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  1. Pulsegleaner

    Corn Hunt, 2021

    Hi all, Well, after some initial panic about there being nothing (at least there being nothing I could get to since I still can't go to the city). I finally found the first good ornamental corn of the season. To be 100% honest I did buy one bunch previous to today, about two weeks ago or so...
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    Papas Amarillas

    Hi all, Does anyone know anything about a potato called Papa Amarilla. I encountered it once at the farmers market many years ago. It is a smallish potato with INTENSLY yellow flesh (like egg yolk/saffron yellow) and a very rich taste. I never saw them again, and when I have tried to look them...
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    Mead Making tips

    Might as well leave the rest of the tips here for when @Marie2020 comes back (and for anyone else who might make use of them). Most of the rest of the tips have to do which choosing WHAT honey you use. Any honey will make mead, but many honeys make rather bland uninspired mead. Here is what I...
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    Best corn planting, w2hat should I do?

    Hi all, I mentioned this question in my garden report thread, but as I was somewhat buried in the mass of that, I want to put it out in the open. Due to some germination/development issues, it looks like I only have around half to a third of the corn shoots I planned for my field waiting in...
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    Garden report

    Hi all Thought I was time for an update on the state of things Grasspeas- Probably the biggest success, there are a ton of them in the barrels and they flowered nicely. Looks like I was right about there being more than one color in the mix there were some all blue and some with mostly white...
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    Problem may have solved itself

    Today I was taking out some corn starts to the cold frame, and I noticed something interesting. The small mulberry tree that is next to our wall, actually has fruit Moreover it is now clear that it's original seed must have come from farther away than I thought. The big mulberry across the...
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    To clip or not to clip

    Hi all, To my relief (given that the gardeners pulled up the first two, and the place I got them from doesn't have any more) my Himalayan Sorb Apple appears to have survived the winter, and is putting out a new flush of leaves. Only thing is the leaves seem to be only going up to about half...
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    Does pollen freezing work with cucurbits?

    Hi all Well, of this years mystery seeds, one (possibly two) have come up. And that has left me with a question The one that has definitely come up (surprisingly, given that this is the fifth time I've tried to plant that seed and it never imbibed before) appears to be some sort of luffa...
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    Notable Pansies of 2021

    Hi, While I am waiting for the nursery to get in the kind of violas/pansies I actually want for the year (they are being slow). I thought I should make note of some interesting ones that I HAVE found (sorry there are no pictures, but my phone is having problems sending pics to the computer)...
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    Herb report 2021

    To my surprise, a LOT of my herbs made it though the winter outside. That the Egyptian mint (Mentha nilaca) made it does not surprise me anymore (it did so last year as well). but my Syrian Oregano (Oreganum maru) managed to make it through the winter (with a lot of the herbs I like being...
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    Problems With My Rice Beans

    Hi all, After successfully getting out my grass pea seedlings (which I mentioned in the "Starts for Transplants" thread), and another tray of assorted seeds which mostly did not come up*. I started a tray of rice beans (those being the next most early thing I could think of). The first...
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    Persian Lime seeds?

    Hi all, I was doing some reading up on the Persian Lime (a.k.a. the lime we are all used to) and found the following on wikipedia "The Persian lime is a triploid cross between key lime (Citrus × aurantiifolia) and lemon (Citrus limon)" and is seedless. The only thing is, I HAVE found seeds in...
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    Anyone have any experience growing winter melons/wax gourds

    Hi all Among the thing I am planning to put in this spring are some winter melons a.k.a. wax gourds, ash gourds (Benicasia hispida). It took me a while but I finally managed to get my hands on some seed for a small fruited one (I may love winter melon soup, but the standard varieties 40+ pound...
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    What constitutes "good" corn germination?

    Hi all, quick question. Over the last week or so, I have been running germination tests on some of my old (going on 20 yrs.) corn, to determine what percentage of it is actually going to grow (and hence, how much I have to sow to get a decent number of healthy plants) Last night was the check...
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    Seed Hunt Report 2021

    Well, I never thought I'd be doing one of THESE this year, between being unable to go into the city to hunt, and the general improved purity of packaged goods making there being basically nothing to hunt FOR. But yesterday, I had to kill some time in order to order from somewhere for lunch and...
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    Green Sauce Tomato?

    On a more general tomato point (since I have no tomatoes to show, there being none produced for me this year). What does anyone think about the likelihood of creating a green when ripe sauce tomato? Note I say "sauce tomato" NOT paste tomato. Making a green paste is not only possible, it has...
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    Anyone have any experience growing butternuts (the TREE, not the Squash)

    Hi all does anyone have any experience with butternuts (as in the tree Juglans alianthifolia) I'm thinking of adding one or two as part of my walnut grow out tests. It's an odd thing, but while they are supposedly native to my area, and I have seen occasional evidence of their presence (in the...
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    How to tell an eating pumpkin from a non eating pumpkin?

    Hi all Does anyone know how to easily tell a pumpkin that can be eaten from one that cannot (assuming you don't know the variety of the pumpkin you are looking at, and can't simply look it up)? I opened our fall pumpkin on Sunday (it had a hole in it, and I assumed it would mold otherwise) for...
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    Autumn Corn report, 2020

    Well, Fall has officially begun for me! Yesterday, I bought my first Indian corn of the season (pumpkins show up so early here they are a poor bellwether, so I count fall from the corn) So as usual I am starting a thread on anything interesting that shows up (I may mention pumpkins too, if...
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    Macroptilium atropurpureum

    Hi all, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroptilium_atropurpureum If any of the southern members of the board have this growing near them, I could use some seeds. The only online source I have found does not really look viable (with a 25 Euro minimum order PLUS a 29 Euro Phytosanitary...
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