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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Oct 19, 2012.
I've got a EE rooster and an americauna hen. I also have a white rock, barred rock, buff orp and wyandotte . I get pink and blue eggs on the same day (as well as light brown). Is that confusing or what? who's producing that pink egg? (the rooster, lol?)
Guess I'd better stop procrastinating and start the pruning.
Hope this works, first try embedding a photo in a forum post. Telecommuting today, managed to get all 5 girls, the Bad German Shep, one of the Corgwyn and the new feeding station we built last weekend (as well as hopefully the last pic of our old deck I ever hope to take, before it is rebuilt)
Quote: I have honeysuckle, but no asparagus.
Ooh! I love honeysuckle! Maybe I could get a few starts of the honey suckle from you next time we meet up or at the show in March if you are coming?
I'm planning on pruning my Honeysuckle today. I'll save some starts in case anyone wants. I'm not sure how well the start from winter cuttings, but it can't hurt to try.
The flowers look like this, but I am not sure of the exact variety, off the top of my head.
If anyone has advice on what to do with the starts, plz let me know.
The best way to root it is to use the bury method: take a longer shoot and pin 2-3", about 6-8 inches from the end of the shoot, into the ground, so that the tip is above ground. It will grow roots in any stem that is buried (similar to strawberries). It works really well if you graft the side or score the side of the shoot you are going to bury, takes a couple weeks though.
You can also do a leaf bud cutting, with some rooting compound, and bury the bottom 2-3 nodes in the medium. I usually just cut a 10-12" shoot off, remove the bottom leaves and buds, and put rooting compound on the whole stem, then put in water to allow it to root.
For reference only, I "borrowed" this from a blog that I found on google... NOT MINE!
If you don't have rooting compound, you can use willow branches, cut them into small pieces, smash them with a hammer, and pour boiling water over them and let them sit overnight making "Willow Tree Rooting Tea." If you don't have a willow tree... you can even try honey for it's antiseptic properties!
And if you want some help, I am available Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday if you want to take a lot of cuttings & prep them. You might be able to make a few bucks since now is the time to take them. I saw a lady on CL selling starts for $5/ea.
Now... does anyone have a willow tree or know of a willow tree around Tacoma? I'm out of rooting compound!
OMG! killer bee sighting- at the ocean! (lucky bee!)
LOL! I guess I had a lot more planned to say.... PRETTY EGGS JESS!