Sunday, August 17, 2008


Well, almost. This afternoon, decided to give 4,000 flame tree seeds a 90 minute acid wash 2,ooo seeds at a time. Everything was going well on the first 2,000 til the time to drain and rinse. As I lifted my 2 quart pyrex measuring cup to drain the acid off the seeds, the bloody power goes off. @#$$%%^&, I should have know. I shouted at Lian, I need drinking water, now, she hands me a diet coke. No, no, the big blue bottle by the fridge. Everything worked out, but I lost my nerve. Forget about the 2nd batch, let's head for the hill's with the 2,000 seeds we have now
We headed for an area where there are no flame trees, an area that I had all ready decided on many months ago. Every 50 feet or so, a few seeds were cast in no particular direction. How many trees will appear, I have no idea of course. On my germination test, flame tree seeds had a germination rate of 60% to 70 %. In the real world, 10%, maybe. Twenty years from now, will there be a 1,000 flame tree's where there are none now? I hope so. More later.

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