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loveofrose
06-25-2017, 07:30 PM
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Homegrown Yarrow for Viking BOMM

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Homegrown Wild Ginger for Ginger BOMM

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Homegrown Texas Hibiscus for Dragon's Blood BOMM

Coming soon...
Gesho (Rhamnus perinoide) for T'ej BOMM

I cannot be the only one? Right?


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loveofrose
06-25-2017, 07:33 PM
And yes, I know what the hibiscus looks like. I get a lot of comments on that.


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dingurth
06-25-2017, 10:02 PM
And yes, I know what the hibiscus looks like. I get a lot of comments on that.


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AHAHA this is great! I would totally do it if I had a yard... I contemplated growing dandelions in the window box of my apt for a dandelion mead, but it turns out you need a SHIT TON of dandelions for that. Oh well. Maybe I'll rent a plot in a nearby community garden next year. (not just for dandelions!) :)

bernardsmith
06-25-2017, 10:53 PM
Some plants are easier to grow when the growing season is longer than about 90 days ;)

mannye
06-26-2017, 04:57 PM
AHAHA this is great! I would totally do it if I had a yard... I contemplated growing dandelions in the window box of my apt for a dandelion mead, but it turns out you need a SHIT TON of dandelions for that. Oh well. Maybe I'll rent a plot in a nearby community garden next year. (not just for dandelions!) :)

Dude... you're in Brooklyn. Go harvest dandelions. They are all over the place. Well, at least in Queens they are. Go to Flushing Meadows and bring a bag with you. ACRES of dandelions. Just don't get stuck with a used needle. ;)

EDit...

I don't remember if it's too late in the summer already for flowers though.

mannye
06-26-2017, 05:01 PM
I'm excited to hear how the Dragon's Blod clone works out. I absolutely hated the commercial one, but I've since realized I was unfair as who knows how long that bottle had been there and I've never tried it again (it was expensive and it sucked...)

mannye
06-26-2017, 05:02 PM
And your dedication to the craft is admirable.

dingurth
06-26-2017, 05:44 PM
Dude... you're in Brooklyn. Go harvest dandelions. They are all over the place. Well, at least in Queens they are. Go to Flushing Meadows and bring a bag with you. ACRES of dandelions. Just don't get stuck with a used needle. ;)

EDit...

I don't remember if it's too late in the summer already for flowers though.
(I think it might be)

But the real problems with this are (aside from the needles I'm sure to find):
1) Queens. Why would I go there.
2) even if I went that's like a 3 hour round trip for flushing meadows.
3) the fact that Queens is full of dandelions supports #1. Brooklyn and Manhattan actually spend some time maintaining their parks.

Sometimes the price is just too high. No, I'll stay in Brooklyn. :cool:
Or maybe I'm not dedicated enough :p

Edit: In fact, there was a guy trying to organize a dandelion harvesting event, and even they were going upstate instead of going to Queens! AHAHA

mannye
06-26-2017, 05:53 PM
Lol. As a long time resident of Queens I'm insulted and completely in agreement with you. Lol.

Actually, for a while I lived in Woodside and we natives are so loathe to leave our natural habitat (except manhattan of course) that even though the strange land of Brooklyn was less than a mile up Greenpoint Ave, we never ventured into the actual Greenpoint area. Because, you know... ew.


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dingurth
06-26-2017, 06:52 PM
Lol. As a long time resident of Queens I'm insulted and completely in agreement with you. Lol.

Actually, for a while I lived in Woodside and we natives are so loathe to leave our natural habitat (except manhattan of course) that even though the strange land of Brooklyn was less than a mile up Greenpoint Ave, we never ventured into the actual Greenpoint area. Because, you know... ew.

lol, that's what's going to happen when the only train connecting the boroughs that doesn't go through manhattan is the G... I mean even to me Greenpoint is like some sort of purgatory between Brooklyn and Queens. "What do you mean I have to transfer trains just to get into the city?"

In summation: Bray, definitely keep planting cool things.

loveofrose
06-30-2017, 06:58 AM
I'm excited to hear how the Dragon's Blod clone works out. I absolutely hated the commercial one, but I've since realized I was unfair as who knows how long that bottle had been there and I've never tried it again (it was expensive and it sucked...)

I already have a Dragon's Blood worked that is wonderful. It's nothing like the commercial one (which is a good thing). You can see the recipe here: https://denardbrewing.com/blog/post/dragon-blood-sorrel-hibiscus-mead/


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Sven Fantastiik
04-05-2018, 01:26 PM
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I cannot be the only one? Right?


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This is excellent. Iím planning to build a garden this year to support my meadmaking. Iím not into gardening and Iíve not done well in the past. But if the end goal of the garden is to make better mead, Iím much more likely to tend it diligently. Iíll see what grows well in Virginia. I expect thereís a wide variety [emoji41][emoji1360]


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