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?