- Dec 4, 2017
I've had problems with them, too. Actually, just one time, but that was enough. First order went swimmingly, so on the next order I felt comfortable placing a larger order. It never arrived, never arrived. And there's no way to reach a real human being. Try sending an email and just get a form letter back (that clearly shows they never fully read the email). Finally the order did arrive, but so late as to be seriously problematic - you just can't ship bare root trees late in the season. The experience showed me that they're great if the order doesn't have a glitch - but if there is a glitch, there's no communication and no resolution.Fair warning... There is a big problem at Burgess Seed company. I'll never order or let dad order from them again.
How did you keep the bugs off them while drying?I wish I could remember the details of how sun drying was done when I was a little kid. We usually dried peaches and apples. We'd set up saw horses out in the front yard (south) and lay pieces of tin across them. We had a big roll of brown paper about 3ft wide. It'd be rolled out across the tin and cut to length. There were lots of saw horses and several pieces of tin to cover.
The fruit was then peeled and sliced. Next it'd be spread out on the paper for drying. I can remember a powder being sprinkled on some fruit. I've no idea what was used... That's it, all the tips and tricks that went with this process were above my head when I was 6 or 7. There is always tips and tricks, things to watch for etc.
They will earn you bonus points as wesilly boy, bugs add protein!