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Oct 2, 2017 8:37 AM CST
|Winnie the Pooh would call this a Very, Very Blustery day !|
Our first taste of winter this fall.
Lucky for us, it is only a taste for one day.
Good day to begin packing seeds up to send to swaps.
Oct 2, 2017 9:29 AM CST
|And what a taste it is. Yesterday the Blue Jays were visiting and then this morning the birds are gathered in the bushes and coming in for seed in flocks.|
Oct 3, 2017 8:40 AM CST
|The seeds for the NARGS swap are ready to mail, and the seeds for the Canadian swap are almost ready. A blustery day can be good for seed swaps.|
Oct 3, 2017 9:25 AM CST
I'll have to check out the seed swaps.
Did you dig up your Dahlias? Mine are still in the ground, I hope this -5C isn't harming them. Maybe this afternoon I'll be able to lift them and get them drying in the GH.
Oct 3, 2017 1:25 PM CST
|Very impressed, Caroline. I've been collecting seed all season, but am only now cleaning in earnest. So now I have a chance to listen to my nephew's podcasts (deadideas.net) while I perform seedy duties. I will have enough to send to the SRGC, too.|
Oct 4, 2017 8:29 AM CST
|I did not do dahlias this year. But I do have geraniums, thunbergia and begonia tubers which should come in.|
Cleaning seed can be tedious and time consuming.
For my own garden, I am not too particular about chaff, but for swaps the seed should be clean. I also send the end of purchased seed packages into swaps. Packets which were purchased this current year.