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    2021 Peppers

    The early ripening is what caught my attention, when I saw it growing on SSE's farm a few years ago. It was to be my only new pepper trial, and I really looked forward to it... but at planting time, it was nowhere to be found! :oops: I turned my whole seed room upside down looking for it (and...
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    Quotes and thoughts for the day

    I think that whenever we plant a flower, we are sharing a smile with whoever passes by.
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    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    Are you sure? From the Wiki article on Massasauga rattlesnake: Sistrurus catenatus catenatus (S. c. catenatus) (Rafinesque, 1818) Eastern massasauga United States: central and western New York south of Lake Ontario, western Pennsylvania, northern and central Ohio, northern Indiana, lower...
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    Saving Seeds From Year To Year?

    There was a poster on another forum who was a long-time advocate of winter sowing for a wide variety of seeds. She had a lot of followers who swore by those methods... but I never intentionally tried that with vegetable seed. That person stopped posting, but she also has a winter sowing website...
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    Saving Seeds From Year To Year?

    A little seed science before the growing season gets completely underway. In one of their quarterly publications, SSE just published the results of a long-term seed longevity testing project. They germination tested about 700 samples total from 30 different crop types - to compare with results...
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    What are You Eating from the Garden?

    Salsa Verde. (Sorry for the late response)
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    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    Thanks, @Artorius , that is good to know. I notice that you mentioned "several strains"; @aftermidnight & a group of bean fanatics (on another forum) found several non-runner beans while searching for the "real" Piekny Jas. Apparently there are quite a few different beans carrying that name...
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    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    Funny you should mention Ralph's... I had been sent seed by George (Macmex) back in those GW years. But after planning to grow it one year and searching for it high & low, I thought it lost. Apparently that bean fell on hard times, because I remember all of the people who were looking for it...
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    Your Weather, 2021

    Another beautiful day, warm & cloudy - but dry for most of the day. DW were out cleaning up the large mulberry that was cut down over the Winter during the afternoon, when a stray thunderstorm snuck up on us from due South (while I was watching the West). It was a mad dash to get all the tools...
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    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    I finished the soybean germination tests today... and as expected, they were not encouraging. The test was 20 seeds per variety. Of the 19 varieties tested, 4 had 0% germination (all were 2012 seed) and 5 had 25% +/-. The two consecutive years lost to bad weather really took their toll on my...
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    Scammers

    DW has been getting quite a few of those texts. Obviously fake - given that even if we were expecting a package (and as it happened we were) the USPS would have no way of knowing our cell numbers. If there really were a postal issue of any kind (such as a heavily damaged package) all the USPS...
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    2021 Little Easy Bean Network - Bean Lovers Come Discover Something New !

    Hey stranger, where you been keeping yourself? :frowWould that by by any chance be Piekny Jas? I remember there was a lot of discussion about them on two Gardenweb threads (I just went back & re-read them) where we both posted. I too have some seed sent by @aftermidnight , which I have yet to...
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    Scammers

    My email has a pretty effective spam filter, very few questionable emails get past it. I check it once in awhile though, in case a legitimate email accidentally finds its way there (some seed requests do). It's actually entertaining in a disturbing sort of way, watching the variety & evolving...
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    One Alaskans greenhouse

    Regardless of its potential usefulness, all I can say is :sick:sick:sick:sick:sick
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    One Alaskans greenhouse

    My first response upon seeing the photos of your greenhouse was "if I had a greenhouse like that, I'd pitch a cot in there". Well, so much for the cot. :rolleyes:
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