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What’s to seed this year?

I repeat……. don’t forget bees….. they don’t forget their tasks in the circle of life and we survive thanks to them…..


da Botanical Interests Seed Packets

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Idea for compostable seeder.

Only by corn flour and water, mixed together, shaped in to a cup and baked you can obtain a compostable seeder.

Look at the photos here.

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When your plant is grown sufficiently, put all in to the soil. In this way the little plant doesn’t suffer transplanting and the seeder will be eaten and compostated in to the soil.

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Theobroma seeds.


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 kelvin, per favorire la germogliazione, per almeno 8 ore.

Appena appronto il tutto posto le foto.

a presto.

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Nostoc commune.

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In the first photo it’s swollen by water, in the second sun has dried it.

It’s a cyanobacterium able to fix nitrogen known as star jelly, witch’s butter, mare’s eggs, fah-tsai and facai (that is part of the food served at the Lunar New Year in China).

It initially appears like a small, hollow gelatinous, green or brown,  ball that becomes  flattened and convoluted and appears like a gelatinous mass.

It’s cosmopolitan and survives in any conditions: from polar regions to arid areas.

After few rainy days it appears, but a single sunny day dries it fastly.

In not rigth conditions it remains dormant till water starts to be available again and soaks it again so to allow it to grow. The dry colony is able to resist either to heat and to frost. This is possible because it doesn’t produce oxygen while it’s dormant.

It’s eaten in the Philippines as a green salad.

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from Urb Apothecary