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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
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