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Out They Come

January 7th, 2016

Waaaayyyyyy back at the end of the summer I put sour cherry and plum seeds in the fridge to stratify. I noted on my calendar that they needed to come out at the end of December. This morning I pulled them out.
stone fruit seeds
Now that they’ve had their dose of cold treatment hopefully I get a few of them to germinate. Some of the tart cherries have already germinated, so into small pots they will go. None of the plums are germinating.
Tart Cherry Seedling
I’m really hoping to end up with a few lovely trees for myself and for a few friends, we shall see. It’s always a gamble to do projects like this, but I don’t lose anything but a little time if they don’t germinate. I’ll keep you posted on their progress.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.