Farm Worklog Feb 25, 2024

Cold stratified French Wild Lavender (L. dentata) (4 weeks); Wintergreen (gaultheria procumbens) (6 weeks); Szechuan Pepper (Zanthoxylum simulans) (6 weeks); American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) (4 weeks); Mountain Snow Berry (Gaultheria depressa) (3 weeks); Azarole (Crataegus azarolus) (6 weeks); and Three Leaf Akebia (Akebia trifoliata) (4 weeks)

I also put the catnip seeds in the freezer with the strawberry seeds, and am soaking a packet of plumeria seeds. The latter are likely not viable after so long but no reason not to try. I put a drop of fish fertilizer in the water and ye gods does that stuff STINK. I got it all over the counter lolsob.

Pre-soaked the caesalpinias, (pink, red, orange, regular(?) and Mexican); mimosas, regular and EH Wilson; Hong Kong Orchid Tree; and cassia javanica. Also did the 1% bleach solution for the sambucus mexicana. (Blue elderberry)

I was a little bad and ordered more seeds. Yuzu, Rangpur Lime, Purple Forest Guava, Golden Alexandria Strawberry, Sacred Lotus(!), Wormwood, Patchouli, Peruvian Basil, Chinese Mahogany, Green Pepper Basil, Wild Arugula, and Curry Plant, from Trade Winds Fruit.

Also I bought a fancy mandarin orange at the Asian market we went to on Saturday, and it was full of seeds.  I know oranges don’t usually grow true from seed, but I’m going to plant them anyway and see what I get. If nothing else, they’ll make good bonsai stock.

Currently sorting through the herbs to update my spreadsheet.