Friday, January 29, 2010

Sasafrass Season

The sassafrass will be flowering this month which means it's time to go look at what I believe is the local tree. This will further confirm that I have identified it corectly and let me know when to go back again to collect seed. Hopefully there is another one somewhere in the area that I just don't know where it is.

On the potting front there is still no sign of anything coming up. It's only been a couple days though so I'm not too worried. I also haven't bothered to look up germination times for anything.

Coming up is the Hunger moon since it is the next to last moon before the vernal equinox. As most of us know in the northern hemisphere this is a time when very little is growing and withouth the local grocer we might be having a hard time finding food. It's a great time however to plan the bed and prep for the coming growing season! I have an expansion in mind but again I will have to chop down a tree.

4 comments:

Joe said...

hey,
Im trying to see a sassafrass tree in person but haven't been able to find one, I had a feeling you might know were I could see one in the Arlington or DFW area, any help would be appreciated I would like to find one this week while on spring break

Jacob Royer said...

They're not easy to find if you don't know what they look like but the best areas to look are around water and near pine trees since they grow in similar soils. They don't have any leaves yet but you might find one flowering.

Joe said...

I was hoping for a secific location of a tree, Ive looked everywere at river legacy with no luck, I do know what they look like but without leaves or flowers its almost impossible, ok well thanks

Jacob Royer said...

I wish I could give you a specific location but the only one I know of is on private property and I don't think they want me telling everyone.