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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

How do trees sleep? Huh, Sleep?

Posted Monday, May 23, 2016, at 10:44 AM
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  • But speaking of direct seeding in the garden.... Oh, maybe we were not speaking of that but today and tomorrow MIGHT be good seeding days since it looks like we MIGHT have a few rainy days in our future.

    Maybe enough to get the seeds started with enough moisture to help them pop out. I have the "next generation" of soybeans and corn ready to go.

    My six varieties of eggplant sure took their time sprouting. They were planted 22 days ago and a few came up 10 days ago with the Florida Market EP breaking the potting mix surface two days ago. I had almost written them off.

    Better late than never and with the cool nights it was just as well they were not in the garden anyway but like an expectant parent, the wait was starting to get to me.

    We may have a "social" meeting coming up this week and I could share some black cherry tomato plants and Rutgers, but they are still small and not really ready to set out, so I may hold them until our June meeting.

    I have the mints in water for rooting but they have not sprouted any roots yet so they might be better to wait as well.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, May 23, 2016, at 10:44 AM
  • Didn't you say you had some apple mint?.....I would love to have a few cuttings from it...it's great in my apple slaw or orange, apple, banana, cherry, blueberry fruit salad!...

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, May 24, 2016, at 8:51 AM
  • I have a cutting with your name on it Chef. Not sure why it is called apple mint since I can't taste apple. May need to re-evaluate what it is but that seems to be the name I've had on it for at least 20 years.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, May 24, 2016, at 11:24 AM
  • I had to smile, Steve, at the mental image of a handful of after dinner mints sitting on a wet paper towel, in an aluminium pie pan.... if anyone could get them to sprout, it would have to be you.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Wed, May 25, 2016, at 12:17 AM
  • I gotta admit lazaurus, when I first read you comment it was in an email that lets me know someone has written something but I don't see the whole conversation so I was scratching my head to figure out how dinner mints popped in your head.

    They won't grow by the way, tried it, but might try again if I don't eat them first.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, May 25, 2016, at 6:59 AM
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