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Offline robomont

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Re: seeds
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2017, 09:58:26 PM »
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Re: seeds
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2017, 09:59:20 PM »
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Re: seeds
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2017, 10:00:29 PM »
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Re: seeds
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2017, 03:57:07 AM »
I took one tomato. Sliced it up and planted the slices in fresh potting soil. Covered them up and two weeks later I've got tomato plants out the yang yang.

That works

Onions and green onions, lettuce... you can eat them but save the little nub that grows ropts in te fridge  You can plant those again and again :D

Some seed companies these days put growth inhibitors into the seeds they sell but you can beat that by letting those plants grow as they will in your yard and harvesting those seeds.  The new seeds will not have the growth inhibitor AND have gained 'soil memory"

I can elaborate on these later but I did before somewhere in here

My problem is birds and rats :P and HEAT  Last year my nectarines cooked on the tree and the birds got them all  The pomegranites barely turned red  were dry inside even those I watered a lot (at 200.00 a month)  The rats got what did grow

When I can afford it I will get a green house built Has to be glass with a swamp cooler though

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Re: seeds
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2017, 04:25:55 AM »
My tomato slice experiment went ok, but I didn't have any blooms and was thinking that the inhibitors my be the cause and all I'd get was pretty green bushes.
So I told my wife to go and by some tomato plants and I'd pull the experiment.
Well she did and lo and behold, the experiment worked,  I have blooms. Just hope I get some tomato's out of them.











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Re: seeds
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2017, 07:27:58 AM »
the growth inhibitor is not on seeds,just roots like tators and ginger.
ive been trying to grow both for years.
the ginger was the hardest but this last time i soaked the root in rain water for a day and scrubbed it of red dye.its now sprouting.pig even dug it up once and i replanted it.still goingbstrong.
i got red seed potatoes this year and from my images above.im loaded with taters this year.
potatoes are loaded with growth inhibitor but i did get some small gold russets from last year.i reburied them this year to see what they do.not seeing any real life responses yet.
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Re: seeds
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2017, 03:19:21 PM »
the growth inhibitor is not on seeds,just roots like tators and ginger.

Well several years ago Burntheships posted several articles about seed companies putting growth inhibitors into the seeds and she had a list of good seed companies like Heirloom Seeds

I don't have time to dig that up right now


Until I get a greenhouse built I gave up on trying to grow food  I have the yard but the water bill is so high that it is cheaper to buy the produce by far

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Re: seeds
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2017, 04:29:35 PM »
the growth inhibitor is not on seeds,just roots like tators and ginger.
This is a topic I know nothing about, but I have heard that the potatoes that we eat are not the best to use as seeds, they use a different variety for that, called in Portugal "seed potatoes".

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Re: seeds
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2017, 07:38:27 PM »
One place that I lived in Oklahoma, had wild garlic and wild onions in the backyard.  Every time we mowed it smelled like an Italian restaurant. 

I want to put a raised bed between the trees in my front yard this year, and make it a memory garden.  I've lost too many loved ones, both biped and quadruped over the years.

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Re: seeds
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2017, 06:04:46 AM »
Well several years ago Burntheships posted several articles about seed companies putting growth inhibitors into the seeds and she had a list of good seed companies like Heirloom Seeds

I don't have time to dig that up right now


Until I get a greenhouse built I gave up on trying to grow food  I have the yard but the water bill is so high that it is cheaper to buy the produce by far

Been there done that..with so many organic markets popping up in every town and city, it seems to me, especially around here, that organic food is taking a turn towards higher than ever affordability and accessibility.

Every week, we visit our local Farmers Market, and purchase about 40-50 dollars worth of great organic produce from local farmers and have found, it not only has a longer shelf life, but that flavor we all lament about missing.

If we vote with our dollars and suck it up a bit by buying from local farms and locally supplied markets and grocers, they will take notice.

If the cow only eats the greenest of grass, why would the farmer plant anything else?

Links to where I get my produce here:

http://www.wordenfarm.com

https://littlepondfl.com

www.Saturdaymorningmarket.com

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Re: seeds
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2017, 06:07:09 AM »
If we vote with our dollars and suck it up a bit by buying from local farms and locally supplied markets and grocers, they will take notice.
The problem is that the great majority of people living in big cities do not even think about that, they just buy and eat whatever takes them less time, so the industrial production gets much more demand.

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« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2017, 06:46:19 AM »
The problem is that the great majority of people living in big cities do not even think about that, they just buy and eat whatever takes them less time, so the industrial production gets much more demand.

Here ,most of the farmers markets, all I know of which are bigger, are right in the center of the host city..Tampa has Channelside market, St Pete Downtown Market, Sarasota downtown market..all in the middle of the cities..and..theyre thriving on cityfolk..so much in fact Fresh Market and Wholefoods have both built huge stores downtown in these areas..its taking hold..slowly.
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Re: seeds
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2017, 07:09:24 AM »
Here ,most of the farmers markets, all I know of which are bigger, are right in the center of the host city.
I don't know how things are in the US, but here most people do not live in the centre of the cities, they live in the suburbs, and there's where we see the large stores.

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Re: seeds
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2017, 07:18:57 AM »
I live in a rural area, but have a couple of fruit stands close by; one of these strives to have local produce for sale as much as possible  8)

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Re: seeds
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2017, 08:03:47 AM »
in rural areas here, one just drives a hundred feet and there is fresh produce abound in the Southern states, less so in the North...Publix, ALDI, and Safeway all have extensive organic sections..we are lucky.
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