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This year I plan to experiment with dehydrating them as ingredients for MRE-style instant meals. My spouse has a friend who sells pre-measured mason jars full of soup ingredients (you just add boiling water), and we'll be studying that style of storage and food prep.
Originally posted by 74Templar
reply to post by missvicky
Colder than usual winter perhaps? Many spring bloomers are utterly dependant on soil temp as to the success of how well they both grow and seed.
Even though I live in a tropical area, it is inland and we do get frosts and very cold nights up here, so much so sometimes the fire is on during winter, even though the days still reach 24-26 degrees C.
It has a marked impact on spring bloomers if you have a very cold snap late before it starts warming up again, as the seeds tend to get lethargic before the soil warms up enough for them to germinate properly. That's just educated guesswork mind you, but if you plant before the soil has a chance to lose that coldness, it definetely has an impact on your seeds and seedlings.edit on 23/4/2013 by 74Templar because: (no reason given)