I had a surprise this week. I glanced over my stratifying seeds in the refrigerator and found my Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum, seeds were germinating. I quickly transplanted them to pots in my kitchen. That was a mistake as they began to droop. Not enough root to support the leaves. I placed a plastic bag over the pots and the leaves perked up.
I was surprised. I don’t read anywhere that they could sprout at refrigerator temperatures. I guess my fridge isn’t as cold as it should be… Anyway, I now have some tiny seedlings that have reservations in my “maple quarter”. I’m a lot more hopeful that they will survive compared to, say, Trump’s chances… Chuckle. He’s toast. He’s not growing his base and there are signs that the GOP isn’t willing to follow him over a cliff.