Sunday, July 01, 2007


Good afternoon, Growers!

Now that the giant pumpkin seeds and seedlings have been planted, the next few months offer opportunities for different horticultural research and study.

After hearing so much about switchgrass, I tracked down some seeds, did some research on germination, and tried a small test sample that you see above. They are a little tricky to sprout but very vigorous once they get started.

Switchgrass is one of the sources of biomass for alternative fuel production. It can be burned as substitute for coal or converted into ethanol.

So far, so good!

Have a pleasant afternoon,