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Crystal Hartman Family Volunteer Afternoon is TODAY (Jan. 29) from 4-6 pm.
All are welcome.
http://edibleplantproject.org/nursery/directions/
29.01.2015 at 02:36 pmLike
Crystal Hartman
28.01.2015 at 04:39 pmLike
Crystal Hartman Shout out for volunteer coordinator(s) for this Sunday (Jan 31, 12-4) and future Sundays.

I am usually unable to host the Sunday volunteer days and EPP is in need of a few volunteer coordinators who can
See More run the show. We want to keep the Sunday thing going, so please contact me if you are available regularly once or twice a month. Norm has graciously agreed to do the second Sunday of each month.
352-214-8179

We are grateful for any time you can give.See Less
28.01.2015 at 03:40 amLike
Crystal Hartman Oh, Lyndall has also offered to do a Sunday or two a month, and she just did one a couple weeks ago. Thanks Lyndall!28.01.2015 at 03:54 amGabriela Waschewsky This Sunday is Feb 1. I'm already committed to teach that day, but AE (after EarthSkills) I can take the first Sunday of each month.28.01.2015 at 10:29 am1view 5 more commentsBrian MonkeySoul Stanton The only reason why we did Sundays is because Michael Adlers religion.... many people have expressed preferences for Saturdays, especially because family and their religious purposes and students getting ready for school. I cant be around for at least another month.28.01.2015 at 01:58 pmCrystal Hartman Thank you Gabriela! I have you down for the first one of the month starting in march. Brian, I will consider switching it to Saturday. Let me confer with those concerned first. Thank you for the suggestion. I however, am usually in Perry each weekend.28.01.2015 at 02:01 pm1Brian MonkeySoul Stanton It would be cool to partner with OSAC, as they have work parties on Fridays at the student gardens. It would be nice to have satellite workshops to expand outreach and accessibility in town to available folks. Also the bus doesnt run Sundays, which has been a constant expressed barrier. Thanks Norm, Crystall, Lyndall, and Gabriela Waschewsky!28.01.2015 at 02:07 pm1Crystal Hartman Brian, OSAC is coming to EPP Sunday Feb 8 for our Project Propagation! Woot woot!28.01.2015 at 02:09 pm2Brian MonkeySoul Stanton Ya, we have kept a good relationship w them, especially the past officers. Kristin Balko is very knowledgeable and involved. If you have any innovative partnership ideas. Wilmot gardens has a propagation greenhouse. If we could forge an alliance it would be awesome to have a bldg core of volunteers and leaders. Michael Adler had presented to the Master Gardeners and I Wendy Wilbur and I have talked about getting them involved, as they are at Wilmot and other locales.28.01.2015 at 02:14 pm
Crystal Hartman This is so very important! <3
27.01.2015 at 02:12 amLike
Miranda Castro hey Crystal - shall we do something?!
26.01.2015 at 05:17 pmLike
Crystal Hartman Having a crazy not great day. I will look at this ASAP and get back to you. <326.01.2015 at 06:43 pm1Miranda Castro no pressure - i'm not back yet ... :-)26.01.2015 at 07:31 pm
Judah Cordovano Hi, I'm new to the group. Where is your nursery and when is it open?26.01.2015 at 05:05 pmLike
Crystal Hartman Hi Judah Cordovano. Here is a link for directions. We are open Thursdays 4-6 and Sundays 12-4 regularly. I am available to meet by appointment as well. Please feel free to call me 352-214-8179. Welcome to the group!26.01.2015 at 07:12 pm1Crystal Hartman http://edibleplantproject.org/nursery/directions/26.01.2015 at 07:12 pm1

Sugar Cane

Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum) is a perennial grass species with a sugary stem that can be chewed on, or refined into sugar. In North Florida, it has historically been used to make (cane) syrup.         

It enjoys moist soil that is high in organic matter, and if you can get it, clay. I have been advised to fertilize it with “tobacco” fertilizer with an N-P-K of 4-8-12.  If you just use lots of manure, you should be ok.  Make sure you have plenty of lime in the soil too.

In our area, sugar cane is historically harvested as the first frost of the year approaches. 

The leafy area on the top and the old leaves are stripped from the canes, and the canes are buried under piles of this refuse (called shucks) to keep them safe from the frost until they can be ground for juice, and the juice boiled into syrup.            

The roots will re-sprout the following spring. Apparently the crop is best the first or second or third years after planting, but yields decline after that, and by about seven years tops, the roots should be dug up, and the crop replanted. Propagating is easy.  Use whole canes or pieces that include at least a whole internode section (with a node at both ends), and plant them in trenches about six inches deep.
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2 comments to Sugar Cane

  • Jeannie

    I just wanted to let you know that it is fantastic grilled, too. You shouldn’t swallow it, of course, but the flavor is worth the trouble! Cooked in oil, it tastes like any other delectable grilled vegetable, since what makes other grilled veggies so tasty is their caramelized sugars. Cooked in butter, the flavor leans more toward a toasted marshmallow. They make fantastic BBQ skewers!

  • thanks for the great tip jeannie!

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