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How wonderberries go with other foods

in Wonderberry
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Wonderberries go excellently with ham. They add a nice zesty flavor. If I eat a few right before I bite into some ham, it also enhances the flavor of that ham. Wonderberries go well with tomatoes. Combined with tomatoes, they're great cooked in frittatas, and on pizza; they're less remarkable...read more

Spacemaster cucumber

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We're growing Spacemaster cucumbers, this year. They're doing phenomenally well, especially considering that they're in soil that is probably kind of salty (due to being right next to a driveway that is salted in the winter). I don't know if they just like the year, or if it's an especially good...read more

Garden strawberries multiply?

in Garden Strawberry
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, I thought garden strawberries just multiplied by runners, or seed. But my plants (which were initially just one plant in each spot) now look like clumps of many plants. I wonder if they'll produce if I split them up. I wonder if they'll all stop producing at the same time, or if splitting th...read more

Stick tomato

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
Stick tomato Offsite articles: • Tatiana's TOMATObase • Dave's Garden Offsite forum search results: • Google: Dave's Garden • Google: Gardenweb • Google: proboards.com • Google: Tomatoville heirloom_tomato

First ripe tomato, 2020; ripening order

in Lycopersicon
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
We got our first ripe tomatoes, today. There were three altogether: one from the Galapagos Island plant from a seed from a fruit with 5 locules, and the other two were from the Galapagos Island tomato from seeds from fruits that had withstood several hard freezes. I gave the fruits to someone...read more

Dehydrating watermelon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We were gifted a seedless watermelon recently (probably about 20lbs in weight). I cut it open and we ate about a slice of it altogether. Then I cut up the rest and started dehydrating it. Yes, the dehydrator fits about a whole store-bought seedless watermelon, although with thinner slices, maybe...read more

Dehydrating Red-seeded Citron watermelon

in Citron Watermelon
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
Our Red-seeded Citron watermelons that we harvested last year aren't getting any younger. So, I decided to cut the two largest ones up, season them like I do for citron watermelon crisp, and dehydrate them! :) Yes, seeding those watermelons took a nice duration to do. I figure they can pro...read more

Tomato attributes to consider including in database or vendor articles

in Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Tomato variety attributes to consider Historical information: Breed names Ancestry Breeder, discoverer, and introducer Location of origin (City, state/province, and country of origin) History Is it PVP, PVPAF, or under plant patents? Is it covered by a utility patent? Is the breed na...read more

Tip: Freeze alpine strawberries for a more substantial snack

in Alpine Strawberry
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Alpine strawberries, as you may or may not know, are small. Tasty, prolific, and easy-to-grow, but small (usually; sometimes some bigger ones appear). It takes about two seconds to eat an entire handful. So, I figured I'd freeze them to make them take longer to eat, and make a bigger impact i...read more

Dr. Wyche's Yellow tomatillo

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Dr. Wyche's Yellow tomatillo Offsite articles: • Dave's Garden Vendors: • Annapolis Seeds • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds • Garden Hoard • Honeyman Seeds • Meadowlark Hearth • Reimer Seeds • Seed Savers Exchange • Southern Exposure Seed Exchange • Victory Seeds • Wayland...read more

Purple De Milpa tomatillo

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Purple De Milpa tomatillo Offsite articles: • Cuttings; Growing Your Own Salsa Verde (The New York Times, 1993) • The Plant Lady (blog post; grow report) Vendors: • Annie's Annuals & Perennials • desertcart (has reviews) • The Home Depot • Honeyman Farms • HRSeeds • Mor...read more

Cisineros tomatillo

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Cisineros tomatillo Offsite articles: • Dave's Garden Vendors: • 123seeds.com • Southern Exposure Seed Exchange • Tomato Growers Supply Company Offsite forum search results: • Google: Dave's Garden • Google: Gardenweb • Google: proboards.com • Google: Tomatoville ***...read more

Everona Large Green tomatillo

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Everona Large Green tomatillo Offsite articles: • Dave's Garden • Smart Gardener Vendors: • Seed Savers Exchange • Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Offsite forum search results: • Google: Dave's Garden • Google: Gardenweb • Google: Tomatoville ***** I tried growing t...read more

Oregano herbal tea/infusion

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We've got a thriving, but heavily budding, oregano plant outside. I decided to make some herbal tea with some of it, to see what it was like. It was surprisingly good, even with all the buds! If you enjoy mint tea, you'll probably like this, too. The herbal tea had a pleasant floral smell as I d...read more

Our Sempervivum

in Houseleek
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's a picture of some of our Sempervivum. It may be Sempervivum tectorum, but I'm not certain:

Pruning cucurbits to the third degree of ramifications

in Cucurbit
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I read somewhere that the third degree of ramifications on cucumbers (I think that was the species of cucurbit) was more prolific than lower degrees. I kind of wonder if going out more degrees of ramifications increases production for all cucurbits, given a long enough season. With tomatoes, ...read more

Salsify and Welsh onions heads, together

in Western Salsify
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I'm pretty sure this is western salsify (it has yellow flowers that look like that), and I know that's a bunching onion with it (possibly Crimson Forest). This picture was taken on 18 June 2020. welsh_onion

Genetic engineering tomato traits (such as fruit size)

in Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.hhmi.org/news/tomatos-hidden-mutations-revealed-in-study-of-100-varieties The above article explains a discovery. They now know how to use genetic engineering to change tomato traits, such as fruit size. They figure it'll work for other plants, too, such as ground cherries. How...read more

Marcella Hazan tomato sauce onion uses

in Common Onion
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/kitchen-notes/dont-throw-away-the-marcella-hazan-tomato-sauce-onion/amp This is a news article that tells what you can do with the leftover onion halves from making Marcella Hazan tomato sauce. tomato_ sauce_
by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
I've been researching food dehydrators a lot lately. I've decided they're overpriced, even if they're nice and/or very effective. Some of them cost twice as much as a kitchen stove. Yeah, they don't all cost anywhere near that much, but most of them are still overpriced. The round stackable o...read more

Ketchup leather

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, I had the idea to make ketchup leather. I looked it up and found this article, which gives the even better idea of eating it on hamburgers (I was just thinking about eating it plain): https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/ketchup-leather/ Anyway, it's fruit leather made out of ketchup....read more

Volunteer hollyhock

in Hollyhock
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's a volunteer hollyhock from a few days ago or so. It's nice and green, this year.

Radishrain: Our grape vines

in Vitis vinifera
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here are our grape vines, this year. There isn't much variegated grape leafhopper damage. There were lots of leafhoppers, but they disappeared, and came back, and I think they might be gone again.

Grape cutting survived and rooted!

in Vitis vinifera
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's a grape cutting that survived and apparently rooted! We've had some cool and wet weather that probably helped it out.

Chilacayote burrito wrap

in Cucurbita ficifolia
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I was eating some burritos, today (baked frozen chimichangas), and decided to wrap the last one in some chilacayote leaves from the garden, as I had done first recently. I first put a stack of leaves in the toaster oven on bake for a few minutes (to make them softer). Then I wrapped the burrito ...read more
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