Archive | April, 2021

Indigofera Suffruticosa seeds for sale

23 Apr

The temps have finally cranked up in central Texas and I am finally confident I can keep my Indigofera Suffruticosa seedlings happy. You can join the seed planting party here at my Etsy shop. https://etsy.me/3tnpIAv

Seeds soaking in hot water overnight.

I’ve soaked my seeds overnight allow them to swell. They are labeled to keep my husband from “cleaning” the bowls. Imagine why….

Using a spoon I put them in the prepared seed trays. Hopefully the 80° F weather will feel better than the cooler temps. We gone thru worm season, now I need to watch for crickets. Weather is cranky this year and the insects are confused, as are the humans.

The bad news is that I believe I lost all my plants during the Texas deep freeze in mid-February. We covered the plants with frost cloth and had heat lamps in place but 6 days without power, freezing temps, ice & snow took out my plants despite our efforts to protect the plants. I lost 2, 3, & 4 year old plants. We are on the north range of the plants and usually can protect them. This weather was evil. Olive tree growers ride the same risk being located at the northern boundary of the grow zone. I am seeing reports of olive tree loss.

Fortunately I have seed and will grow again. We haven’t pull the plants yet, I keep hoping they will surprise me. The prairie larkspurs are giving them a send off.

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