Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Brad weeding plans from the Prairie collecting trip

Scott, Kevin, and GrayC brought back seeds and propagules; Brad has been charged with growing them on. He amended the soil in this bed to increase drainage and things have gone well. Joan and her volunteers planted out some of the products of this trip last summer in the Prairie section of  Fern Valley. I ran into some of those same volunteers this morning at the Smithsonian and they assured me that those plants were doing well, indeed, had grown. I've got to get out and look at them. They're easily visible from the road, identified by the dense thicket of plastic labels. Joan and Michael did serious soil amendment there too. It included mixing in limestone gravel and creating a slightly raised berm.

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