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Mar 30, 2017 7:47 AM CST
Good morning Philip.
Oh my, I thought that Fresno was a humid and cooler climate than here. We get 100 + temps for 5-7 days in Aug. It seems by Aug the SP would be well established and they will grow in spite of the heat.
Got another question. This Tuesday, a tornado hit 15 miles west of here and the softball size hail made havoc of roof's. As the winds tore down trees, fences, roof's, riddled cars etc, it stripped my 3 Chinese pastacio tree nuts. Can I bury them into the garden spot with the other decayed veges for additional fertilizer or will they sprout and create a Forrest of Chinese pastacio trees. Uggggg.
All this for a bushel of SP??? Oh well, I enjoy planting, blooming flowers, and harvesting a few beans, cucumbers and cantelope. Good therapy.
Thanks for your reply. Vivian
Name: Anne
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Mar 30, 2017 9:38 AM CST
Hi Vivian and welcome to NGA!

I'm thinking you will end up with a forest of pistachio if you bury the seed. It largely depends on how close they are to harvesting. Immature nuts probably won't sprout but the mature ones will. Three things to consider - if your compost pile gets hot enough that would kill germination or you can let them sprout and pull up the seedlings as you see them or use corn gluten aka Preen on your pile to keep them from sprouting.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Mar 30, 2017 11:10 AM CST
Howdy ! There ! Vivian 😁
Ya could of tree mailed me.
Terible ! To hear about bad storm 😬
You could bury branches. Butt ! Ho Ho ! You would have to bury em, at least 12 inches deep. Do you??? Otherwise you would have shick-a-bob sweet taters. Humm???😕??? But, Hay !!! They would be ready for the BARBEYQ ! Rolling on the floor laughing

Toss branches. Leaves OK !

Sweet taters are suspose to love the heat. Did you know that you can eat the leaves ? Look it up. I cant remember exactly. I think ya boil em ?
Preen ! No no no and NO ! Thats the most expensive corn glutten meal you can buy ###!!! You want 40% corn glutten meal. You can get a 50lb. Sack at a farm supply, that costs as much as a little bag of preen. Its a cattle feed supplement. Thumbs up

You like to grow pole beans ?
I'll send you some of my yard long seeds, if you would like. Been saving seeds over 30 years. The hotter it is, the faster they produce ###. Plus, they go all season. 😮😎 Thumbs up

Thing that saves us hear in the heat of summer in the San Joaquin valley, is low humidity. Occasionally, humidity will go up a few days, low pressure system, comes through. Everybody's hattin life. I know central Texas's humidity. Whistling
Yours is probably worse, huh ?
Latter gattor !!! 😎😎😎

Opps !😬! I got off subject. BAD BOY BAD BOY !!!
Tree mail me. So we dont get into TROUBLE 😬😬😬
Ttfn 😎😎😎

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