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Moving an Established Fig Tree. Delayed post from Nov 2017
Yeah, my daughter wonders why I still garden when they grow everything I need. It's what you said, Daniel, and more. I just enjoy going straight out to pick what I want, be it asparagus, cilantro, or a tomato. I need to begin plotting my strategy for the upcoming year.
The Psychological benefits of gardening gave me a little push to get out there more this year.
Last year was a lazy year, but now I've got quite a few seeds, plan on getting more, plan on getting a Pomegranate tree, and a few other things, all of which will push me out the door and bring me all those good gardening benefits.
Daniel, I like what Seed Savers Exchange do, but haven't grown enough of their plants yet to say for sure how much I like them.
Someday, I may start saving seeds like you do, and sending them some.
Spud, what did you think of seed savers exchange? I've read about them and I think they are a great group. My Eqyptian Walking Onions came from them in about 2001.
Psychological benefits of gardening:
Physical exertion, meditation, sunshine, perspective.
I also like the little cats that come visit, and talking to the chickens.
Randy, for about 15 years I've been growing Egyptian Walking Onions. Those onions are winter hardy, even in the upper midwest, and make scallions in early Spring before any other kitchen garden plant is available. They make their own onion sets at the top of the old plant, so they go on seemingly forever. But, the scallions are only good for a few months. I have also been trying some bunching onions, that never make bulbs, but it is too early to say. Plus, immature onions of the bulbing types.
Daniel, yeah, you're back! I read your onion sprout blog. I never had any luck with onion seeds. Do you plant scallions and such?
Today I received from Seed Savers Exchange, seeds of 3 kinds of Broccoli, 2 kinds of Peas, Celery, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Tomato, Muskmelon, and Watermelon.
Spud, on the treated corn seeds, I avoid them but i they come treated I plant them anyway. The rationale for treatment is that corn seeds rot in cool soil. The treatment is antifungal so they don't rot before germinating. If planted in warm soil, it's not usually necessary. Randy's method for soaking them probably overcomes the rot issue by getting them to germinate before the fungi and molds have a chance to do their dastardly deeds.
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