Post by ottawagardener on Feb 12, 2009 8:38:17 GMT -5
Oh why thanks. Happy birthday to me!
I don't think I revealed my b-day for this forum but it's cake day for me! Actually my party is on Saturday. Yesterday, Michel came round with his mountain of seeds so I consider that a great b-day present. ;D
Garden is a clearing in the woods grading from shallow, rocky soil supporting a maple bush to a pine forest planted on sandy soil and a clay bottomland with spruce and tamarack.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, you sweet 21 year old <smiles >. May the year be filled with health, happiness, hope, a great garden, and at least half of your wishes coming true, Cheers, Val and Dan (grungy and grunt)
grungy'sgarden.blogspot.com - small acreage, elevation 800 M.,zones 5b/6a Canadian - 6b/7a USA. lake bottom soil silty sand and rocks with added humus, raised beds approximate 3500 square feet,
If you do want to start planting on your roof, I've got just the thing and it's perennial. It's a special form of the Welsh Onion which grows wild on turf roofs on old farm buildings in the Gudbrandsdalen valley in Norway. It was probably originally planted as a fire protection (it's succulent) but wouldn't be eaten by farm animals up there either, so might also have been cultivated. Some botanists reckon it is so different that it qualifies as a separate species, we could call it Allium gudbransdalensis. Have a look at some of the pictures on this page of the plant and its very special habitat:
keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.): Looking for Goldini Zucchini again. Thinking of setting up my own seed shop for OSSI varieties in the future.
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gratefulseedsaver: I have Goldini seeds. firstname.lastname@example.org
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wilscase: I'm a graduate student at Oregon State and have been working with populations segrgating for different color genes such as the B gene in Cucurbita. I'm curious if anyone has experience with crosses in Cucurbita maxima between grey blue types and orange?
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wilscase: I have been backcrossing to the grey parent for 4 generations and have finally selfed the heterozygotes (for the Bmax gene) the populations have segregated for diffuse bicolor (pink/blue, orange green), blue green, blue, green, pink (salmon) and orange
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wilscase: The genes involved are Bmax and bl. I have observed that Bmax is incompletely dominant to wild type (green). I have read that bl is incompletely recessive to Bl(wild type). I'm curious if anyone else has observed the behavior of Bmax in a grey/blue type
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wilscase: It appears that bl and Bmax are interacting to produce different shades of salmon and pink.
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wilscase: I'm also interested in any other color genetics, especially the relationships between B and L genes. In the right background these genes can dramatically increase Carotenoids (vitamin A)
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wilscase: I have lots of germplasm and would love to exchange anything that people are interested in
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