Fall of 2013, I was able to get seeds from a woman who lives in Northern India. She
got pomegranates grown in Kashmir. Thank you Becky!
I germinated about a quarter of the seeds in the fall or 2013, potted them along.
Here they are in April. Getting hardened off. I put them in the sun every day, for increasing numbers of hours until I can leave them out all day.
If it gets really cold during this process, they stay in the greenhouse.
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I meant to get them planted out earlier, but this is what it was like when I was ready to plant them out. We'd had our first frost. The rust colored plant is a rose geranium. The next dry thing, some dry grass, is vetivert, an other plant that does not like the ground to freeze. Another sensitive plant sharing the mulch is lemon verbena.
The pomegranates are actually planted in this mulchy fall plot:
See the dry twigs with yellowed leaves (above)?
With my shirt for contrast, they are more visible (below).
When the ground got a lot colder, I put another foot of mulch over the top, and I am hoping for the best...