You should get that "Red Ball" bean from this place. It's a stringless snap bean. Then once you have grown it I can get it from you. Otherwise I have to send them one of my USDA labels and explain how all my import stuff works. It's a pain just for one bean and I don't see any contact information on their site.Huh? Did something get lost in translation?
I've always assumed that Phil's Two tomato is bred from Reisotomate, and I found that tomato on the acidic side. If I'm correct on that assumption it makes sense that PT also has that acidic taste. It looks really neat though.I did finally manage to get some seeds out of some of the Phil's two tomatoes (the first one had no developed ones), but I'm not 100% sure I want to re-grow it. It was okay, but it's a bit more acidic than Green Zebra, so it might make more sense to go back to some version of those (especially given I have found no Green Zebras at ANY of the places I buy heirloom tomatoes at this year, so it very well may be that, if I want any in the summer, I'll have to grow them myself.)
I know I won't be doing EITHER next year, since I already have three tomatoes slated (White currant, Phantome du Laos, and Open Minded), and three is ALREADY pushing it for varieties in a year, I don't have room for four.
It looks like wing beans won't even GERMINATE for me up here, let alone produce, so I guess I'll strike those off my plans. Haven't decided yet if I'll keep up the lablab trials (I suppose I could try out the long podded ones and hope, and I think I still have half of the seed for one of the African ones).
Randoms may be sparse, I haven't found many new odd exotics I want to try (since I got no flowers and very little growth from any of this years except the partridge pea, I know enough not to re-try any of those). I'm pretty well depleted on any vetch or sweet pea relative I'd actually WANT to plant (tossing in the same villosa and tetrasperma that grows along the sides of the road would be pretty pointless), so, unless I CAN get the confidence to re-enter Manhattan and see if I can find any more "appropriate" grass pea seeds, that's a no go. And finds are also going to be less (due both to the same lack of access to Manhattan and less stuff to find in general.)
I still have a bit of growable rice bean seed, but the odds between what I plant and what actually makes flowers and seed are so long (and, if I have the wrong kind and don't know it, are actually zero) that, by now, it hardly seems worth the ground space they take (maybe I should flip THOSE over to pot growth. It worked for the mungs, and for the azukis so maybe that's what the rice beans want as well. At least it would cut down the loss due to animal predation.)
I suppose my real problem is that there is pretty much NOTHING I can plant that wouldn't be better off in a pot, but i just don't have the space for so many extra pots.
This sounds soo dangerous! 🙈I'm always nervous about putting too much against the railing at the end (the base of the railings on the back patio are pretty much rusted through, so I assume the base of the ones on the side are as well, and while the drop from the back patio to the ground is only four or five feet onto the lawn (which I HAVE fallen, when one of the railing panels actually gave out when I leaned over) the drop on the one on the side is at least fifteen or twenty, right onto the cars or the driveway.
Well, you know I have my absolute miracle green cherry I don't know the identity of (the one that was the only tomato to grow out of the four or five pounds of old tomato seeds I when I cleared out my supply.) and it's derivative (the one from the next accident that suddenly developed stripes and a new flavor).This sounds soo dangerous! 🙈
A green currant, what a great idea. I love green tomatoes, and there isn't many of them in the cherry department and none in the currant category. There's room for a purple/brown currant too, now that I think of it.
That would be great, if you can get them through (you are also in Canada, so customs might seize yours as well. And the method I tend to use to smuggle seeds INTO Canada, relies on resources you probably don't easily have to hand, and would be too expensive to get to justify buying them just for something like this.)I'm going to get another pack of Tinga's @Pulsegleaner, and I'll share the pack with you. If they pack it anything like last year, there is more than enough seeds for both of us. It was right full. The germ rate was amazing too, 100%. Not bad for a seed type that likely sits around for a bit.