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Discussion pertaining primarily to edible plants, fruits, culinary herbs, and culinary spices. This does contain forums for some inedible and/or toxic plants (for crafts, fabric, herbs, houseplants, etc.) Research anything before you eat it.
by Radishrain • |
Here is a list of tags to keep in mind for the Plant forum: • amendment_ • compost_ • fertilizer_ • greenhouse_ • grow_light • herbalism_ • hugelkultur_ • hydroponic_gardening • microgreens_ • mulch_ • groundcover_ • organic_gardening • pest_ • raised_bed • seed_ ...read more
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
Note: See the following link for the latest edition of this post: https://www.tomatojunction.com/post57158.html#p57158 This thread is for declaring and experimenting with foliar spray application rates of fertilizer, minerals, and such. My pump sprayer is 51oz (although it's advertised as 4...read more
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211111130330.htm

Wonderberry nutrition

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https://ift.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1541-4337.12756 The above article is about African nightshades in sub-Saharan Africa, and it's fascinating. It mentions some of Solanum retroflexum's nutritional value (its leaves in particular). I only refer to Solanum retroflexum as wonde...read more

How to measure carotenoids in tomatoes and such

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_do_you_measure_Chlorophyll_and_Carotenoids_of_tomato_fruits_by_spectrophotometer

Tomato analysis 2021

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
• Pearler_A3 is sweet and mushy with some tang • Pearler_A4 has a sharp bite. • Costoluto Florentino has a bitter aftertaste and is firm. Squirts if you're not careful. • Bash_A: Cool (not warm) pleasant flavor. No acrid taste in the blossom scar. Red fruit. • Clad_A: Some fruit low flavor a...read more

2021 tomato fruit harvest counts

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I plan to edit this post as the fruits accumulate. Normal fruit count / bad uneaten ripe fruits / edible BER fruits (tossed BER fruits, squished unripe fruits and such aren't counted). The normal fruit count includes fruits with bad parts where the rest is intended to be used, but not BER fruits...read more

Pizza-dipping sauce recipe

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I made a good pizza dipping sauce with some home-canned tomatoes, on 2 June 2021 : a quart of home-canned tomatoes, as well as granulated garlic, onion powder, basil, pink sea salt, black pepper, paprika, and two fresh sage leaves, with extra virgin olive oil added when it was nearly done). If y...read more

Eating pineapple can reduce eye floaters

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3712403

Does black pepper really stop a wound from bleeding?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, I saw a video that portrayed someone putting black pepper on a medium wound to stop it from bleeding. I cut myself, today (on a pineapple can while washing it); it was bleeding a surprising amount for not being a major cut. So, I decided to try the black pepper. I sprinkled it on. It didn...read more
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2616 See the link above for the most recent version, but here's a copy/paste of it at the time of this edit (19 Jun 2021): I've invented a system to help keep track of which plants are which, and where they came from. You don't hav...read more

Meaning of aerial roots in Thanksgiving cactuses

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://gardenerspath.com/plants/houseplants/christmas-cactus-roots/

Tomato to-grow list for 2022

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's what on my tomato to-grow list (so far) for 2022; I'm only planning to grow about 30 varieties; this is subject to change: Aker's West Virginia Amana Orange Big Cheef Brandy Boy OP Brandywine OTV Brandywine Yellow Carolina Gold Cherokee Golden Cherokee Purple Frog Princess Go...read more

Silica Blast to thicken stems

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
• https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2375&p=44515#p44515 • https://youtu.be/VeEpEnFulF4 See the links above. It's remarkable how much the tomato stems thicken. I looked at the product, and it didn't say what was in it besides silica and a little potassium (but there ...read more
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's my garden growlog for 2021: https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=2349 growlog_
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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

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

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

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
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

Best black tomatoes for market

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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!

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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!

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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
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