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Concerning complications from COVID-19

in COVID-19
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We've known about this sort of thing for a long time, but it's still news, and people still aren't talking about it a terrible lot: • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210422123603.htm • https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4106 I mean, we've known for a long time that the vir...read more

Tomato to-grow list for 2022

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's what on my tomato to-grow list (so far) for 2022; I'm only planning to grow about 30 varieties; this is subject to change: Aker's West Virginia Amana Orange Big Cheef Brandy Boy OP Brandywine OTV Brandywine Yellow Carolina Gold Cherokee Golden Cherokee Purple Frog Princess Go...read more

Using viruses to fight cancer

in Human
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-04-unusual-treatment-kids-brain-tumors.html

No spike protein needed

in COVID-19
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210409124751.htm

Silica Blast to thicken stems

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
• https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2375&p=44515#p44515 • https://youtu.be/VeEpEnFulF4 See the links above. It's remarkable how much the tomato stems thicken. I looked at the product, and it didn't say what was in it besides silica and a little potassium (but there ...read more

Radishrain's garden growlog, 2021

in Plant
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's my garden growlog for 2021: https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=2349 growlog_

Saving the rainforests

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://phys.org/news/2021-04-thicker-leaved-tropical-flourish-climate-good.html The above article talks about how if we shift the plant species in the rainforests to kinds that get thicker leaves when exposed to carbon dioxide, that this could mitigate that bad effects of climate change on t...read more

A new and fast multi-virus detection device

in COVID-19
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210331173739.htm This awesome article talks about a new device that could solve many of our woes. Hopefully it catches on. They're not sure it's economically feasible. If the government is going to spend a trillion dollars on *anything*, why not s...read more

Tomatoes I feel comfortable direct-seeding

in Lycopersicon
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's a list of tomatoes I feel comfortable direct-seeding, either due to an abundance of seeds or other factors: Black Cherry Picnic_2 BSX Insurance_1 Cold Black Brandy Stick (not because the seed stock is particularly abundant, but because I'll know it's Stick, rather than a volunteer...read more

No feral dogs in Australia?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I just read an article that said almost all the feral dogs in Australia were actually pure Dingos, or else Dingo hybrids. Here it is: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210326104708.htm dingo_

Baked potato sandwiches

in Potato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's some backstory to this post: * https://www.growspice.com/Baked-potatoes-and-chicken-sandwiches-td3488.html * https://www.growspice.com/Oven-fried-potatoes-td1026.html Anyway, I decided to make baked potato sandwiches (without chicken or meat). I took a number of potatoes (maybe 5) an...read more

Scoring potatoes with a knife instead of poking them with a fork

in Potato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, a few months ago, or so, I got the idea that it would be easier, prior to baking, just to score my potatoes with a knife than to poke them with a fork. Knifes are easier to wash, and it takes less effort to score than to poke. So, I did it, and the potatoes cooked a lot more nicely, too. ...read more

Baked potatoes and chicken sandwiches

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I haven't experimented terribly with creating chicken sandwiches. So, I decided it's about time to start. I live with a relative who likes plain, unseasoned, unadorned baked chicken. No seasonings. No sauces. Just the natural flavor. I like to flavor and/or sauce things. Anyway, I decided ...read more

How to carbonate orange juice at home

in Orange
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
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I just made an impromptu salad and potato dressing, and it worked out pretty nicely: Ingredients • Mayonnaise • Fenugreek powder • Ginger powder (more than the fenugreek) • Soy sauce • A little key lime powder (the powder I used was homemade, and included the fruits, peels, and seeds) •...read more

Radishrain's Houseplant growlog

in Plant
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
So, I just finished potting my cuttings and repotting some holiday cactuses that needed it. I gave them lots of perlite. All of them have no more than one plant per pot, except for I have two Christmas cactuses in a 2-gallon trough (which is probably a temporary spot for them, since I didn't hav...read more

Favorite string cheese

in Cow
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
My favorite string cheese is currently one I just tried: Frigo Cheese Heads Original String. Here's the barcode: 041716840887. Anyway, it has that nice squeaky/rubbery feel on my teeth and that nice taste peculiar to cheese curds. However, despite the texture, it's quite soft, and interest...read more

Best black tomatoes for market

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, this discussion was going on at Tomatoville: http://tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=50799 I can't use Tomatoville anymore; so, I'll post my reply here whether or not anyone gets it. As far as market qualities go, I'd suggest these: Cold Black Brandy. Firm and durable. Exceptional ...read more

Christmas cactus with three ends!

in Schlumbergera bridgesii
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Check this out: Normally, Christmas cactuses have two sides (and two ends), but this one has three ends. This is a cutting of a pink-flowering Christmas cactus. I used to think it was an Easter cactus, but nope: the flowers look just like those of my pink-flowering Thanksgiving cactus. ...read more

Thanksgiving cactus segment with three ends!

in Thanksgiving Cactus
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Check this out: This is a cutting of an extra-succulent pink-flowering Thanksgiving cactus. Normally segments are flat, but this one has three ends, with part of a fourth on the bottom (which may not be very visible, in the picture, if visible at all). See this similar post about a C...read more

More kinds of Philodendrons to consider adding

in Philodendron and Thaumatophyllum
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
This thread is to list kinds of Philodendrons for me to consider for this site, whether to make forums for them or not. Bloody Mary Bob Cee Emerald Queen (This is a nice one.) Florida Ghost Green Congo Jose Buono Painted Lady Paraiso Verde Philodendron atabapoense Philodendron bernar...read more

The Pink Princess Philodendron's rising prices

in Blushing Philodendron
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.wired.com/story/pink-princess-plantfluencers-pink-congo-scam/ The above article talks about the Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess', and a scam with Philodendron 'Pink Congo'; it lets us know about how the prices have risen for pink plants. They're still high even as I write this.

Breeds of Philodendron tatei

in Philodendron tatei
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Breeds of Philodendron tatei: • Philodendron 'Congo' (Philodendron tatei subsp. melanochlorum 'Congo'; this is not the same plant as Philodendron 'Rojo Congo')

List of dragon-tail Plant breeds

in Dragon-tail Plant
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
List of dragon-tail Plant breeds: • NJOY

List of Philodendron 'Prince of Orange' breeds

in Philodendron 'Prince of Orange'
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
List of Philodendron 'Prince of Orange' breeds: • Pastel Sport #2 • Variegated Sport #1
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