The Walden Effect: Homesteading Year 5. Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Homestead Blog

Innovations:

Homesteading Tags

Recent Comments



Blog Archive

User Pages

Login

About Us

Submission guidelines

Store


Perception vs. reality

Cat in squash patch

Perception: My fancy, hybrid butternut seeds didn't germinate very well.

Test: I checked the packet to see how many seeds I planted --- 30. Then I counted how may seedlings had come up --- 24.

Reality: 80% germination in a wild, garden setting isn't bad at all. I did replant the gaps with saved, unfancy butternut seeds though. Gotta have plenty of our goats' favorite concentrate!



Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.


I'm curious about your use of straw/hay for mulch. Is it organic? Almost all of our local hay has been sprayed. I have read that the glycophosphate causes problems down the road? We're using wood chips now... Thank you!
Comment by merryann Tue Jun 7 01:09:14 2016