for anyone that is interested.

So far, five of the heirloom Alaska Pea seeds have sprouted and I posted a picture of them - four on one side of the planter and one on the other side, so less than a 30-40% success rate I am guessing. I really didn't believe they would sprout at all, so 'never say never' (mental note to myself).

Don't the pea spouts look amazingly strong and healthy?

As for the spinach seeds, germination takes longer, but there is one little shoot of something there...to be continued.




posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 12:15 PM
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life is for living and replanting.

Been thinking about that sentence for days. I guess I'll have to write a fairy tale along those lines.

Fluffy's sister was bypassed by the mower yesterday. Then the edger with the weed wacker took it out, stakes, label tape and all.


We have a Carnation of the Air plant in a pot now, away from the lawn.



posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: InTheLight



life is for living and replanting.

Been thinking about that sentence for days. I guess I'll have to write a fairy tale along those lines.

Fluffy's sister was bypassed by the mower yesterday. Then the edger with the weed wacker took it out, stakes, label tape and all.


We have a Carnation of the Air plant in a pot now, away from the lawn.


Yes. Replanting seeds in all areas of one's being and life. Some get weed wacked while others blossom.

Odd you should mention fairy tale when I just purchased two frogs sitting in rocking chairs from a garage sale for my intended fairy garden; they might need a little TLC.




posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 01:44 PM
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two frogs sitting in rocking chairs from a garage sale for my intended fairy garden; they might need a little TLC.

Ummm — there are two of them. They look fairly happy together. I wouldn't want to interject myself in there much.


Those chairs might need weather protection. Mostly shaded, cool, moist area. Avoid ultra-violet rays.



posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 02:04 PM
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Those sprouts DO look amazingly strong and healthy!

Funny I was going to post my own update today as well, since the lovely looking plants which prompted this thread finally got into the earth today

I'm growing 4 varieties.
Bloody Butcher
Carbon
Ananas Noir
Super Sweet 100 (cherry)
They're all fairly fast to grow/mature, so the shorter growing season hopefully won't impact them too much.
It's been a really cold spring and Saturday was the first day the night temps were warm enough for the hot weather plants.

Very cool update. Thank you InTheLight!!

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posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 02:09 PM
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Awwww dang it.



Still, I am very glad you're focused on living and replanting my friend


That potted flower should be lovely.
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posted on Jun, 5 2019 @ 08:14 AM
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Good luck with your tomato seeds. I just bought tomato plants as our growing season here is very short.

I mixed up the germination times of the spinach and the pea seeds, the spinach should have sprouted up to nine days and the peas should not even have sprouted yet, but they did and the spinach did not, so I am not sure what is going on here.




posted on Jun, 5 2019 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: InTheLight
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Good luck with your tomato seeds. I just bought tomato plants as our growing season here is very short.

I mixed up the germination times of the spinach and the pea seeds, the spinach should have sprouted up to nine days and the peas should not even have sprouted yet, but they did and the spinach did not, so I am not sure what is going on here.



If you ever do start seeds indoors try one called Dester. It is an amazing tomato. It is very dense with little white inside. I would describe it as the perfect tomato. Absolutely delicious flavor.

Finally warm enough here to get things going. I hope we have a long fall this year. We are at least 2 weeks off. Lilacs are just blooming here now, which is super late even for us.



posted on Jun, 5 2019 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm


Finally warm enough here to get things going. I hope we have a long fall this year. We are at least 2 weeks off. Lilacs are just blooming here now, which is super late even for us.


Same here, and also hoping for a long, extended summer now that it's finally got rolling.

Good luck growing!

PS. My tomato plants are settling in so nicely and are really gorgeous and healthy-looking. The Bloody Butcher even has a beautiful purple underside to its leaves. To think a few months ago they were lying dormant stashed away in a dark garage!




posted on Jun, 5 2019 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

originally posted by: InTheLight
a reply to: zosimov

Good luck with your tomato seeds. I just bought tomato plants as our growing season here is very short.

I mixed up the germination times of the spinach and the pea seeds, the spinach should have sprouted up to nine days and the peas should not even have sprouted yet, but they did and the spinach did not, so I am not sure what is going on here.



If you ever do start seeds indoors try one called Dester. It is an amazing tomato. It is very dense with little white inside. I would describe it as the perfect tomato. Absolutely delicious flavor.

Finally warm enough here to get things going. I hope we have a long fall this year. We are at least 2 weeks off. Lilacs are just blooming here now, which is super late even for us.


I certainly will look for it perhaps next year, but this year I planted Chefs Choice Orange Hybrid tomato plants. Here's a little information about them. I hope they live up to that review.

I also planted two cherry tomato plants but I can't recall the name right now.

www.totallytomato.com...

Great write up for Dester from that site too.

www.totallytomato.com...
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