Seeds of Fall

Although most people think spring is the time to plant, many plants prefer fall.  The cool moist soil and winter temperatures provide a cooling requirement for temperate climate plants.  If a seed packet suggests refrigerating seeds for a specified time, better to just plant them outside in the fall and allow them to winter over naturally.  Or put them in pots outside.

Today I planted 10 Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) seeds.  I have eaten Jujube fruit but never grown any.  Some taste a bit like apple and some are meant to ripen and dry and taste like dates.  I have no idea which I have seeds for so will not be sure for years.  The fruits are very nutritious and have medicinal properties.

I also planted a dozen Wild Plum (Prunus americana) seeds.  I had dozens of these in Texas.  Loved by wildlife and people both.  They are easy to grow from seed and I hope to get good sprouting.  I will transplant these up the hill.

I had another Medjool date palm seed sprout in the window.  It is about time to bring the other 3 back into the house for winter.  They are 2 years old and could fruit in 3 more years.

I enjoy cool fall weather and planting the last seeds.

My Variegated Spider Plant has babies with small roots so I placed three of them in 4 inch ceramic pots to make new plants.  They are still attached to mama and root quickly this way.  I will have 3 pretty pots to gift away in a month or two.  Who could resist?

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About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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