This post was written on January 31st, but for some reason I forgot to actually publish it!
This year’s mulberry branch harvest has been sitting in a bucket of water to keep it fresh, but it has also been sitting at room temperature.
Clearly it doesn’t want to be made into paper! I will take the top parts of a few of the strongest-growing branches and put them in pots to try to get them to root, so I can increase the number of plants I have and hopefully get larger harvests in future years.
The rest of the branches will be set outside to stop any further growth. If I ever want to get this (and previous years’ crops) processed, I think I’ll just have to pick a date in advance and stick to it. If I do that I can also invite everyone to drop in if they want to see the process.