Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Grocery Store Orchard?

I have a passion for growing anything that has a seed. I know that fruits you buy in the grocery stores are mainly ( ok 99%) hybrids and will not come true from seed, but somehow I just can't help myself. I have to plant seeds from any kind of fruit that I buy.
I decided to experiment last season and continue it this season too. So far from fruits purchased in my local produce department, I have grown, oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, starfruit, grapefruit, pomello, pomegranates, scuppernong grapes, pineapples ( from the crown)papaya and guava. There are times that I will buy a fruit just for the seeds. I told you this was an obsession. LOL
The diversity is amazing. I cannot wait to see the results. My newest addition is the Moro Blood Orange. It germinated in about 2 weeks just under flourescent lights without the advantage of bottom heat. I am planning to try some kiwi vines soon.
Are you growing grocery store orchards too? Am I alone in my universe?
I am trying to keep notes on techniques and germination rates. Hopefully at the end of this growing season, I will be able to publish my results.
In the meantime, try it and see what you can grow.
I dare you.....

Genesis 1:12
The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to it's own kind. And God saw that it was good.


medo said...

i love to save any seed i get from the grocery store food!! and when we gut off the roots from food, i toss them out, they grow back sometimes, it's funny! i have a pineapple plant too!! i used to have a starfruit plant but it died in the winter :'{ i still have my mango tree, she's still small. but i love her!! LOL i had these huge strawberries, and saved the seeds, grew them, forgot about them, they died, but they did grow!!!! LOL i always love to grow stuff. LOL i'm one of those people who just love to try anything and everything. :'} its amazing that how much we are so much alike!! ~Medo

Campbell Jane said...

I only save onion bottoms for the squirrels to eat. haha
I gave your blog a plug on my blog today.

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