By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
This year I have made a commitment to be more hyper-local in my food choices.
I have decided not to eat anything out of season that I have not canned or frozen and I will not eat anything exotic that I have not grown myself.
But when I made this personal commitment I did not think about one of my favorite fruits and that is the pomegranate.
Pomegranates are not that difficult to grow and actual do well indoors since they are self-pollinating. They can be started from seed or cuttings without much trouble and require only the basic equipment needed for any type of plant.
They can even tolerate a few nights of below 32 F degrees but it is always a good idea to move indoor when the temperatures dip into the low 40s F degrees.
To start pomegranates from seed requires a little work and patience. First remove the seeds from the pomegranate and eat a few during the process. I know what you are thinking, this is about growing pomegranates but everyone needs the energy to continue through this process. Once the seeds are Read the rest of this entry »