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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

Where to get white mulberry seeds or trees for zone 4

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
At long last, here are some seeds rated for zones 4 through 9, and they're very inexpensive, too! I've never shopped with this vendor (so, I can't say what it's like). http://www.treeseeds.com/white-mulberry-tree-seeds

Artificial bacon bits in macaroni and cheese

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Macaroni and cheese is really good with artificial bacon bits added! bacon_bit macaroni_and_cheese wheat_

Is grapefruit really a pomelo-orange hybrid?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201029115836.htm I have my doubts that a sweet orange is a direct parent of grapefruit. Pomelos are not as bitter as grapefruit (they taste like tropical fruit punch, basically). Neither are oranges. Why would they combine into something more bitt...read more

Dehydrating limes

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by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
I'm dehydrating a few bags of small limes (cut into eight slices each; skins, seeds, and all), and some tomatoes, currently. I think they're key limes, but I could be wrong. I plan to see if I can powder them. I wanted to dehydrate the peels separately, but they're very difficult to separate fro...read more

Tasty carob drink recipe

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's an excellent carob drink recipe (without exact measurements): * Carob * Almond milk (not sweetened or flavored) * Brown sugar Heat it on the stovetop. Anyway, it tastes kind of like hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows in it. It's not bitter at all. But yes, it doesn't taste...read more

My offsite watermelon posts, 2020

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1540 I posted some significant stuff about this year in the thread above. You have to register to see the pictures. Maybe I'll put them here some time.

Anti-companion plants for muskmelons

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Don't plant squash next to muskmelons, unless you want squash bugs eating your melons, too. I've had it happen twice, including this year with a squash that I previously though squash bugs didn't like much. (But, apparently, they'll eat it if they don't have anything else nearby.) Anyway, the...read more

Saving seeds from BER watermelons

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, in 2017, I grew a Carolina Cross #183 watermelon plant (probably a cross of one, though, since it was from seeds I saved in 2016). Anyway, it started getting a nice-sized fruit, but it got BER. I saved the seeds, and wanted to find out if seeds from BER fruits were more or less likely to get...read more

Apricot pancake sauce

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We're not drying a third batch of apricots, since they were starting to go bad too quickly. The rest is reserved for apricot pancake sauce (a relative is making it): pancake_ sauce_

Dehydrating apricots

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
A sibling of mine harvested 12.5 gallons of apricots for us. We've got 2.5 gallons of them (sans waste and a few eaten ones) in the dehydrator right now, in halves (cut portion facing up), at 145° F. on the silicone mesh mats (except for the top tray which is just the chrome-plated stainless ste...read more

Dehydrating cucumbers

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
We've been getting a lot of cucumbers, this year (they're all Spacemaster, unless you count West India burr gherkins as cucumbers). Anyway, we decided to dehydrate a batch of them (six 15" x 13" trays)! They smell just like the dehydrated watermelon. They're resting on silicone mesh...read more

Mineral supplementation via fruiting crops

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
West India burr gherkins are easy to grow. They fruit fairly early, prolifically, often, and all season. They're refreshing to eat. They can have an excellent shelf life. They have edible seeds within. I'm thinking they're a good candidate for a crop to use to help supplement minerals in peop...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?

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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

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

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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

Tip: Freeze alpine strawberries for a more substantial snack

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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

Pruning cucurbits to the third degree of ramifications

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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

Volunteer hollyhock

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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

Various rose and rose bush pictures, 2020

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
These pictures were all taken on 8 June 2020.

Sugar Pod Snow pea

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here are our Sugar Pod snow peas, today. I ate several first, and they were delicious. Note that each picture has different plants in it.
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