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Saving the rainforests

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://phys.org/news/2021-04-thicker-leaved-tropical-flourish-climate-good.html The above article talks about how if we shift the plant species in the rainforests to kinds that get thicker leaves when exposed to carbon dioxide, that this could mitigate that bad effects of climate change on t...read more

A new and fast multi-virus detection device

in COVID-19
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210331173739.htm This awesome article talks about a new device that could solve many of our woes. Hopefully it catches on. They're not sure it's economically feasible. If the government is going to spend a trillion dollars on *anything*, why not s...read more

Tomatoes I feel comfortable direct-seeding

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's a list of tomatoes I feel comfortable direct-seeding, either due to an abundance of seeds or other factors: Black Cherry Picnic_2 BSX Insurance_1 Cold Black Brandy Stick (not because the seed stock is particularly abundant, but because I'll know it's Stick, rather than a volunteer...read more

No feral dogs in Australia?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I just read an article that said almost all the feral dogs in Australia were actually pure Dingos, or else Dingo hybrids. Here it is: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210326104708.htm dingo_

Deriving electricity from radio waves

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210325190246.htm This is pretty interesting. It could solve a lot of problems. radio_waves electricity_

Baked potato sandwiches

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's some backstory to this post: * https://www.growspice.com/Baked-potatoes-and-chicken-sandwiches-td3488.html * https://www.growspice.com/Oven-fried-potatoes-td1026.html Anyway, I decided to make baked potato sandwiches (without chicken or meat). I took a number of potatoes (maybe 5) an...read more

Termux tricks

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Also see: • https://www.growspice.com/A-desktop-user-s-guide-to-Nano-a-command-line-text-editor-td3471.html Termux is basically a command-line Linux distribution that you can use on Android. You can download it here: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.termux/ You can either download F-D...read more

How to make noise-canceling headphones

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
How to make noise-canceling headphones: 1. Get a pair of earbuds. 2. Put them on. 3. Get a pair of noise canceling earmuffs. 4. Put them on, over the earbuds. Enjoy. I like these earmuffs for the purpose. They really hug the head (which is nice to keep the sound out) and enclose my ...read more

Scoring potatoes with a knife instead of poking them with a fork

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, a few months ago, or so, I got the idea that it would be easier, prior to baking, just to score my potatoes with a knife than to poke them with a fork. Knifes are easier to wash, and it takes less effort to score than to poke. So, I did it, and the potatoes cooked a lot more nicely, too. ...read more

Baked potatoes and chicken sandwiches

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I haven't experimented terribly with creating chicken sandwiches. So, I decided it's about time to start. I live with a relative who likes plain, unseasoned, unadorned baked chicken. No seasonings. No sauces. Just the natural flavor. I like to flavor and/or sauce things. Anyway, I decided ...read more

How to carbonate orange juice at home

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, I figured this out a few weeks or so ago: Take about a quart of Great Value orange juice (I used the calcium fortified kind, but I imagine the regular kind is at least as good). Add about a half a teaspoon of baking soda (give or take some; experiment to see if less works). Stir for about...read more

New hearty salad dressing

in Taxa
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I just made an impromptu salad and potato dressing, and it worked out pretty nicely: Ingredients • Mayonnaise • Fenugreek powder • Ginger powder (more than the fenugreek) • Soy sauce • A little key lime powder (the powder I used was homemade, and included the fruits, peels, and seeds) •...read more

Radishrain's Houseplant growlog

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
So, I just finished potting my cuttings and repotting some holiday cactuses that needed it. I gave them lots of perlite. All of them have no more than one plant per pot, except for I have two Christmas cactuses in a 2-gallon trough (which is probably a temporary spot for them, since I didn't hav...read more

wikiweb

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
wikiweb.growspice.com This thread is for discussion of the wikiweb Python 3.x modules. To download it, go here , click on the Code drop-down button and click Download ZIP.

Favorite string cheese

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
My favorite string cheese is currently one I just tried: Frigo Cheese Heads Original String. Here's the barcode: 041716840887. Anyway, it has that nice squeaky/rubbery feel on my teeth and that nice taste peculiar to cheese curds. However, despite the texture, it's quite soft, and interest...read more

A desktop user's guide to Nano, a command-line text editor

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
See also • https://www.growspice.com/Termux-tricks-td3491.html So, now that I have an Android device and a bluetooth keyboard for it, I've decided to use Termux (downloaded from the F-Droid appstore). I've been wanting to program, write and stuff on a command-line app for Termux; so, after r...read more

Homemade club soda

in Substance
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Well, I figured out a way to make something like homemade club soda: * Mix water and citric acid * Add some baking soda * Stir for a while It will fizz and get bubbly, and be carbonated. I imagine you could do the same thing with ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and baking soda, since it rea...read more

Best black tomatoes for market

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, this discussion was going on at Tomatoville: http://tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=50799 I can't use Tomatoville anymore; so, I'll post my reply here whether or not anyone gets it. As far as market qualities go, I'd suggest these: Cold Black Brandy. Firm and durable. Exceptional ...read more

Christmas cactus with three ends!

in Schlumbergera bridgesii
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Check this out: Normally, Christmas cactuses have two sides (and two ends), but this one has three ends. This is a cutting of a pink-flowering Christmas cactus. I used to think it was an Easter cactus, but nope: the flowers look just like those of my pink-flowering Thanksgiving cactus. ...read more

Thanksgiving cactus segment with three ends!

in Thanksgiving Cactus
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Check this out: This is a cutting of an extra-succulent pink-flowering Thanksgiving cactus. Normally segments are flat, but this one has three ends, with part of a fourth on the bottom (which may not be very visible, in the picture, if visible at all). See this similar post about a C...read more

Software goals

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
This thread is for software goals of mine, one goal per post. Develop a command-line text editor (yes, command-line text editors and even word processors exist: e.g. WordGrinder, Nano, and Norton Textra Writer) that 1. Fully supports Unicode, and that has the standard navigation and editin...read more

More kinds of Philodendrons to consider adding

in Philodendron and Thaumatophyllum
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
This thread is to list kinds of Philodendrons for me to consider for this site, whether to make forums for them or not. Bloody Mary Bob Cee Emerald Queen (This is a nice one.) Florida Ghost Green Congo Jose Buono Painted Lady Paraiso Verde Philodendron atabapoense Philodendron bernar...read more

The Pink Princess Philodendron's rising prices

in Blushing Philodendron
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.wired.com/story/pink-princess-plantfluencers-pink-congo-scam/ The above article talks about the Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess', and a scam with Philodendron 'Pink Congo'; it lets us know about how the prices have risen for pink plants. They're still high even as I write this.

Breeds of Philodendron tatei

in Philodendron tatei
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Breeds of Philodendron tatei: • Philodendron 'Congo' (Philodendron tatei subsp. melanochlorum 'Congo'; this is not the same plant as Philodendron 'Rojo Congo')

List of dragon-tail Plant breeds

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
List of dragon-tail Plant breeds: • NJOY
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