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Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by tortoise, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 12:33 AM
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    That's CRAZY! And, awesome! Don't you wish they could talk so you could know here the heck they've been?
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 12:46 AM
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    How long were they gone?
     
  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 3:16 AM
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    A whole month!!
     
  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:31 AM
    NH Homesteader

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  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:31 PM
    tortoise

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    My medjool date palm seeds germinated! :eek: internet said it would take 90 - 100 days. Was 9 days! I planted 30 of them and domed them. about 20 left, and maybe a dozen that I haven't soaked yet.
     
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  6. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:37 PM
    frustratedearthmother

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  7. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    @tortoise What are you going to do with 30 date palm plants?
     
  8. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:19 PM
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    That's wonderful news! If a bit of a mystery!
     
  9. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:38 PM
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    I am hoping to sell them. I buy dates to eat that work out to $0.50 each (usually less). That's a bit pricey for my opinion, but if I can sell date palms to offset the cost... eh, that would be pretty sweet. I have no idea how fast they grow, but maybe next year before Easter I can sell some? IDK!
     
  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:11 AM
    frustratedearthmother

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    That's a great idea. I'd like to know how fast they grow too. Where did you get the seed? Did you just save the seeds from dates?
     

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