Thursday, May 8, 2014

A time to plant...

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted" 
-King Solomon

I think we have babied these "babies" long enough!

We had to try out several treatments before deciding which combination of scarification and soaking would work for each of our legume species. 

Lespedeza capitata seed enduring a sanding treatment before soaking.

The first Lespedeza capitata germinants appear just days after planting.

Lespedeza seedlings almost ready for their roadtrip.

Tephrosia virginiana seeds soaking.

One of our first Tephrosia germinants just popping up in the cloud forest-like propagation room.

Examining Tephrosia leaves during a recent census of our seedlings.

We are taking these Tephrosia seedlings out next week to plant at the 3 common garden sites.