I need to do something beneficial with all the seeds I gather during the growing season in preparation of making salve. I’ve taken to the idea of making Seed Bombs and Grow The Rainbow is inspiring with their “Seedles” (aka Seed Bombs). I need to take out the tedium of making them with some sort […]
Time to get back to making salve and prepping for the new grow season!
Crack open a Calendula head and what do you find? More structures to crack open! Let’s take a typical Calendula head and the Outer and Inner Seeds: Now let’s deconstruct this head, separating the Inner and Outer Seeds. And then finally crack open these structures and inside we find True Seeds: Interestingly we find discussion […]
First edition Sunflower Seed Packet art below. More to come, all plants, same style!
On September 5 2018, the Calendula oil was added to 41 grams of Borage plant material. The process was quick and completed by simply shuffling the Calendula oil to a container with the ground Borage plants. The intention was to use only Borage petals, which were previously harvested, however ultimately were lost due to an experimental […]
But that’s OK because Ptarmigan Seed is moving location! The technical difficulties posed by WiFi will probably not exist at the new location and why I’m not making this solution work. However it does work given adequate network coverage. What we have is an Arduino Uno microcontroller leashed to a vintage Dell Laptop. Finally three […]
After 44 days of soaking (Start: July 31 2018, End: September 5 2018) the EVOO took on a grand Sun-orange color. The taste was earthy, moreso than EVOO by itself. See directly below for the final strained EVOO*. *Note: The EVOO seemed to drain rather slowly with the first try. A movie below has been sped […]
Let the comic do the talking… But there are remediations in order! More info to come…
I’ve found quite a bit of variation in the quality of seeds harvested from this last grow of Sugar Snap Peas. Smooth, round and consistent color VS wrinkles, pockmarks and discoloration. My prize seeds have an appearance of the seed in the upper left (labeled “A”). And my scale, for this harvesting, goes from Grade […]