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BA2.212.1 variant said to evade vaccines

in COVID-19
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments It's still a Coronavirus, so I'm sure the vaccine helps at least a little.


in Horehound
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Horehound is a very interesting herb. It's not just like another version of mint in what it does (although it does some of the same things). I recommend studying it. While this article doesn't tell a lot of the things horehound is supposed to be good for, if you're interested in horehound more

Mulberry composition

in White Mulberry
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments This is the most thorough analysis I've found so far.

Tomato deficiencies

in Domestic Tomato
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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 more

Polyploid animals

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Tetraploid carp

in Fish
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments This is about how they crossed female goldfish and male common carp to produce hybrids. After a couple generations of being diploids, they turned into tetraploids, and they use them to cross with another kind of carp to produce sterile more

Plants reduce nitrogen dioxide pollutants

in Plant
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Nutrient mobility

in Plant
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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 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 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, more

Oatmeal raisin cookies

in Wheat
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I'm copyied my post from TomatoJunction (and added more content): 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 more

Viruses in dry climates may give life superpowers

in Virus
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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 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. 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, 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, 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' more

The Best Grilled Cheese you will ever eat.

in Turkey
by CryptidFlora • | | 2 comments
Ingredients Sliced Turkey (carved roast Turkey is best, but packing on layers of deli Turkey sandwich slices also works) Cheddar cheese slices Mayo Cranberry chutney (or whole berry cranberry sauce) Bread of choice Spread margarine Start by slathering some mayo on the inside of both more

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

in Thyme
by CryptidFlora • | | 2 comments 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 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

More prenatal choline needed

in Human
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments The link talks about the benefits in child attention after mothers take about twice as much choline as recommended during pregnancy.

Cold-hardy houseplants

in Plant
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 more
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