I repeat……. don’t forget bees….. they don’t forget their tasks in the circle of life and we survive thanks to them…..
Ecco come si presentano dentro la cosiddetta ‘bean’ dell’albero del cacao.
Avvolti in una massa gelatinosa, commestibile, si fanno asciugare e fermentare per essere indirizzati all’industria del cioccolato.
Uno di questi semi sta per essere seminato in un terrno fertile leggermente acido, e posto in ambiente con minime intorno ai 15-20° e luce bianca con almeno 6400 di lumen, per favorire la germogliazione, per almeno 8 ore.
Appena appronto il tutto posto le foto.
Today is the winter solstice, it’s the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the Northern emisphere.
It’s the first day of winter.
Beyond any historical or legendary considerations about its meaning, astronomically today the sun ‘stop’s its slope.
In reality it’s earth that stops its movement on its ellptical step, and climb up again till summer solstice.
For plants this is the first sign of their rebirth, they start very slowly to prepare themselves to a new spring time.
On our hands, we have to plan and program all (in any case the majority) works in the veggie garden, in the bug beds, in the herbs beds. We have to be prepared for the moment in which themperatures (the night ones above all) are right for new sowings, new transplants, for pruning fruits.
From now we have to supervise temperatures of day and night. By a thermometer that record the lowest and the highest themperature during the 24 hours, we will know the trend of this parameter. Reporting them on paper or pc we can make graphics and previsions and understand, as much as possible, when starting with our new sowings in-door.
Thanks to a friend of mine I have recived my first bean of Theobroma cacao.
I’ll try to seed and grow it in-door.
I’ll put it into a pot with neutral- sligtlhy acidic soil, in a dark room at 24 C degree, with costant level of humidity.
To preserve humidity and create a climate similar to the tropical one I’ll put the pot inside a plastic transparent beg, till it sprouts.
foto da PianetaBlu e SmileTherapy