What kind of tree is this? Survey Says: TAMARIND
- 14 May – I wrapped a few lines of painter’s tape around a bamboo grilling skewer to make an impromptu measuring stick. I figure if it needs more height, I’ll go with a taller skewer for now, rather than stick my one good ruler in the dirt.
- 16 May – this little guy is rapidly outgrowing his first home. This afternoon, he is going to get his peat pot planted in a 5″ self-watering pot – or so the plan goes. According to the Moon section of the Farmer’s Almanac, today is an auspicious day for transplanting.
- 17 May – ok, so that didn’t happen. This afternoon he’ll get transplanted.
- 18 May – ok, so THAT didn’t happen either – probably because I read more about this Gardening-by-the-Moon. There’s a lot more going on with this than I’d first given thought to, including the timing of the waxing, waning, gravitational pull, tides and the like. I think it’s time to pay more attention to those almanac entries that say when it’s time to do something.
- 19 May – NOW the little guy is in his own pot.
- 21 May – we may be getting very close to an answer to the tree mystery. I expect an answer on 28 May.
- 29 May – the voting is in, and the answer is found on Wikipedia: We’ve got two tamarinds in the works, also known as Tamarindus indica – and here’s the article.