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Re: Mesquites are sprouting

Hope you're saving a record of your experience growing this plant.
Native plant people ought to be interested.

On 2/27/08, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> I went into the greenhouse last night and some of my mesquite seeds are
>  starting to sprout.  I planted 6 pots with 3 seeds each where I
>  scarified the seeds, and 3 of those have one or more seedlings. I
>  planted 8 pots where I poured boiling water over the seeds and let them
>  sit for about a minute, and one of those has a seedling.   If they grow
>  I'll repot them into 5-gallon containers for the summer and then plant
>  them along my back fence next year.   The back fence has managed to kill
>  off at least 80% of everything I've tried to plant so hopefully I'll
>  have better luck with these, and it's sure cheaper than buying them.
>  I have quite a few more seeds too, they are devilishly hard to get out
>  of the pod, so I left the rest of the pods after I'd pried out enough to
>  start with. Perhaps when I'm watching TV I'll do more. If I plant enough
>  of them the odds are better that some will survive.
>  Cyndi
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