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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.

Mulberry composition

in White Mulberry
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://encyclopedia.pub/entry/22222 This is the most thorough analysis I've found so far.

Tomato deficiencies

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://vikaspedia.in/agriculture/crop-production/integrated-pest-managment/ipm-for-vegetables/ipm-strategies-for-tomato/nutritional-deficiencies-of-tomato

Whole-wheat aluminum-free pancakes

in Wheat
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
On Tuesday, I made this makeshift whole wheat pancake recipe: 3 cups whole wheat flour 1 heaping 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1 heaping 1/8 teaspoon iodized salt 0.25 cups brown sugar 3 eggs A few tablespoons avocado oil Water (enough to make it the right consistency) I tried it again th...read more
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/03/220307113115.htm
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://nrcca.cals.cornell.edu/soilFertilityCA/CA1/CA1_print.html

Snacker_ tomato

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
Note: If you're in the USA and want free seeds for any of my breeding projects, don't hesitate to ask. I would love for you or others to grow them. * Project name: Snacker_ * Status: Almost stable as of the F2, actually (due to so many recessive traits showing up); growing F4s in 2022. The f...read more

Experiments in rooting grapefruit cuttings

in Grapefruit
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I've previously tried rooting grapefruit cuttings in water in a windowsill (probably about four times). Each time it failed. The cutting would eventually dry up and die, with no roots, after some weeks. I didn't use hormone-rooting powder, however (but that would dissolve in the water, rather th...read more

Tricks to growing avocados from seed

in Avocado
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Many people know the following about starting an avocado tree from a seed/pit: Stick toothpicks in the side to hold it up in a jar of water. Wait for it to grow. Plant. However, did you know there's a trick to getting the tree to grow straight up and really tall really fast? Basically, wha...read more

Oatmeal raisin cookies

in Wheat
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I'm copyied my post from TomatoJunction (and added more content): https://www.tomatojunction.com/post64083.html#p64083 Oatmeal raisin cookies. Here's the recipe that I used (quite loosely based on Dropped Oatmeal Chippies from The Doubleday Cookbook): 3 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons...read more

Eating more onions at once feels healthy

in Common Onion
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I discovered the other day when I ate a whole large onion (I fried it, and then put it on my quesadillas, and fried them) that I felt really good, like eating that much onion was super healthy or something. It was a red onion, if that makes any difference. I've eaten fairly large amounts of o...read more

Roasting garlic in flames

in Garlic
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Did you know you can roast garlic directly in the flames of a hot fire? (Such behavior causes marshmallows to burst into flames, or would likely turn hotdogs to charcoal.) I didn't read how to do this online; I wanted to burn the skins off instead of peeling them. Here's how you do it: 1. ...read more

My Christmas cactus moves

in Christmas Cactus
by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
Every once in a while (days to weeks or so), one of my Christmas cactuses moves. When it does, it seems to do it all at once. It starts out flopped on the north side of its pot. Then, it spreads out across the pot nicely, with part of the plant north, part in the center, and part south. Then, it...read more

Dill powder (and dip/spread recipe)

in Dill
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I got some organic dill seeds a while ago. I decided I wanted them in powder form to make them easier to use at a moments' notice for a wider variety of purposes. So, I blended them up, and now they look kind of like peat moss, but workable. The freshly blended up seeds smelled like menthol, ...read more

Favorite grocery store onion-type

in Common Onion
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, lately, I've been obsessed with white onions. They're my new favorite. I wish I knew what breed they were, though (color only tells you so much about the qualities). I'm guessing they came from Winco, if that helps; they're a large kind. I used to think red onions were my favorite, but I'...read more

Lamiaceae Thymus vulgaris derivative "Thymol"; natural medical, flavoring, and pesticide uses.

in Thyme
by CryptidFlora • | | 2 comments
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/thymol#section=EU-Pesticides-Data As can be seen in this pub chem directory page, Thymol (a natural derivative of thyme herb) has evidence of antimicrobial properties, and is accepted by the EPA for use as a natural fungicide. It also shows some e...read more

Capsicum annum, Hermann Adolph Köhler "Medizinal-Pflanzen" 1898

in Annual Pepper
by CryptidFlora • | | 0 comments

A systematic review study of therapeutic effects of Matricaria recuitta chamomile

in German Chamomile
by CryptidFlora • | | 2 comments
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5074766/
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
This thread is to list and talk about cold-hardy houseplants. Of course, it's not going to be as cold in a house as it will be outdoors, but if you want to be sure that putting your plant in a windowsill during the winter isn't going to make it suffer, I imagine the plants in this list might wor...read more
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211111130330.htm

Wonderberry nutrition

in Wonderberry
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
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

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

Tomato analysis 2021

in Lycopersicon
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

in Lycopersicon
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

in Lycopersicon
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

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