To town I went.
I went to town this morning to get deer food, sunflower seeds, shampoo and things like that and actually some food for me too. I also changed my lottery numbers while I was at the super market, the ones I had didn’t bring me wealth and fortune at all, as best they gave me my money back 🙂 Thankfully I never remember the numbers I have but I tend to have a few I never change, like number 13. I also bought a bunch of paper wash cloths, You know the kind one has for babies because I’m about to sow the seeds I’ve bought this winter.
Some of You might now wonder why I bought those if I’m going to sow seeds? Well it’s because it works even better than sowing in soil and I have better control of what is happening with the seeds. It’s possible to use this method for any kind of seeds but if they are tiny, like the ones many annuals have, it’s easier to do it the old way in pots with soil or directly on the spot the plants are supposed to grow at.
One can use common paper towels of course but they tend to either become a mush or mold easily, the wash cloths for babies usually stay in one piece for the entire time. The seeds I’ll sow later today is mostly from trees or bushes and up here most tree and bush seeds need a cold period to germinate. So I make the cloths moist but not wet, put the seeds in the middle of the cloth and folds it so the seeds are completely covered. Then I put the cloth in a plastic bag and place it in the fridge. Normally it takes at least three months until the seeds germinate but it’s best to start checking if anything happens after three or four weeks. Sometimes it takes several years and then it’s best to change the cloth every now and again.
At the moment I have five Persimmon seeds (Diospyros virginiana) that has been in the fridge twice since I bought them almost a year ago and now finally they all have started to germinate. The climate here is on the border to what it can manage but since I have an Osage orange living here I thought why not try 🙂 I wasn’t sure if these seeds would germinate so to be sure I bought five more 🙂 It looks as if I might have plenty of small plants to swap at the plant swapping day 🙂 I can take some photos of how I do if You like, just tell me in a comment down below.
I also went down to the creek and took lots of photos and for a while I wasn’t sure what photos to show, some from the town and some from the creek? All from the town or all from the creek. But I thought that You see the creek all the time so the photos from town it is today. Lotta is back 🙂 She came before it was too dark yesterday and I got two photos of her. Besides the eye she looks just fine. Tiny however didn’t come at the same time, she turned up a bit later all by herself too.
The fire is burning in the stove but not for too long since it’s rather warm outside, I don’t want to boil while sleeping 🙂 I have a cup of tea by my side and after this I’ll have a big bowl with yoghurt and sliced apples. I’m still not really hungry after the Christmas food 🙂
Have a great day!