L is for Legume. The definitions of legume: n. - A pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached at one suture, as that of the pea. The fruit of leguminous plants, as peas, beans, lupines; pulse.
Since I am on the plants subject, I will share with you my latest attempt to propagate Perilla Mint leaves from the cut stalks I bought at the grocery store. Don't laugh..ah...go a head.
It is the amateur and fast fix way to experiment. I am not exactly a full time gardener, and do not have a green house or the tools to grow rows of plants at the same time. Most importantly, I haven't exactly figured out where all my plants should go.
What is going on here? I am trying a new spot that doesn't have much shade right now. From experience when trying to root new plants, shade is vital because they need to be shielded from the harsh sun. I also know frequent watering is important. These two requisites have been proven to work for me.
Here, I am using my old gardening straw hat to give the plants some shade and some shishkabob sticks to hold the hat in place. I didn't spend a dime, because all the materials were readily available, and it was a fast fix. They are doing well so far. I haven't seen any leave wilt or dried out. And if they don't survive, I can still wear my hat.
We use Perilla Mint for colds and fondue wrapping, and with these two purposes alone we can never get enough. Additionally, they can only be bought from a grocery store that is more than 40 minutes away from where we live, so having them fresh and on hand is a dream.
1) Have you ever try to root plants from a stalk? What was it, and how did it do?
2) Can you think of another way to shade these plants without breaking into my blogging allowance?
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