Post by 12540dumont on Aug 13, 2017 14:55:54 GMT -5
Templeton, you could just put them in one bed and let them higgledy piggledy cross and see what you get. Lord knows I have lately seen some really crazy looking kales on the farm...green, red, red veined, ruffled...I don't know what those bees are doing out there. I try to give them some privacy. Somethings are better not to know. It takes all the mystery out! Wild radish is rampant in my fields, but even Joseph's turnips have not run wild here. And if any would do so, they would everyone of the 100 seeds I started came up! I would love a Miss Poona Tsai Tai. This year my darn Asian greens bolted before I could even eat one. www.kitazawaseed.com/seeds_pak_choi.html I got several of the yellows and purples to mix up in a stir fry. They either hate being transplanted...or they didn't like that we had 105 degrees in May! (or maybe both). Love to see what you get.
Holly, they have been transplanted there - there is nowhere else for them to go. We were pretty rough with them. so hopefully they survive. Already a little bit of variety in them - tho that might have come from the mispoona - I note that this year they are selling a selection of mispoona, suggesting it might have had a bit of variety initially. T
They either hate being transplanted...or they didn't like that we had 105 degrees in May! (or maybe both).
I think both.
I have given up transplanting these and still have problems when the heat turns up in Philadelphia - we seem to get a quick sear every year in mid Spring and there they go again! It is possible that some of the hybrids are more resistant to bolting but I keep trying to find an OP line that will hang in there.
This year I a bunch of gilfeather turnips overwinter and begin making seed. I cut them for greens and to prevent them from self-seeding sometime in June, and I think perhaps they missed a crucial seed-making window and have now just grown another beautiful crop of leaves. Perhaps this is one way of making brassicas perennial (or at least last another year)? Cutting off their seed-making equipment at the right point in the season?
Growing in a coastal zone 7a in the Northern Hemisphere. Hot humid summers and cold snowy winters. Plenty of rain. Sandy loam topsoil over clay subsoil, whatever the glacier left behind when it made Long Island.