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Southern Cross Seed Saving: Were we fruitful?

24 Apr 2011
Sunny 18°C / 64°F

Back in September 2010 I put out a call for Oz Seed savers

Did we have any success?
Enough for any returns?


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Nothing to do with seed saving! I am glad to find a new journal entry, I was beginning to get worried by your long silence and hoped that it was because you were on a well-earned holiday. I can’t believe nothing is going on in your garden, how are the chooks?

Posted on 28 Apr 11 (over 4 years ago)
graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

Thanks for the note. A nice relaxing holiday would indeed be nice! :-) Sadly not – but maybe…?
Things are in a state of flux here, so much so that we have adopted the phrase “it’s complicated” as our mantra for the meantime. A lot of things have slipped by the wayside, my regular Folia participation is one of them but no doubt normality will return again, or I’ll adjust and this will become the norm!

As for gardening? I’m glad of the perennials; as a back up plan they have paid off nicely, I don’t feel nearly as guilty as I could. :-) We also (emphasis on we) managed to get some garlic and broad beans in a couple of days ago so I (note the silent change) can pretend I’ve still got a green thumb!
The Chooks? The girls are doing well, and Brocollini (in memory of Broc) that is the cockrel that slipped through the sexing process, is growing well. I think he’s over 15 weeks now and still not crowing but no matter as we have had the offer of a legitimate retirement farm for him. His sisters can stay here and continue upholding there end of the deal, especially since they ended up with the last of the peppers!

Posted on 28 Apr 11 (over 4 years ago)

Hope things get a little simpler for you and the one that has been helping you. Remember that you have carrot seeds enough for the Apocalypse, from last year. Miss your droll sense of humor.

Posted on 28 Apr 11 (over 4 years ago)
graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

Ah carrot seeds aren’t the half of it. I’ve got enough tinfoil to make hats well into the next century, so we are really set – and I mean really set! – o_O – Muhahahah.

Posted on 30 Apr 11 (about 4 years ago)

lol nothing like a good supply of tin foil hats..

Posted on 30 Apr 11 (about 4 years ago)

I have a Czar white bean growing atm, inside. Something outside kept eating it :( I never found that something either, so double :( It’s the last white Czar too, can I make that a triple :( ?
I have seeds to try again in spring.
However…..I may hold back. We have decided to move, so in the process of fixing up this house so it can be sold and then find a new home. Hoping to be all moved by March 2012 at the latest, November 2011 at the earliest. Nov would be so nice dream on.
I haven’t been on Folia in months. Life eh.
But I have not forgotten these seeds, I kept the envelope and will definitely send back anything I manage to grow :)

Posted on 01 Jun 11 (about 4 years ago)
graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

You had a battle with those, I’m surprised to hear that you actually have a survivor!

No problems, such is life. I know exactly what you mean as we are exploring all our options at the moment, and it sure does make life hectic. Not much time for anything else, and the phone company loves us. ;-)

Posted on 01 Jun 11 (about 4 years ago)

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