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My wormwood made it!

Postby sugarcreek » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:49 am

Last summer I bought three roman wormwood plants from Perennial Pleasures. We had a pretty horrible winter here in the midwest and I was worried the plants wouldn't make it even though they are purported to be hardy to zone 3. This morning while checking into my gardens I came across this:

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Of the three plants this has the most shoots by far. Im hoping the others will be popping up soon.
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Re: My wormwood made it!

Postby skow69 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:43 am

Congratulations. Real life Pontica, fresh from the garden. Let us know how the product turns out. I love green booze.
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Re: My wormwood made it!

Postby zedzedtop » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:48 am

Mine came back a couple of months ago. Deer don't mind keeping it mowed back to an inch however.
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Re: My wormwood made it!

Postby sugarcreek » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:09 am

Absinthe is on my (from purchased "gns" I'm embarassed to say) distilling punch list but I'll be buying from Pacific Botanicals rather than raiding my humble garden plot.

ZZT - Sorry to hear about your gardeners.
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Re: My wormwood made it!

Postby myles » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:48 am

zedzedtop wrote:Mine came back a couple of months ago. Deer don't mind keeping it mowed back to an inch however.


Does the flavour come through in the meat? :lol:
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Re: My wormwood made it!

Postby zedzedtop » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:58 pm

I actually just found out that I'm allowed to take these deer if in season and with permit/license etc.

SC, get the grand ww going?
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Re: My wormwood made it!

Postby myles » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:58 pm

I suspect that in your situation I probably would not do so myself :lol:

I know that when I used to shoot the odd hare for the pot I wouldn't shoot my own as I liked to see them running around, but would shoot them on neighbours land.

Deer are so infrequent in my area that I am sure SHMBO would be most upset if I took one.
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Re: My wormwood made it!

Postby Kapea » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:38 am

Looks good SC! You'll be cutting an ear off by the end of summer, no doubt. :!: :wink:
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Re: My wormwood made it!

Postby sugarcreek » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:12 am

@ZZT said:
SC, get the grand ww going?

Last year was a dismal failure. Tried to start with self-sterilized dirt (horrible stench in the house) and ended up with a yellow fungal growth. Just gave up. I'm about ready to start some sunflowers inside and will give it another go w/ commercial starting soil and a growlight. I'll keep you up to date.

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You'll be cutting an ear off by the end of summer, no doubt.

I gotta tell you, I like the idea of absinthe, I really do. And that's after a HORRIBLE bought with another anise flavored beveraged (Ouzo) in college after which even the slightest whiff of licorice made me queezy. However, it's not a spirit I can sit down and sip. I find (the horror, the horror!) I mainly keep it around for sazeracs. Im sure Vincent wouldnt approve.
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Re: My wormwood made it!

Postby Rebel_Yell » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:27 pm

I have used Pro-Mix for years for seed starting with great results. I pre-wet it as I break up a part of the bale for use.
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