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Apple orchard, harvesting; Red Delicious

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, yesterday, I went with some friends to do service and harvest Red Delicious apples at the orchard for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . The apples were abundant and large. They didn't fall off easily. The week before, I went with a couple friends to another one of the Chur...read more

Soft beans vs. firm/hard beans

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
So, today, I had some well-cooked beans (chili) that were quite firm. I prefer my beans super soft. So, I thought I'd do some research on how to make soft beans. I found Bigfoot's comments on this article to be insightful (although in need of testing): * https://cheftalk.com/threads/how-make...read more

2020 watermelon to-grow list

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
* Santo Domingo Winter (plenty) * Santo Domingo Dark Green (multiple) * Santo Domingo Brown Seeded (several) * Large (in my garden) or other winter types: Corner Round/Long, Weeks NC Giant cross, unknown winter watermelon, Tom Watson cross, Winter Queen, Wintermelon, Navajo Winter, King Winte...read more

What makes red raspberries red?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I'm still trying to figure this one out. Raspberries contain a lot of useful chemicals.

What makes red strawberries red?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
My web searches told me that anthocyanins made strawberries red. I was surprised at that (since anthocyanins make things purple and ultra violet, and strawberries are not purple), but yeah; maybe there are more kinds of anthocyanins. I would have guessed that lycopene made them red.

Nutritional and health benefits of raspberries

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I found this article that said a couple things that really stuck out to me. It talked about how zeaxanthin helps filter out blue light from the eyes, and how raspberries can protect the eyes from UV damage. As someone with light sensitivity who wears blue-blocking glasses and such at times, and ...read more

Unknown winter watermelon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I harvested a few watermelons today. There are probably plenty more ready to be picked. One of them was one of my heretofore unharvested unlabeled watermelons. It looks like a winter watermelon, which surprised me a bit, as I thought I had labeled them all. I don't think it's King Winter or Sant...read more

Today's West India burr gherkin harvest

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I harvested about 45lbs of West India burr gherkins. They weighed in at 49lbs, but that was including the bowls and leaves, and I was optimistic where the scale was ambiguous. Closer pictures:

Tresca strawberry

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I transplanted my Tresca strawberry plants (all in the same spot), today (Saturday). they possibly had a disease (maybe rust, by the look of it); so, I put them by the other diseased strawberries. My hope is either that it overcomes the disease or that it produces fruit before it dies (so I can ...read more

Milk in a bowl—How do you eat your peanut butter sandwiches?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I know I'm not a cat, but I've taken to drinking milk from a bowl (no, not lapping it up, but drinking as if it were a cup). You're probably wondering why: • Well, one of those reasons is that I dip my peanut butter sandwiches in milk, and it's a whole lot easier to do that in a bowl than in ...read more

West India burr gherkin reported health benefits, and edible uses

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/wild-cucumber/ I thought the above link was insightful. It tells of the many things they can do with this plant in Africa. Apparently, they eat the leaves, too! Just as a note, although the fruits are spiky, the plants themselves are more likely to scrat...read more

Blacktail Mountain watermelon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Finally, I've found a picture of what I believe is a Blacktail Mountain watermelon; whatever the case, I grew (in 2017). The fruits were more oblong and perhaps darker in 2016 (so, I imagine this is a cross).

Metki Dark Green Serpent melon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here are pictures of some Metki Dark Green Serpent melons from my prolific caged plant in 2017 (which had little water and no black plastic). It's one of my favorite things that I've ever grown. I think caging it helped, though, as did growing it in a good spot of ground. The fruits stayed good ...read more

Tohono O'odham Yellow-Meated

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I'm not growing this, this year, but I'd like to some day, when I have seeds, perhaps. In the meantime, I really like the Santo domingo types . Here's a link about the Tohono O'odham Yellow-Meated watermelon: * https://www.nativeseeds.org/collections/watermelons/products/g003 I wonder if ...read more

Santo Domingo watermelon varieties

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I'm quite impressed with all three Santo Domingo watermelon types, sonfar, this year. They each mature at different times. Santo domingo winter is the smallest. The other two get pretty large for winter watermelons, actually, and grow large for any watermelon type, so far, in my garden. I've ...read more

Santo Domingo Brown Seeded watermelon

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by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
This thread is regarding the Santo Domingo Brown Seeded watermelon . For information about all three Santo Domingo watermelon breeds, see this link . The first fruit on the plant is ripening. It's probably ripe already, but I want to give it another day or so, just in case. The tendril is pre...read more

Honeycomb F2 melons

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Also see this thread: http://www.growspice.com/Honeycomb-x-Torpeda-F1-tc496.html Some hours ago, I opened a Honeycomb F2 melon. It was very sweet (and good), except closer to the rind where it was darker green. It wasn't perfectly round, but unevenly round is the closest description. The rind...read more

Ancient watermelon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We ate two small Ancient watermelons, today. One had red seeds as usual (maybe even brighter red than last year). The other was a cross and had dark seeds. They both tasted awesome, but different. Last year, I grew two spots with it (perhaps three plants per spot). It got bigger fruit last ye...read more

Healy's Pride melon

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by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
In 2015, I grew Healy's Pride with black plastic, and got one large, netted, long, orange-fleshed fruit with great flavor. This year, I'm growing it from seeds I saved, with black plastic and a cage to support it. It grew at least four large fruits (larger than in 2015). The first one ripened...read more

Congo crosses

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I'm growing three spots of three different kinds of watermelons that each share congo as their matriarchal ancestor. There are probably three plants per spot, and each plant is probably different, too. Anyway, I ate one today. I think it crossed again with Sugar Baby Bush last year, since the...read more

Corner watermelons

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by Radishrain • | | 4 comments
I have a spot where I'm growing watermelon where I lost the tag. They're some of my largest. I'd suspect that they were Congo cross, except all of my Congo crosses are accounted for. They could be Verona, but they'd probably be ripe by now if so. They have dark green, solid-color rinds. One frui...read more

Santo Domingo Dark Green watermelon

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
This thread is about the Santo Domingo Dark Green watermelon . For information about all three Santo Domingo watermelon breeds, see this link . I ate the smallest of the three Santo Domingo Dark Green watermelons, today. It was very sweet and was pretty good. The rind had that winter melon sk...read more

Tom Watson x King Winter watermelon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
In 2018, I discovered that my Tom Watson watermelon was a cross (probably with King Winter). It tasted almost as good as Tom Watson, but managed to get bigger than both Tom Watson and King Winter had for me. In 2019, I grew F2 seeds and got three fruits. Each fruit seems to be from a differen...read more

Delicious 51 melon

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I grew Delicious 51 from Everwilde Farms . I knew from the picture of it where I bought it that it was probably a cross, but I wanted to try it anyway. It grew a fruit that looked like a Charentais melon (but it tasted very delicious in a way that the Charentais melon I grew this year did not, a...read more

Watermelon Day!

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Today seems to be watermelon day (2019) or the day when we first harvest lots of watermelons at once. I found nineteen ripe ones, the largest of them being a Santo Domingo Dark Green. Most of the winter watermelons and larger watermelons are still ripening. Alas, I don't mean National Waterme...read more
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