Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:Hello Xisca,
Is the cardo mariano the common milk thistle ?
It will be interesting to see if the scolymus hispanicus can be established there.
I tried to plant capers by seed and did not succeed (by simply putting them in the ground and waiting to see what happens - nothing happened). This spring I cut a wild caper plant, took a part of its root system and placed it in pots - I think I may get about 10 plants, which I will plant throughout the farm and the surrounding area - hopefully they will spread - it's early to call it a success, but it appears to be going well.
Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:
The apple seeds I put in the ground now, are placed in a raised bed with rich soft soil. I protect them from the hot sun, with some straw and water them every day - sometimes twice a day. The refrigeration of the apples, from November till now, mimics nature's stratification cycle - I guess - that's why the seeds sprout so easily. I hoping they will survive, and I will pull them out in December and transplant them - then I hope the transplants will survive - it's a lot of hoping !!!
Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:Hello Tim,
Sorry for the delay. Roughly, if you can tell us where are you - what is the terrain like?–
Figuring out what your land wants to grow is a challenge - once you know, or at least begin to understand, that's when life begins to get easier and interesting.