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Old 05-03-2009, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mother Nature does it again!

I have always been a believer that natural cycles such as the four seasons are much better than humans trying to mimic nature, say in the lab. Let the earth help us gardeners sprout seeds, grow plants, and propagate them. The earth knows what to do! After all, humans haven't always been around to make sure nature behaves. Case in point...

After the 3 inches of rainfall over the past two days, I went out to check on the garden. Last fall, I buried a pink banana near my musa velutina/dasycarpa patch to see if any seeds would sprout. Over the winter I have tried to germinate the seeds using the 'plastic bag method' on a heat mat. Thus far, I've only gotten 1 seed to germinate out of 25. However, Mother Nature showed her stuff today by sprouting 6 seeds from the banana I buried last fall! I bow down to her graciousness and thank her for her supreme glory!

Here's to nature and its awesomeness!

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Extreme Winter Lows: 5-15F, Extreme Summer Highs: 100-112F, Annual Precipitation: 52 inches
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Mother Nature does it again!

good post..i would advise anyone who is just a home grower to use the earth to germinate their seed..i dont see why these guys post things about the evils of chemical and commercial fertilizer,and never using them. some of those same people almost always use 100%artifical conditions to germinate seed.maybe im energy home hobby growers!!
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