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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pomegranate Songs

Pomegranate Grove



We'll plant the trees
Tall will they grow and strong
And will bear the fruits:
One lithe red kernel next to the other
Ready to bleed, ready to die
For nothing less would do.

( How to eat a pomegranate )

We'll put them together
And will extract the Truth
For nothing less would do.

We'll plant the trees
Sweet will be the juice.


( The pomegranate boasts of a long and romantic history, featured in Egyptian art and mentioned in the Old Testament. It is native from Iran to the Himalayas. With sufficient space, you can set up a grove to create a commercial quantity of the ruby-red, seeded fruit. Well-maintained trees can live for centuries, as witnessed by pomegranates living at Versailles.

Does this Spark an idea? 

    • 1
      Site the grove in full sun, in an area containing well-drained soil.
    • 2
      Create trees by following the standard process for hardwood cuttings to produce sufficient plants for the grove. In late winter, take cuttings measuring 10 to 20 inches long with pruning shears from an existing tree. Set the cuttings in beds with one or two buds above the soil. Leave in place for one year.
  • 3
    Move the rooted cuttings to a pit 2 feet deep and wide, spacing them 12 to 18 inches apart. Water deeply. Allow the plants to grow for two more years, removing suckers and lower branches to create a main stem. Fertilize the pomegranates with 1 or 2 cups of ammonium sulfate, applied into three applications in February, May and September.
  • 4
    Locate the 3-year-old pomegranates to their permanent grove. Dig up the trees, creating a substantial root ball. Space them 12 to 20 feet apart; the pomegranates will grow up to 20 or 30 feet tall. Water the trees thoroughly.
  • 5
    Harvest the grove’s fruits in summer and into the fall. Apply copper fungicide according to the manufacturer’s instructions if you see signs of fruit splitting.

  • Read more: How to Grow a Pomegranate Grove | eHow.com )


    On Nations and "Nationalism"

    On Nations and "Nationalism":
    Language is just a vehicle for communications. The love for your country can be expressed in any language, and many great countries and empires used two or more languages for their various communications. "Nationalism" (in quote marks because many different people mean many different things by it) is the love for your country and your people taken into extreme, and like all "extremes" is too far off the mark, besides being intellectually quite limited, to put it mildly; in difference with "patriotism" which is a healthy and mature such love. For example, there is no inherent contradiction in being a Puerto Rican and an American at the same time. Just the opposite: this is exactly where the "synergy" is.

    Spider Bite

    Spider Bite turns you into a Spider.
    "What does not kill us makes us stronger."
    Because the venom is absorbed and incorporated.

    It gets more refined and more concentrated
    With each passage from spider to spider
    And from target to target.

    True Spiders are immune to it.

    It is a wine to a friend
    It is a death to a foe.